Associate Professor Hoa Nguyen
Associate Professor

Associate Professor Hoa Nguyen

PhD (The University of Queensland),

MTesol(The University of Queensland),

Med (RMIT)

Graduate Certificate In Research Commercialization (The University of Queensland)

Arts,Design & Architecture
School of Education

Dr Hoa Thi Mai Nguyen (PhD, University of Queensland, Australia) is  an Associate Professor  and Post-Graduate Research  Coordinator in the School of Education, specialising in teacher education/development, mentoring, TESOL and sociocultural theory.  Prior to this position, she worked at the University of Sydney where she was awarded the prestigious and highly competitive University of Sydney Postdoctoral Fellowship to pursue her research interests.  Her research excellence has been recognised by a number of awards such as  Research Recognition Award for Early Career Researchers (ATEA); Endeavor Fellowship Award. Being active in research allows her to incorporate her research interests into teaching to create an intellectually engaging, and challenging learning environment. She enjoys working with teachers, in their role as mentors to student teachers and early career teachers and has a strong commitment and passion to develop teachers’ professional learning.   She has also held visiting and honorary positions at University of Sydney, Kings' College London, University of Leeds, and University of Oxford.

+61 2 9385 8349
G37 Morven Brown,
  • Books | 2022
    Ly T; Nga N; Nguyen H; Nguyen T, 2022, Employers’ Needs and Graduate Employability in Vietnam: Practices, Challenges and Possibilities, Pam, Palgrave Macmillan
    Books | 2019
    Grima-Farrell C; Loughland T; Nguyen H, 2019, Theory to Practice in Teacher Education The Critical Challenge of Translation,
    Books | 2017
    Nguyen HTM, 2017, Models of Mentoring in Language Teacher Education, Springer, Switzerland,
  • Book Chapters | 2022
    Nguyen H; Tran LA, 2022, 'CONTRADICTIONS IN A TESOL MENTORING PROGRAM IN VIETNAM: IMPLICATIONS FOR PRACTICE', in Wyatt M; Dikilitas K (ed.), International Perspectives on Mentoring in English Language Education, Palgrave MacMillan,
    Book Chapters | 2019
    Anh T; Nguyen H; Hongzhi Y, 2019, 'Quality Mentoring in TESOL Practicum: Challenges and Proposals for Improvement', in Quality in TESOL and Teacher Education From a Results Culture Towards a Quality Culture, Routledge, 2019,
    Book Chapters | 2019
    Bui HTM; Nguyen HTM, 2019, 'Higher education, innovation, and employability', in Innovate Higher Education to Enhance Graduate Employability: Rethinking the Possibilities, Routledge, pp. 1 - 8,
    Book Chapters | 2019
    Bui T; Ngo THN; Nguyen HTM, 2019, 'Access and Equity in Higher Education (HE) in Light of Bourdieu’s Theories: A Case of Minority Students in the Northwest Vietnam', in Nguyen TN; Tran TL (ed.), Reforming the Vietnamese Higher Education: Global Forces and Local Demand, Springer, Switzerland, pp. 150 - 169,
    Book Chapters | 2019
    Nguyen HTM; Nguyen T, 2019, 'Professional learning for higher education academics: systematic tensions', in Nguyen, TN; Tran, TL (ed.), Reforming the Vietnamese Higher Education: Global Forces and Local Demand, Springer, Singpapore, pp. 223 - 244,
    Book Chapters | 2019
    Nguyen T.M H; Le Duc M; Do QPT, 2019, 'Teachers’ professional learning in the context of language education reforms', in Le VC; Nguyen HTM; Nguyen TTM; Barnard R (ed.), Building Teacher Capacity in English Language Teaching in Vietnam Research, Policy and Practice, Routledge, London & New York, pp. 80 - 98,
    Book Chapters | 2019
    Pei M; Loughland T; Jin W; Nguyen HTM, 2019, 'Building Teachers’ Collective Efficacy: An Insight from a Language Teacher Education Program in China', in Second Handbook of English Language Teaching, Springer International Publishing, pp. 1195 - 1211,
    Book Chapters | 2019
    Pei M; Loughland T; Wei J; Nguyen H, 2019, 'Building Teachers’ Collective Efficacy: An Insight from a Language Teacher Education Program in China.', in Second Handbook of English Language Teaching, Springer, Cham,
    Book Chapters | 2018
