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Minh Nguyen Image 2020Senior Lecturer

MEd TESOL (QUT), PhD Language Teaching and Learning (Auckland)

Tel +64 3 479 8614

Office 1N3, 1st floor
Arts Building
Albany Street

Mailing Address
English and Linguistics
University of Otago
PO Box 56
Dunedin 9054
New Zealand


I am an applied linguist and language teacher educator. My research interests include pragmatics and interactional competence, language learning and teaching, and heritage language maintenance. I have published in various international journals and edited volumes published by international presses. Most recently, I have co-edited the volume Building teacher capacity in English Language Teaching in Vietnam: Research, Policy and Practice (2019, with C.V. Le, M. T.H. Nguyen, & R. Bernard), published by Routledge. Currently, I am on the editorial board of Applied Pragmatics (John Benjamins), and the Asian Journal of English Language Teaching published by The Chinese University of Hong Kong Press.

I welcome enquiries from motivated and qualified PhD applicants who wish to undertake projects related to my research activities and experience.

Possible supervision

  • Pragmatics in TESOL
  • Interactional competence
  • Second language acquisition
  • Child language learning
  • Family language policy and heritage language maintenance
  • TESOL methodology
  • ELT materials evaluation


  • LING 231 TESOL: Guide to Language Teaching
  • LING 331 Advanced TESOL: Branching out
  • LING 332 TESOL in Action: Teaching Practice
  • LING 432 Advanced TESOL in Action: Teaching Practice


Nguyen, M. T. T. (2024). Pragmalinguistics. In C. A. Chapelle (Ed.), Encyclopedia of applied linguistics. (Online ed.) John Wiley & Sons. doi: 10.1002/9781405198431

Nguyen, H. T., & Nguyen, M. T. T. (2023). Institutional pragmatics. In M. Aronoff (Ed.), Oxford bibliographies: Linguistics. Oxford University Press. doi: 10.1093/obo/9780199772810-0316

Bui, L. T. N., & Nguyen, M. T. T. (2023). A pragmatic analysis of Vietnamese EFL textbooks: The case of disagreement. Journal of Asia TEFL, 20(4), 754-772. doi: 10.18823/asiatefl.2023.

Nguyen, M. T. T., & Basturkmen, H. (2023). Task design features and pragmatics learning: A systematic review of recent research. Language Teaching Research Quarterly, 34, 19-34. doi: 10.32038/ltrq.2023.34.02

Nguyen, M. T. T. (2023). Interlanguage pragmatics as communicative competence. In M. Kanwit & M. Solon (Eds.), Communicative competence in a second language: Theory, method, and applications. (pp. 135-151). New York, NY: Routledge. doi: 10.4324/9781003160779-11

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