Projects per year
Robyn Spence-Brown is a Senior Lecturer in the School of Languages, Literatures, Cultures and Linguistics and teaches and conducts research in the areas of Japanese language teaching and learning and applied linguistics more generally. She is currently Coordinator of the Higher Degree by Research Program in Linguistics and Applied Linguistics and Chair of the Management and Advisory Committees of the Melbourne Centre for Japanese Language Education.
Robyn has a long-standing interest in the teaching of Japanese at the school level, and has served on various examination and curriculum development committees.
Area editor, Japanese Studies
Chair, Management committe for MCJLE
Deputy President, Japanese Language Speech Contest Committee, Victoria
Robyn's research interests are in the area of applied linguistics and include language assessment, second langauge acquisition and teaching, motivation and study abroad. In 2010 she completed (with Anne de Kretser) a major report on the Teaching of Japanese in Australian Schools, for the Asia Education Foundation and the Department of Education, Employment and Workplace Relations.
Monash teaching commitment
Second Language Acquisition (postgraduate unit)
Japanese Interaction and Language Use (undergraduate cornerstone unit)
Research area keywords
- Second Language Acquisition
- Language Pedagogy
- Language assessment
1/07/14 → 31/12/14
An Investigation into the Current State of Indonesian, Japanese and Korean Language Education in Australian Schools
De Kretser, A. & Spence-Brown, R.
1/02/09 → 31/10/09
Assessing writing ability in a foreign language at secondary school variation in performance on a communicative writing taskIwashita, N. & Spence-Brown, R., 12 Oct 2018, In : Australian Review of Applied Linguistics. 41, 1, p. 28-60 33 p.
Research output: Contribution to journal › Article › Research › peer-review
Spence-Brown, R., 2014, Dynamic Ecologies: A Relational Perspective on Languages Education in the Asia-Pacific Region. Murray, N. & Scarino, A. (eds.). Netherlands: Springer, p. 183 - 198 16 p.
Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceeding › Chapter (Book) › Research › peer-review
Implementing social networking in a higher education language course: interaction and assessment in conflictPasfield-Neofitou, S. E., Spence-Brown, R. L., Koshiba, M. & Clerehan, R. A., 2012, Effectively Implementing Information Communication Technology in Higher Education. Peterson, J., Lee, O., Islam, T. & Piscioneri, M. (eds.). New York: Nova Science Publishers, p. 201 - 217 17 p.
Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceeding › Chapter (Book) › Other
Spence-Brown, R. L. & Kretser, A. D., 2010, Vic: Education Services Australia Ltd. 83 p.
Research output: Book/Report › Commissioned Report › Research