    Nguyen HTM; Nguyen TH; Nguyen VH; Nguyen TTT, 2018, 'Local challenges to global needs in English language education in Vietnam: The perspective of language policy and planning', in CHUA Siew Kheng C (ed.), Un(intended) Language Planning in a Globalising World: Multiple Levels of Players at Work, DE GRUYTER OPEN,
    Book Chapters | 2017
    Hoa TMN, 2017, 'Issues of Implementation of Peer Mentoring for Pre-service/Inservice Teachers', in MODELS OF MENTORING IN LANGUAGE TEACHER EDUCATION, SPRINGER INTERNATIONAL PUBLISHING AG, pp. 197 - 208,
    Book Chapters | 2017
    Hoa TMN, 2017, 'Peer Mentoring for Pre-service Teachers: Developing Professional Practice', in MODELS OF MENTORING IN LANGUAGE TEACHER EDUCATION, SPRINGER INTERNATIONAL PUBLISHING AG, pp. 103 - 141,
    Book Chapters | 2017
    Book Chapters | 2017
    Hoa TMN, 2017, 'Peer Mentoring: A Source of Support for Pre-service EFL Teachers', in MODELS OF MENTORING IN LANGUAGE TEACHER EDUCATION, SPRINGER INTERNATIONAL PUBLISHING AG, pp. 143 - 174,
    Book Chapters | 2017
    Lang C; Nguyen HTM, 2017, 'Paired Placements in Intensified School and University environments: advantages, enablers and barriers.', in Ambrosetti A; Capeness R; Kriewaldt J; Rossison D (ed.), Educating teachers: Innovative perspectives in professional experience, Springer, Singapore, pp. 217 - 233,
    Book Chapters | 2017
    Le DM; Nguyen TMH; Burns A, 2017, 'Teacher language proficiency and reform of English Language Education in Vietnam, 2008-2020', in Developing classroom English competence: Learning from Vietnam experience, IDP Education Cambodia, pp. 19 - 33
    Book Chapters | 2017
    Loughland T; Nguyen HTM, 2017, 'Boundary objects and brokers in professional experience: An activity theory analysis', in Educating Future Teachers: Innovative Perspectives in Professional Experience, pp. 71 - 87,
    Book Chapters | 2017
    Ngo THN; Nguyen HTM, 2017, '“I learn listening skill to get high marks”: Student voices about listening instruction in Vietnam', in Stewart T (ed.), TESOL Voices: Insider Accounts of Classroom Life, Higher Education, TESOL International Association, 2017, pp. 99 - 104,
    Book Chapters | 2017
    Nguyen HTM; Loughland T, 2017, 'Boundary objects and brokers in professional experience: An activity theory analysis', in Ambrosetti A; Capeness R; Kriewaldt J; Rossison D (ed.), Educating teachers: Innovative perspectives in professional experience, Springer, Singapore:, pp. 50 - 71
    Book Chapters | 2017
    Sunggingwati D; Nguyen HTM, 2017, 'Self-questioning Strategy Training: Voices from Students in Indonesia', in Dantas-Whitney M; Rilling S (ed.), TESOL Voices: Insider Accounts of Classroom Life, Secondary Education, TESOL International Association, VA, pp. 41 - 45
    Book Chapters | 2016
    Bui TTN; Nguyen HTM, 2016, 'Standardizing English for Educational and Socio-economic Betterment- A Critical Analysis of English Language Policy Reforms in Vietnam', in Kirkpatrick R (ed.), Language Policy(Netherlands), SPRINGER, pp. 363 - 388,
    Book Chapters | 2016
    Nguyen HTM, 2016, 'Peer mentoring for beginning teachers: Factors contributing to their professional identity development', in Tajino A; Stewart T; Dalsky D (ed.), Team Teaching and Team Learning: Collaboration for Innovation in Language Classrooms, Routledge, New York, pp. 179 - 193,
    Book Chapters | 2015
    Bui, T ; Nguyen HTM, 2015, 'Standardizing English for educational and socio-economic betterment? A critical Analysis of English language policy reforms', in Kirkpatrick R (ed.), English Language Education Policy in Asia, edn. Language Policy, Springer, Switzerland, pp. 363 - 388,
    Book Chapters | 2012
    Baldauf RBJ; Nguyen H, 2012, 'Language policy in Asia and the Pacific', in The Cambridge handbook of language policy, Cambridge, pp. 617 - 638
    Book Chapters | 2012
    Nguyen HTM, 2012, 'Primary English language education policy in Vietnam: Insights from implementation.', in Baldauf RB; Kaplan RB; Kamwangamalu NM; Bryant B (ed.), Language planning in primary schools in Asia, Routledge, Abindgon, Oxon, United Kingdom, pp. 121 - 143
    Book Chapters | 2012
