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Biography

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

English as a Medium of Instruction (EMI)

TESOL

Bilingualism

Task-based Language Teaching (TBLT)

Content and Language Integrated Learning (CLIL)

Studies of Asia

Asia literacy

Q methodology

Monash teaching commitment

EDF5155 & EDF5156 Language Specialisation Units

EDF5642 Bilingual and Content-based Programs

EDF4253 Humanities and Social Sciences Education

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

Research area keywords

  • English as medium of instruction
  • TESOL
  • Bilingualism
  • Task-based language learning
  • Content and language integrated pedagogies
  • Studies of Asia
  • Asia literacy
  • Q methodology

Projects 2017 2019

Research Output 2014 2019

The relational work of international teachers: a case study of a Sino-foreign school

Kostogriz, A. & Bonar, G., 2019, In : Transitions: Journal of Transient Migration. 3, 2, p. 127-144 18 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

The missing student voice in the Asia literacy discussion

Bonar, G., 2014, In : Ethos: ideas for the classroom discussions & reviews. 22, 3, p. 24-26 3 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleOtherpeer-review

Prizes

ACIS Fondazione Cassamarca scholarship

Gary Bonar (Recipient), 2002

Prize: Prize (including medals and awards)

Australian Scholarship Group’s PhD Scholarship for Exceptional Mid-Career Professionals

Gary Bonar (Recipient), 13 Oct 2013

Prize: Prize (including medals and awards)

Activities 2015 2019

  • 9 Contribution to conference
  • 3 Contribution to workshop, seminar, course
  • 2 Public lecture/debate/seminar
  • 1 Peer review responsibility

International Conference of the Australian Association for Research in Education 2019

Gary Bonar (Speaker)
5 Dec 2019

Activity: Participating in or organising an event typesContribution to conference

Language Teaching Research (Journal)

Gary Bonar (Peer reviewer)
1 Jun 2019

Activity: Publication peer-review and editorial work typesPeer review responsibility

Dean's Lecture Series in Shanghai - English as a Medium of Instruction (EMI): Navigating the challenges and complexities

Gary Bonar (Performer)
7 Sep 2019

Activity: Community Talks, Presentations, Exhibitions and EventsPublic lecture/debate/seminar

35th Annual Q Conference

Gary Bonar (Speaker)
18 Sep 201920 Sep 2019

Activity: Participating in or organising an event typesContribution to conference

English as a Medium of Instruction (EMI): Navigating the challenges and complexities

Gary Bonar (Invited speaker)
9 Sep 2019

Activity: Participating in or organising an event typesContribution to workshop, seminar, course