TESOL Research Colloquium
The annual TESOL Research Colloquium, hosted by the University of Sydney and supported by Macquarie’s Department of Linguistics, was held on Saturday September 14, 2019. This is an event attended by over 200 TESOL and Applied Linguistics people from across Australia, New Zealand, and the Asian region. It aims to provide a forum for discussing and sharing research in the area of TESOL, as well as to encourage future research collaboration in this area. The Colloquium is a place where both new and established TESOL researchers can network. It includes presentation sessions on a wide range of TESOL and TESOL-related research, as well as pre-colloquium workshops.
Macquarie’s TESOL community was, as usual, highly visible, with sixteen people presenting and many others attending. Phil Chappell started the day off with a plenary talk. Alice Chik (Department of Educational Studies) hosted a symposium with several Educational Studies HDR students (Yijun Yin, Ha Anh Thi Nguyen, Normala Sulaiman and Muhammad Aulia) as well as PhD candidate Yulia Kharchenko from Linguistics. Individual presentations were given by Master of Applied Linguistics and TESOL students Takato Suzuki and Luis Torres Vasquez; and by Linguistics HDR students Anh Ton Nu, Farzeneh Morovati, Melissa Reed, Stafford Lumsden, Luke Alexander, and Yeong Ju (Crystal) Lee.