    Nguyen HTM; Hudson P, 2012, 'Peer Group Mentoring: Preservice EFL Teachers’ Collaborations for Enhancing Practices.', in Honigsfeld A; Dove MG (ed.), Co-Teaching and Other Collaborative Practices in The EFL/ESL Classroom Rationale, Research, Reflections, And Recommendations, Information Age Publishing., Charlotte, NC, pp. 231 - 241
    Book Chapters | 2012
    Nguyen HTM; Hudson P, 2012, 'Preservice EFL teachers' reflections on mentoring during their practicum', in Gitsaki G; Baldauf RBJ (ed.), Future directions in applied linguistics: Local and global perspective, Cambridge Scholar Publishing, UK, pp. 158 - 178
    Book Chapters | 2009
    Nguyen HTM, 2009, 'An experimental Application of the Problem-Posing Approach for English Language Teaching in Vietnam', in Stewart T (ed.), Insights on Teaching Speaking in TESOL, Virginia TESOL, Inc, Virginia, pp. 79 - 90
  • Edited Books | 2019
    Bui HTM; Nguyen HTM; Cole D, 2019, Innovate higher education to enhance graduate employability: Rethinking the Possibilities,
    Edited Books | 2019
    Nguyen H; Le VC; Nguyen TM; Roger Barnard , (eds.), 2019, Building Teacher Capacity in English Language Teaching in Vietnam, Routledge, London,
    Edited Books | 2014
    Hamid O; Nguyen TMH; Baldauf R, (eds.), 2014, Language Planning for Medium of Instruction in Asia, Taylor and Francis Publisher,
  • Journal articles | 2022
    Ly T; Ngo N; Nguyen H; Le T; Ho T, 2022, 'Employability in context”: Attributes expected by employers in regional Vietnam and implications for career guidance', International Journal for Educational and Vocational Guidance
    Journal articles | 2021
    Le MD; Nguyen HTM; Burns A, 2021, 'English primary teacher agency in implementing teaching methods in response to language policy reform: a Vietnamese case study', Current Issues in Language Planning, vol. 22, pp. 199 - 224,
    Journal articles | 2021
    Loughland T; Bostwick K; Nguyen H; Durksen T, 2021, 'Looking to GROW: The absence of goal setting in post-lesson mentoring conversations on work-integrated learning placements', International Journal of Work-Integrated Learning, vol. 22, pp. 475 - 487,
    Journal articles | 2020
    Ellis NJ; Alonzo D; Nguyen HTM, 2020, 'Elements of a quality pre-service teacher mentor: A literature review', Teaching and Teacher Education, vol. 92,
    Journal articles | 2020
    Loughland T; Nguyen HTM, 2020, 'Using teacher collective efficacy as a conceptual framework for teacher professional learning – A case study', Australian Journal of Education, vol. 64, pp. 147 - 160,
    Journal articles | 2020
    Lynn S; Nguyen HTM, 2020, 'Operationalizing the mentoring processes as perceived by teacher mentors', Mentoring and Tutoring: Partnership in Learning, vol. 28, pp. 295 - 317,
    Journal articles | 2018
    Nguyen H; Ngo THN, 2018, 'Learning to reflect through peer-mentoring in a TESOL practicum', ELT Journal: an international journal for teachers of English to speakers of other languages, vol. 72, pp. 187 - 198,
    Journal articles | 2018
    Nguyen TMH; Loughland T, 2018, 'Pre-service teachers’ construction of professional identity through peer collaboration during professional experience: A case study in Australia', Teaching Education, vol. 29, pp. 81 - 97,
    Journal articles | 2018
    Nguyen TMH; Yang H, 2018, 'Learning to become a teacher in Australia: a study of pre-service teachers’ identity development', Australian Educational Researcher, vol. 45, pp. 625 - 645,
    Journal articles | 2017
    Nguyen TTT; Nguyen HTM, 2017, 'Thinking globally or “glocally”? Bilingual identity of Vietnamese international school students', International Journal of Educational Research, vol. 85, pp. 24 - 32,
    Journal articles | 2016
    Hamid,M. Obaidul ; Nguyen HTM, 2016, 'Globalization, English language policy, and teacher agency: Focus on Asia', The International Education Journal: Comparative Perspectives, vol. 15, pp. 26 - 44
    Journal articles | 2016
    Loughland T; Nguyen HTM, 2016, 'Using the instructional core to implement a professional learning program for primary science teachers in Australia : Insights from implementation and outcomes', Teacher Development, vol. 20, pp. 1 - 23,
    Journal articles | 2016
