Dr. Angela Frattarola

Dr. Angela Frattarola
Director, Language and Communication Centre

Welcome message from the Director of the Language and Communication Centre (LCC)

Welcome to NTU’s Language and Communication Centre (LCC)! Our experienced faculty teach the first-level communication course taken by all NTU undergraduates, as well as discipline-specific courses in the arts, engineering, humanities, medicine, sciences, and social sciences. Our undergraduate courses challenge students to analyse texts, develop compelling research questions, do research, cite ethically, and connect multiple sources to develop complex arguments. In our postgraduate courses, students are encouraged to master academic conventions, provide peer feedback, and begin professionalization. For all our courses, we emphasise writing as a process that entails drafting and revision, as well as writing as a tool for thinking.

LCC serves the wider NTU community through its writing centre, the Communication Cube, where students receive feedback from trained peer tutors on their writing, presentations, and speeches. Our CommCube coaches promote the value of peer feedback, attention to audience, and academic integrity. 

In addition to the Centre’s significant teaching within NTU, LCC has a strong research agenda. Our faculty members have published on topics such as the use of new media in language learning, the role of feedback and transfer in education, language and social media, and the use of English as a lingua franca in higher education across Asia. Many of our talented faculty also publish creative work and literary criticism. To learn more about our faculty’s publications and courses, please explore the relevant webpages above or feel free to contact us directly.