Personal profile


Dr Gary Bonar is a Lecturer in the Master of TESOL, Languages and Humanities specialisation courses at the Faculty of Education, Monash University, Australia. Prior to commencing his lecturing position, he worked in the Victorian secondary education sector, most recently in the role of Curriculum Coordinator responsible for Literacy, Languages and Social Sciences. He has also taught two languages (Japanese and Italian) and English as an additional language in secondary schools. In addition, he also has over ten years’ experience teaching English in diverse sectors in Asia and Europe.

In 2013 he was awarded the ASG PhD scholarship for exceptional mid-career professionals. Gary’s research interests focus on two areas, both of which have grown out of his professional work. These are Asia-related teaching in Australian schools, and English-language related learning in the Asia region.

Research interests

Languages teaching

Language teacher identity

English as a Medium of Instruction - EMI



Studies of Asia

Asia literacy

Q methodology

Monash teaching commitment

EDF5155 & EDF5156 Language Specialisation Units

EDF5643 Second Language Assessment and Testing

EDF4024 Humanities and Social Sciences Education

Various other units in the Batchelor of Education, Master of Teaching and Master of TESOL courses

Supervision interests

Languages teaching and language teacher identity

English as a Medium of Instruction (EMI)


Studies of Asia

Asia literacy

Q methodology

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 4 - Quality Education
  • SDG 16 - Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions

Research area keywords

  • Languages education
  • Language teacher identity
  • English as medium of instruction
  • Studies of Asia
  • Asia literacy
  • Q methodology
  • Educating for diversity and inclusion
  • Transforming teaching and learning

Collaborations and top research areas from the last five years

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