    Nguyen HTM; Sheridan L, 2016, 'Identity formation of LBOTE preservice teachers during the practicum: a case study in Australia in an urban high school', Teacher Education Quarterly, vol. 43, pp. 29 - 50
    Journal articles | 2015
    Bloomfield D; Nguyen HTM, 2015, 'Creating and Sustaining Professional Learning Partnerships: Activity theory as an analytic tool', Australian Journal of Teacher Education, vol. 40, pp. 23 - 44,
    Journal articles | 2015
    Nguyen HTM; Baudaulf RBJ, 2015, 'Beginning teachers: Supporting each other and learning together', Teacher Education & Practice, vol. 28, pp. 75 - 89
    Journal articles | 2014
    Hamid MO; Nguyen HTM; Kamwangamalu NM, 2014, 'Medium of Instruction in Africa: Commentary', Current Issues in Language Planning, vol. 15, pp. 1 - 3,
    Journal articles | 2014
    Taylor-Leech K; Nguyen HTM; Hamid MO; Siew Kheng Chua C, 2014, 'Tribute to Richard (Dick) Birge Baldauf Jr. (1943–2014): A distinguished scholar and an inspiring mentor', Current Issues in Language Planning, vol. 15, pp. 343 - 351,
    Journal articles | 2013
    Dang TKA; Nguyen HTM; Le TTT, 2013, 'The impacts of globalisation on EFL teacher education through English as a medium of instruction: An example from Vietnam', Current Issues in Language Planning, vol. 14, pp. 52 - 72,
    Journal articles | 2013
    Hamid MO; Nguyen HTM; Baldauf RB, 2013, 'Medium of instruction in Asia: Context, processes and outcomes', Current Issues in Language Planning, vol. 14, pp. 1 - 15,
    Journal articles | 2013
    Nguyen HTM, 2013, 'Peer Mentoring: A Way Forward for Supporting Preservice EFL Teachers Psychosocially During the Practicum', Australian Journal of Teacher Education, vol. 38, pp. 31 - 44
    Journal articles | 2013
    Nguyen HTM, 2013, 'Peer mentoring: A way forward for supporting preservice efl teachers psychosocially during the practicum', Australian Journal of Teacher Education, vol. 38, pp. 30 - 44,
    Journal articles | 2013
    Sunggingwati D; Nguyen H, 2013, 'Teachers’ questioning in reading lessons: A case study in Indonesia.', Electronic Journal of Foreign Language Teaching, vol. 10, pp. 80 - 95
    Journal articles | 2013
    Sunggingwati, D ; Nguyen HTM, 2013, 'Self-questioning strategy training: Insights from implementation', Asian EFL Journal, vol. 68, pp. 39 - 72
    Journal articles | 2011
    Nguyen HTM, 2011, 'Primary English language education policy in Vietnam: Insights from implementation', Current Issues in Language Planning, vol. 12, pp. 225 - 249,
    Journal articles | 2010
    Nguyen HTM, 2010, 'Effective peer mentoring for EFL pre-service teachers’ instructional practicum practice', The Asia EFL Journal, vol. 13, pp. 40 - 61
    Journal articles | 2010
    Nguyen HTM; Hudson P, 2010, 'Preservice EFL teachers’ attitudes, needs, and experiences about teaching writing and learning to teach writing before their practicum: A case study in Vietnam', The Asia EFL Journal, vol. 12, pp. 43 - 67
    Journal articles | 2009
    Hudson P; Nguyen HTM; Hudson S, 2009, 'Mentoring EFL Preservice Teachers in EFL Writing. , 27(1), 85-102.', TESL Canada Journal, vol. 27, pp. 85 - 102
    Journal articles | 2009
    Thanh Vo L; Mai Nguyen HT, 2009, 'Critical friends group for EFL teacher professional development', ELT Journal, vol. 64, pp. 205 - 213,
    Journal articles | 2008
    Nguyen H, 2008, 'Mentoring beginning EFL teachers at tertiary level in Vietnam', Asian-EFL Journal, vol. 10, pp. 111 - 132
    Journal articles | 2007
    Nguyen HTM, 2007, 'Developing EFL learners' intercultural communicative competence: A gap to be filled?', Asian EFL Journal, vol. 21, pp. 122 - 139
    Journal articles | 2007
    Nguyen HTM; Nguyen QT, 2007, 'Teaching English in Primary Schools in Vietnam: An Overview', Current Issues in Language Planning, vol. 8, pp. 162 - 173,
  • Reports | 2021
    Hoa T M N; Trang H; Hang N; Starfield S; Gao A; Alonzo D; Gilanyi L; Nguyen H, 2021, CLIL teachers’ professional development in Vietnam
    Reports | 2018
    Ly T; Ngo N; Nguyen H, 2018, Needs of and Gaps Encountered by Employers in the Northern Mountainous Region of Vietnam,
    Reports | 2018
    Nguyen H; Ngo N; Bui T; Trang N, 2018, An exploration of teacher resilience in the northern mountainous region of Vietnam

