Swinburne University of Technology Sarawak Campus

Priscillia Pui Li Eng

BA (English) (Hons) (University of Malaya), MA (Applied Linguistics for Language Teachers) (Curtin)

School of Foundation Studies

Office No:+60 82 260 937
Room No: G107B
Email: ppui@swinburne.edu.my


Priscillia has had more than twenty years of teaching experience at pre-tertiary and tertiary levels in Singapore, Malaysia and Australia. She has taught courses like Critical Thinking & Writing, Academic English, Intensive English/ELICOS and Communication Skills. Prior to returning to Sarawak in 2017, she taught at National University of Singapore for nine years.

As an educator, she is passionate about helping learners acquire life-long learning skills that will help them to be independent learners.  Her strengths and experiences include developing syllabi that are undergirded by theoretical frameworks in the fields of education and applied linguistics, engaging learners in critical thinking, employing technology in the classroom to facilitate learning and teaching learners in multi-cultural settings. She has also been involved in teacher-training projects for teachers in Laos and China.

Aside from teaching, Priscillia also believes in contributing to her homeland of Sarawak. She was selected as the main writer for the coffee-table book on Sarawak women in safety and security in 2019, part of a series of annual publication by the Ministry of Welfare, Community Wellbeing, Women, Family & Childhood Development Sarawak, which documents the contribution of women in the State.

Research Interests

Scholarship of teaching and learning, critical thinking, action research

  • Publications


  • Pui, P., Badiozaman, I. F. A. & Reduan, N. (2019). Sarawak Women in Safety and Security: In good hands. Ministry of Welfare, Community Wellbeing, Women, Family & Childhood Development Sarawak: Kuching.
  • Aryadoust, S.V. & Pui, P. (2012). A commentary on Establishing a Life-Language Model of Proficiency: A New Challenge for Language Testers. International Journal of Language Testing 2 (2), pp.125-130.
  • Pui, P. (2011). Review of Exploring Learner Language. Electronic Journal of Foreign Language Teaching 8(2), pp.268-269.
  • Pui, P. (2010). Review of The Study of Language. Electronic Journal of Foreign Language Teaching 7(2), pp.255-256.
  • Pui, P. (2007). Multicultural literacy in language teaching. The Borneo Post.
  • Teng, J., Pui, P., Yang, Y. & Zhu S. Addressing the grammar needs of incoming NUS foreign undergraduates (SM3) through the development of course materials in response to needs analysis. Singapore, 2011, 26 pages. (NUS Teaching Enhancement Grant report)
  • Conference Presentation Pui, P., Yuen, B & Goh, H. (2016). Rethinking curriculum development in a writing-based critical thinking module. 5th CELC Symposium. Singapore: National University of Singapore.
  • Conference Presentation Goh, H. & Pui, P. (2016). Using Google Apps to engage students in independent learning. 12th Annual CamTESOL Conference on English Language Teaching. Cambodia: IDP Education Phnom Penh.
  • Conference Presentation Pui, P. & Goh, H. (2015). Fostering critical thinking and writing skills through content-based instruction for engineering undergraduates. International Conference on English across the Curriculum. Hong Kong: The Hong Kong Polytechnic University.
  • Conference Presentation Goh, H. & Pui, P. (2015). A Reflection on Paul and Elder’s Critical Thinking Approach. CELC Staff Seminar 25 March 2015. Singapore: National University of Singapore.
  • Conference Presentation Teng, J., Pui, P., Yang, Y. & Zhu, S. (2011). Developing student-centric course materials for PRC EFL learners. TLHE 2011: International Conference on Teaching and Learning in Higher Education. Singapore: National University of Singapore.
  • Conference Presentation Lee, M C. & Pui, P. (2009). Using debates to teach argumentative writing. 18th MELTA International Conference, Aligning Teaching and Learning: Effective Methodologies in English Language Education. Johor Bahru, Malaysia: MELTA.
  • Conference Presentation Wang, S C. & Pui, P. (2006). Language teaching to touch lives. UNESCO’s World Conference on Arts Education, Building Creative Capacities for the 21st Century. Lisbon, Portugal: UNESCO.