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Minh Hue Nguyen is a lecturer in Teacher Education in the Faculty of Education at Monash University, Australia. Her research, supervision, teaching and engagement are in the areas of TESOL education, professional learning, curriculum, and pedagogy. 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 national and institutional TESOL teacher education curriculum development and teacher development projects and taught English language, linguistics, academic skills, research methodology and TESOL pedagogy at Vietnam National University, Deakin University, and the University of Melbourne.

Minh Hue’s publications have focused on preservice TESOL teachers' professional learning in the practicum, emotional experiences, identity development, mentoring, and the role of the teacher education curriculum in preservice teachers’ professional learning. Her recent research monograph, titled English Language Teacher Education, 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 inter-related contextual and personal issues. Her most recent research builds on and extends her previous work by examining professional learning for teacher educators in TESOL and building capacity for effective collaboration between English as an additional language (EAL) teachers and content area teachers for the education of EAL students in mainstream schools.

Her research has been recognized through, for example, the Penny McKay Award Special Commendation for Outstanding Doctoral Thesis in Language Education, Monash Education Research Community's Publication Award, Monash University’s Postgraduate Publication Award, the ATEA/Kay Martinez Award for Best Paper at the ATEA Conference, the Monash Dean of Education’s ECR Project Award, Monash's Advancing Women's Research Success Grant, and the ATEA Earlier Career Researcher Grant.

Supervision interests

  • Teacher professional learning in TESOL
  • TESOL teacher educators' profesionalism
  • Teacher identity and emotion
  • EAL - content teacher collaboration
  • Professional experience
  • TESOL curriculum and pedagogy
  • Sociocultural and activity theory perspectives on teacher learning and teaching

Education/Academic qualification


… → 2015

Award Date: 29 Oct 2015

Applied Linguistics, MA, Victoria University of Wellington

… → 2008

Award Date: 26 Jun 2008

English Language Teaching, BA, Vietnam National University

… → 2003

Award Date: 30 Jun 2003

Research area keywords

  • Activity theory and Sociocultural theory
  • Second language teacher education
  • TESOL pedagogy
  • Language teacher cognition
  • Professional experience
  • Teacher identity and emotions
  • Transforming teaching and learning
  • Educating for diversity and inclusion


Research Output

A preservice teacher's learning of instructional scaffolding in the EAL practicum

Nguyen, M. H. & Penry Williams, C., 1 Oct 2019, In : Australian Journal of Language and Literacy. 42, 3, p. 156-166 11 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

English Language Teacher Education: A Sociocultural Perspective on Preservice Teachers’ Learning in the Professional Experience

Nguyen, M. H., 2019, 1st ed. Singapore Singapore: Springer. 185 p.

Research output: Book/ReportBookResearchpeer-review

What does it mean to be an English-as-an-additional-language teacher? Preservice and in-service teachers’ perceptions

Nguyen, M. H., 2019, Professionalism and Teacher Education: Voices from Policy and Practice. Gutierrez, A., Fox, J. & Alexander, C. (eds.). 1st ed. Singapore Singapore: Springer, p. 217-235 19 p.

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

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

2 Citations (Scopus)

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

1 Citation (Scopus)


2003: Vietnam National University Honour Merit for Exemplary Student

Nguyen, Minh Hue (Recipient), 2003

Prize: Prize (including medals and awards)

2003: VIFOTEC Award for Academic Excellence

Nguyen, Minh Hue (Recipient), 2003

Prize: Prize (including medals and awards)

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

Nguyen, Minh Hue (Recipient), 2004

Prize: Prize (including medals and awards)

2007: New Zealand Government Scholarship

Nguyen, Minh Hue (Recipient), 2007

Prize: Prize (including medals and awards)


  • 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 (Peer reviewer)

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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


Minh Hue Nguyen (Member)

2016 → …

Activity: External Academic EngagementExternal research organisation, centre or institute

Association for Academic Language and Learning (Publisher)

Minh Hue Nguyen (Peer reviewer)

2015 → …

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