 Funded projects

  1. The impact of training listening skills on EFL learners in Taiwan   2008
  2. Preservice teachers’ professional learning during the professional experience  2012
  3. Beginning teachers’ professional learning needs and practice  2016
  4. Cross countries study of beginning teachers’ professional learning experiences : Australia and Canada 2015
  5. A comparative study between the UK and Australia of preservice teachers’ learning during their practicum  2018
  6. Supervising Teachers Application of the Graduate Teaching Standards to the Assessment of Professional Experience in Education  2017
  7. Teachers' resilience in the context of Vietnam. 2018
  8. Needs and gaps encountered by employers in the northern mountainous region of Vietnam 2018
  9.  Developing mentors' standards 2020
  10. School-university partnership in teacher education  2020-2021
  11.  Developing preservice teacher leadership  2020-2021
  12.  Teacher professional development for Content and language integrated learning  Teachers in Vietnam (2020-2022)

2021 Outstanding Supervision Award, UNSW Postgraduate Council

2020 Vice-Chancellor's  Award for Excellence in Higher Research Degree Supervision 

2019 Visiting Scholar, University of Oxford, UK

2019 Visiting Scholar,  University of Leeds, UK

2018 Visiting Scholar, Kings' College  London , UK 

2018 Endeavour Award , Aust. Govt.

2018 Shortlisted for 2018 Dean’s Award for Best Monograph by an Early Career Researcher.

2017 ACE Sutherland St George Region World Teachers Day Award from the Australian College of Educators for significant contributions to the professional learning of teachers and preservice teachers

