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Biography

Minh Hue Nguyen is a lecturer in TESOL Education in the Faculty of Education at Monash University, Australia. Her research, supervision, teaching and engagement are in the areas of teacher education, especially in TESOL and Languages, and additional language teaching and learning. Minh Hue is interested in creating productive learning experiences for preservice teachers to transition effectively into the teaching profession. She is passionate about finding ways for institutions to support both preservice teachers and teacher educators in this transition.

Minh Hue obtained her PhD in Education (TESOL focused) from Monash University, Australia. Prior to this appointment, she worked in TESOL curriculum development and teacher development projects and taught English language, linguistics, academic skills, research methods and TESOL pedagogy at various universities in Vietnam and Australia.

Minh Hue’s publications have focused on preservice teachers' professional learning in the TESOL practicum, emotional experiences, identity development, mentoring, and the role of the TESOL curriculum in preservice teachers’ learning. Her most recent research builds on and extends her previous work by examining professional learning for teacher educators in TESOL. Her forthcoming research monograph, underpinned by sociocultural theory, explores the sociocultural contexts of the professional experiences, the preservice teachers as learners of English language teaching, and the activity of learning to teach English language in relation to the contextual and personal issues. Her research has been recognized through, for example, ATEA/Kay Martinez Award for Best Paper at the 2013 ATEA Conference, Monash Education Research Community's Publication Award, Monash University’s Postgraduate Publication Award, Penny McKay Award Special Commendation for Outstanding Doctoral Thesis in Language Education, and Monash Dean of Education’s ECR Project Award.

Supervision interests

  • Teacher work in TESOL
  • Teacher identity development
  • Curriculum development for TESOL education
  • Professional experience
  • Sociocultural and activity theory perspectives on teacher learning and teaching
  • TESOL pedagogy
  • Researcher development

Education/Academic qualification

Education, PhD, MONASH UNIVERSITY

… → 2015

Applied Linguistics, MA, Victoria University of Wellington

… → 2008

English Language Teaching, BA, Vietnam National University

… → 2003

Keywords

  • Activity theory and Sociocultural theory
  • Second language teacher education
  • TESOL pedagogy
  • Language teacher cognition
  • Professional experience
  • Teacher identity and emotions

Research Output 2008 2018

ESL teachers' emotional experiences, responses and challenges in professional relationships with the school community: implications for teacher education

Nguyen, M. H., 1 Jan 2018, Emotions in Second Language Teaching: Theory, Research and Teacher Education. Martínez Agudo, J. D. D. (ed.). 1st ed. Cham Switzerland: Springer, p. 243-257 15 p.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter (Book)Otherpeer-review

Mentoring practices and relationships during the EAL practicum in Australia: contrasting narratives

Nguyen, M. H. & Parr, G., 1 Jul 2018, Re-Imagining Professional Experience in Initial Teacher Education: Narratives of Learning. Fitzgerald, A., Parr, G. & Williams, J. (eds.). Singapore: Springer, p. 87-105 19 p.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter (Book)Researchpeer-review

Negotiating contradictions in developing teacher identity during the EAL practicum in Australia

Nguyen, M. H., 2017, In : Asia-Pacific Journal of Teacher Education. 45, 4, p. 399-415 17 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

Open Access
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Responding to the need for re-conceptualizing second language teacher education: The Potential of a Sociocultural Perspective

Nguyen, M. H., 2016, In : International Education Studies. 9, 12, p. 219-231 13 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

Open Access

Prizes

2003: Vietnam National University Honour Merit for Exemplary Student

Minh Hue Nguyen (Recipient), 2003

Prize: Prize (including medals and awards)

2003: VIFOTEC Award for Academic Excellence

Minh Hue Nguyen (Recipient), 2003

Prize: Prize (including medals and awards)

2004, 2005, 2009, 2010, ULIS Honour Merit for Teaching Excellence

Minh Hue Nguyen (Recipient), 2004

Prize: Prize (including medals and awards)

2007: New Zealand Government Scholarship

Minh Hue Nguyen (Recipient), 2007

Prize: Prize (including medals and awards)

Activities 2010 2017

  • 4 Peer review responsibility
  • 2 External research organisation, centre or institute
  • 2 Membership of an advisory panel/policy group/ board

Australian Teacher Education Association

Minh Hue Nguyen (Member)
2017 → …

Activity: External Academic EngagementExternal research organisation, centre or institute

System (Journal)

Minh Hue Nguyen (Editor in chief)
2017 → …

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

Asia-Pacific Journal of Teacher Education (Journal)

Minh Hue Nguyen (Peer reviewer)
2016 → …

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

VicTESOL

Minh Hue Nguyen (Member)
2016 → …

Activity: External Academic EngagementExternal research organisation, centre or institute

Applied Linguistics Association of Australia (ALAA) (External organisation)

Minh Hue Nguyen (Member)
20152016

Activity: Industry, Government and Philanthropy Engagement and PartnershipsMembership of an advisory panel/policy group/ board