~My Profile~

Mattanee Palungtepin (May)

Email maymattanee@gmail.com


1999 B.A. in English (First Class Hons.), Chulalongkorn University

2001 M.A. in Applied English Linguistics, University of Wisconsin-Madison

2005 Ph.D. in Curriculum & Instruction (with specialization in Teaching English as a Second/Foreign Language and Educational Media), University of Wisconsin-Madison

Areas of interest

Teaching English as a Second/Foreign Language (especially the use of educational media and materials in ESL/EFL teaching), Second Language Acquisition

Courses taught at Chula

Undergraduate courses:

English I, English II, Introduction to English Sound System and Structure, Introduction to Translation

Graduate courses:

English as a Foreign Language, Applied English Linguistics in the New Media Age

Courses taught for the general public (through the Faculty of Arts' Academic Services Center)

Effective English Presentations, English for Communication

Academic work/ publications

Ph.D. thesis:
The Use of Multiple Media Tools to Facilitate Preschool English Learners' Second Language and Literacy Development

Ongoing research:
A Case Study of Thai Undergraduates Learning English through the Blend of Classroom Instruction and Electronic Discussion Boards (ทุนพัฒนาอาจารย์ใหม่/นักวิจัยใหม่ กองทุนรัชดาภิเษกสมโภช จุฬาฯ)

Other work experiences

April 2006 - now
Webmaster for the Department of English website

2007 - now
Committee member for the English as an International Language Program (EIL)

April 2009 - now
One of the M.C.s for the radio program "Aksorn Patee", C.U. Radio FM 101.5 MHz

July 2004
The FAST program (Families and Schools Together), Madison, Wisconsin
Volunteer tutor –teaching English and literacy skills to children (aged around 3-6)

May 2004                  
Critical Discourse Analysis Conference 2004, Indiana University, Bloomington, Indiana
One of the presenters from the University of Wisconsin-Madison presenting ongoing research on the use of media to teach English as a second language and how Critical Discourse Analysis was used as one of the analytical tools        

January – May 2004 
Even Start Family Literacy Program
, Madison, Wisconsin
Volunteer teacher –bringing in educational media and materials to teach English as a second language to children aged 3-6 in the Even Start program (a federally sponsored program that offers educational services to low-income families in Dane County, USA; Most students speak English as a second language.)

February 2004
Dane County Parent Council All-Staff Meeting 2004, Madison, Wisconsin
Workshop presenter –presenting a workshop to Dane County Parent Council staff (teachers/educators) on the use of media technologies in teaching English as a second language


Listening to music, singing , drawing, karate, aerobics, pilates


~a view from my office window at night~