2017: Vice-Chancellor’s Childcare Support Fund for Women Researchers

2017: Shortlisted for the Dean’s Award for Early Career Researcher Achievement

2016  Early Career Researcher Grant (School of Education, UNSW)

2013 : Research Recognition Award for  Early Career Researcher by Australian Teacher Education Association

2011: The N V Varghese Prize for Comparative Education

2010: Award for Research Higher Degree Excellence 2010 (Outstanding PhD thesis), The University of Queensland.

2010: Commercialisation Training Scheme (CTS) support and grant, Graduate School, The University of Queensland

2009: Postgraduate Research Conference Publication Award 2009, School of Education, The University of Queensland

2008: English Speaking Union Fund (Grant), Victoria, Australia

2006: Vietnam National University (VNU) Young Lecturer Excellence issued by Director of VNU

2006: Postgraduate Research Scholarship at The University of Queensland (PhD degree)

2007: Travel Grant- The 1st Korea English Teachers Associations Joint Conference &  ETAK International Conference

2004: International RMIT scholarship (MA degree)

2002: Queensland University Scholarship (MA degree)

2001: Toyota Foundation Scholarship  Award


Current projects

  • Cross countries study of beginning teachers’ professional learning experiences : Australia and Canada
  • Developing mentors' standards
  • Teacher's professional readiness 
  • Service-learning in teacher education 


Dr  Hoa Nguyen  is in the editorial team of  Asian EFL journal, and  Current Issues in Language Planning.

Dr Hoa Nguyen works as an Associate Editor for  The Asia Pacific Education Researcher 

My Research Supervision

  • Le  Duc Manh (completed): English primary teachers exercise their agency in response to a new language policy: A case study of Vietnam. Manh Le received Russell N. Campbell Award 2015 for his research in language planning and policy
  • Lisa Gilanyi (completed) : Transnational sojourners and language investment: a multi case study of spouses of international students.(completed).  Lisa Gilanyi received Michael Clyne Prize 2020 for the best postgraduate research thesis
  • Panya Akkaraputtapong (completed):  The effects of teacher psychological types on the preferences of supervisory options and behaviours.
  •  Tram Phan (completed)  teachers’ responses to curriculum changes in language education in Vietnam
  • Tatik Tatik: Mentoring beginning teachers in the context of Indonesia.  Tatik  also received  a research grant (2020) funded by NSW Institute for Educational Research 
  • Current Candidates 
  •  Kelli Cato:  Principals understanding and use of professional teacher standards to identify teacher quality
  • Rodrigo F. Arellano : Language Teacher Education in Chile.  Rodrigo received HDR Publication Incentive Award 2020.
  • Jade Rushby (Scientia PhD candidate):   Designing a responsive needs-based staffing system for NSW Schools
  • Andrew Kingsford-Smith (Scientia PhD candidate): Teacher motivation
  • Tanya Kwee : I’ve Landed but I Won’t Teach Anymore - Career Choices of Overseas-trained Immigrant Teachers with Permanent Residency. Tanya received U21 Graduate Collaborative Research Awards 2021, 2022 ADA HDR Research Output Award
  • Dianne Quarmby: Career development and leadership opportunities for second career teachers
  •   Fernandita Gusweni Jayanti   Investigating Teacher Cognition in Motivating Reading Instruction: A Multiple Case Study on Indonesian Teachers
  • WENDI WIJARWADI:    Challenges and Opportunity of Teacher Professional Collaboration in Indonesia: An Insight from Organizational Learning Framework
  • Vahid Bahrami    A/ELD teachers' identity development 
  • Nina Inayati : Self-regulated learning strategies in teaching English in higher education in Indonesia 
  • Catherine (Kate) Colgan: Mid career teachers' development 




My Teaching

EDST 5127          Coaching and Mentoring in Educational Leadership

EDST 5117           Professional Inquiry 

EDST5325             Advanced TESOL Professional Practice