Senior Instructor

Academic English Course Coordinator

8822 8118

Consultation Hours
Monday 11:30 - 13:00
Thursday 11:30 - 13:00

Or by appointment via sgrant@um.edu.mo


Doctor of Philosophy in Applied Linguistics, University of Auckland, New Zealand.

Masters of Teaching English to Speakers of Other Language (MTESOL), University of Auckland, New Zealand.

Postgraduate Diploma in Second Language Teaching (PGDipSLT), Massey University, New Zealand.

Bachelor of Business (BBus), Manukau Institute of Technology, New Zealand.

Research Interests
  • Creativity and language learning
  • Task-based language learning
  • CALL
  • Motivation
  • Individual differences


Professional Experience


  • Academic English (EELC130)
  • Advanced Academic Writing I (EELC327)
  • Academic English I (EELC131/EELC132)
  • Introduction to University English (EELC121)
  • Introduction to Academic Writing (EELC227)
  • English for Business Majors I (EELC215)
  • Creativity and Writing (ENGB212)
Professional Affiliations

Member, TESOL International Association

Member, MAELT

Selected Publications

Peer-Reviewed Publications:

Grant, S. (2020). Effects of intensive EFL immersion programmes on willingness to communicate, The Language Learning Journal, 48, 4, 442-453. doi.org/10.1080/09571736.2017.1422274

Grant, S. (2018). Reducing writing anxiety within the EAP classroom through technology-enhanced activities. In Leung, Y. (Ed.) Selected Papers from the Twenty-seventh International Symposium on English Teaching (pp. 186 – 195). Taipei, Taiwan: ETA-ROC.

Grant, S. (2017). Implementing project-based language teaching in an Asian context: a university EAP writing course case study from Macau. Asian-Pacific Journal of Second and Foreign Language Education, 2, 1, 1 – 13. http://10.1186/s40862-017-0027-x

Grant, S. (2016). Peer review process completion rates and subsequent student perceptions within completely online versus blended modes of study. System, 62, 93-101. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.system.2016.06.010

Grant, S. (2015). Higher order thinking skills and language learning: Presenting a model for incorporating creativity and critical thinking into classroom activities and language tasks. The TESOLANZ Journal, 23, 1 – 16.


Conference Papers:

Grant, S. (June, 2018). Developing sequenced LMS activities for effective EAP task preparation through Moodle completion tracking.  Paper presented at The JALTCALL2018 Conference, Nagoya, Japan.

Grant, S. (February, 2017). Impacts of an intensive English in-residence programme on student willingness to communicate.  Paper presented at The 13th Annual CamTESOL Conference, Phnom Penh, Cambodia.

Grant, S. (August, 2016). Encouraging student autonomy through project-based learning in an EAP writing course.  Paper presented at MICOLLAC 2016, Penang, Malaysia.

Grant, S. (August, 2016). Digital Natives’ language learning technology usage and perceived effectiveness. Paper presented at TESOL Indonesia International Conference, Lombok, Indonesia.

Grant, S. (December, 2015). A correlational study of person-based creativity and second language performance via written modality. Paper presented at Linguistics Society of New Zealand Conference, Dunedin, New Zealand.

Grant, S. (December, 2015). Divergent ideas and written language performance within two groups: A study of creative ideas within open-ended writing tasks with and without pre-writing group discussion tasks. Paper presented at AWC 2015 Conference, Chiang Mai, Thailand.

Grant, S. (May, 2015). How can we provide models and utilize group activities without stifling creativity?  Paper presented at The 3rd ELC Writing Roundtable, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Hong Kong.

Grant, S. (March, 2015). A-peer-ance is everything: Utilizing student ideas for improving a sequence of online peer-review activities. Paper presented at The 11th Annual CamTESOL Conference, Phnom Penh, Cambodia.

Grant, S. (February, 2015). Utilizing technology to encourage communicative competence: How to develop task-based multimedia materials for the language classroom.  Paper presented at The English Language Teaching International Conference, University of Macau, Macau.

Grant, S. (December, 2014). Motivating students through creativity in the classroom.  Poster presented at Centre for Language Studies International Conference, National University of Singapore, Singapore.

Grant, S. (March, 2014). More than language: Incorporating higher order thinking into the language classroom.  Paper presented at The English Language Teaching International Conference, University of Macau, Macau.

Grant, S. (January, 2013). Developing mechanics in student writing. Paper presented at The English Language Teaching International Conference, University of Macau, Macau.