Dr Thu Ngo

Dr Thu Ngo

Senior Lecturer

Ph.D, Education Linguistics (University of New England, Australia)

Topic: Deployment of evaluative language in English and Vietnamese spoken discourse

M.Ed, TESOL (University of Sydney, Australia)

Topic: Text-based and text-free English pronunciation by Vietnamese EFL students: an intelligibility approach.


Arts,Design & Architecture
School of Education
Office: G48, Morven Brown building, Gate 8, Kensington campus
  • Books | 2021
    Ngo T; Hood S; Martin JR; Painter C; Smith BA; Zappavigna M, 2021, Modelling Paralanguage Using Systemic Functional Semiotics Theory and Application, Bloomsbury Publishing, https://www.bloomsbury.com/au/modelling-paralanguage-using-systemic-functional-semiotics-9781350074910/
  • Book Chapters | 2021
    Ngo T, 2021, 'Digital Storytelling and Teachers’ Disciplinary Multiliteracies', in Connecting Disciplinary Literacy and Digital Storytelling in K-12 Education, IGI Global, pp. 59 - 84, http://dx.doi.org/10.4018/978-1-7998-5770-9.ch004
    Book Chapters | 2018
    Ngo T, 2018, 'Teaching Multimodal Literacy: A Focus on the Comprehension and Representation of Gesture in Oral Interactions', in Multimodality across classrooms: Learning about and through different modalities, Routledge, New York, pp. 115 - 127, http://dx.doi.org/10.4324/9780203701072
    Book Chapters | 2011
    Ngo T; Unsworth L, 2011, 'Vietnamese Person Reference System as an Appraisal Resource', in Linguistic Diversity and Cultural Identity A Global Perspective, Nova Science, New York, pp. 185 - 206, https://catalogue.nla.gov.au/catalog/5810468
  • Journal articles | 2022
    Ngo T; Spreadborough K, 2022, 'Exploring a systemic functional semiotics approach to understanding emotional expression in singing performance: Implications for music education', Research Studies in Music Education, 44, pp. 451 - 474, http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/1321103X211034694
    Journal articles | 2022
    Ngo T; Unsworth L; Herrington M, 2022, 'Teacher Orchestration of Language and Gesture in Explaining Science Concepts in Images', Research in Science Education, 52, pp. 1013 - 1030, http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s11165-021-10011-z
    Journal articles | 2018
    Ngo T, 2018, 'Gesture as transduction of characterisation in children’s literature animation adaptation', The Australian Journal of Language and Literacy, 41, pp. 30 - 43, http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/bf03652004
    Journal articles | 2015
    Ngo T; Unsworth L, 2015, 'Reworking the appraisal framework in ESL research: refining attitude resources', Functional Linguistics, 2, http://dx.doi.org/10.1186/s40554-015-0013-x
    Journal articles | 2012
    Ngo T; Unsworth L; Feez S, 2012, 'Enhancing expressions of attitudes: Achieving equity for international students in everyday communication', TESOL in Context: TESOL as a Global Trade: Ethics, Equity and Ecology, Special Issue, S3, pp. 1 - 10, https://tesol.org.au/publications/#publications-2

ACU Teaching Development Grant (2019-2020)

Topic: Visualising multimodal literacy teaching pedagogy in real school contexts

Explorance Faculty Research Grant (2021)

Topic: Enhancing learner satisfaction with challenging pedagogical content through student-feedback-based course redesign.

  • ACU, Teaching Citation Award (2021)
  • ACU, Faculty of Education and Arts, Teaching Excellence Award (2020) 

Ngo, T., & Unsworth, L. (forthcoming). Digital Multimodal Adaptations of Children’s Literature: Semiotic Analyses and Classroom Applications: Routledge.

My Teaching

Primary Literacy education

TESOL education