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Brad Wilke is a Lecturer of TESOL Practice in the Faculty of Education (Clayton). His role involves developing curriculum resources, teaching a range of courses in the Master of Education (TESOL) program and mentoring pre-service TESOL teachers. He also works on a number of local and international initiatives to develop links between academic and industry stakeholders with the aim of enhancing career pathways for graduate teachers.

Prior to working at Monash University, Brad worked as a TESOL and LOTE Teacher in a range of educational settings in Australia and Asia, including as a Sessional Academic at UNSW, where he taught Advanced Bilingual Enhancement and technical, media and legal Translation courses in the Master of Interpreting and translation Studies program.

As a TESOL teacher, he has implemented primary EAL programs in a range of metropolitan and regional primary and high school settings. This has provided opportunities to teach EAL students from refugee, migrant and international student backgrounds. He has also taught in regional NSW as a TESOL specialist in Vocational Education and Training courses with a focus on Language and Literacy for young adults. He also has five years’ experience teaching English as a Foreign Language students from diverse backgrounds and of all ages in South Korea. 

As a LOTE Teacher, Brad has worked on initiatives to promote LOTE education in primary and secondary schools. In Sydney, he supported the expansion of a whole-school LOTE program at West Ryde Public School for a culturally and linguistically diverse student cohort. Following this, he initiated, established and coordinated a federally-funded LOTE program in regional NSW to improve opportunities for Korean language education. Throughout 2013-2014, he collaborated with a senior researcher at The University of New South Wales to undertake an Applied Linguistics research project on the mistranslation of professional terms used in Australian Government texts.

Brad has worked on a diverse range of professional projects related to LOTE and TESOL education for a range of organisations including Australian Education International, UNSW Korea Research Institute, Seoul National University Language Education Institute and NSW Curriculum Learning and Innovation Centre.  Prior to his appointment at Monash University, Brad worked with the Department of Education and Training in Victoria to implement an intensive EAL program to support Grade 3-4 primary students from refugee and migrant backgrounds.  

Brad’s teaching, translation and project coordination experience across diverse settings in Australia and Asia provide a strong foundation to support and guide pre-service TESOL teachers while also providing a deep understanding of policy and curriculum issues, teaching practices and employment requirements. 

Monash teaching commitment

EDF5641: Pedagogy and Assessment in TESOL

EDF5696: Professional Practice for Teachers of TESOL 


Brad is interested in working with schools throughout Australia and Asia to support and enhance EAL program provision.  

Research interests

TESOL curriculum development, EAL/D program provision, LOTE education, English Medium Instruction in EFL/EIL, TESOL teacher education and practicum issues. 

Research Output 2014 2014

Lost in translation: erroneous use of Australian professional terms in public Korean texts

Shin, S-C. & Wilke, B., 2014, In : International Review of Korean Studies. 11, 1, p. 1-43 43 p.

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