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Researcher: To, VT (Dr Vinh To)

Fields of Research

English and literacy curriculum and pedagogy (excl. LOTE, ESL and TESOL)
LOTE, ESL and TESOL curriculum and pedagogy
Higher education
Teacher education and professional development of educators
Asian cultural studies
Early childhood education
Applied linguistics and educational linguistics
Early English languages
Special education and disability
Other education
Gender relations
Educational technology and computing

Research Objectives

Learner and learning
Pedagogy
Assessment, development and evaluation of curriculum
Literature
Expanding knowledge in education
Languages and linguistics
Other education and training
Gender aspects in education
International organisations

Career Best Publications

ASEAN conference to be hosted by UTAS for first time
Complexity of English textbook language: asystemic functional analysis; Linguistics and the Human Sciences
Examining interpersonal metaphor of modality in successful primary persuasive texts; 44th International Systemic Functional Congress
Grammatical metaphor: WHAT, WHY and HOW; 1st International Systemic Functional Linguistics Interest Group (SFLIG) Webinar series
Multiple perspectives on the benefits of teaching of Vietnamese to preschool children in an Australian early childhood context; International Journal of Early Years Education
Nominalisation in high scoring primary and secondary school persuasive texts; Australian Journal of Language and Literacy
Othering or inclusion? Teacher practice around Asian voices and identities in literature; English in Australia
Saying more with less: 4 ways grammatical metaphor improves academic writing
Teaching Vietnamese as a foreign language in an Australian early childhood context: Perspectives from educators and parents; International Conference on Vietnamese Studies: Globalization and its impact on teaching and learning Vietnamese
Vietnamese language study a success for early learners
Writing persuasive texts: using grammatical metaphors for rhetorical purposes in an educational context; Australian Journal of Linguistics

Research Publications

A comparative study of nominalisation in IELTS writing test papers; International Journal of Innovative Interdisciplinary Research
Addressing challenges in the practice of critical literacy in EFL classrooms: A new framework; Indonesian Journal of Applied Linguistics
An investigation into the syntactic features and the uses of English and Vietnamese negative sentences in literary works; Hue University Journal of Science: Social Sciences and Humanities
Applying Halliday's linguistic theory in qualitative data analysis; National Conference of the Association for Qualitative Research
Applying Halliday's linguistic theory in qualitative data analysis; Qualitative Research Journal
ASEAN conference to be hosted by UTAS for first time
Australia to partner with Asean universities in online education forum
Complexity of English textbook language: asystemic functional analysis; Linguistics and the Human Sciences
Conversation as an interview method in research; Conducting Research in a Changing and Challenging World
Covid-19 international forum for online education - challenges to face
Covid-19-era international forum for online education - Challenges to be faced
Different perspectives on linguistic complexity; Linguistics and language education in new horizons: The link between theory, research and pedagogy
Early Language Learning: A case study of teaching Vietnamese to preschool students in Tasmania
East Meets West? Identifying points of contestation when mediating understandings about Eastern picturebooks with children; 9th International Conference on Multimodality
East-Asian philosophical concepts as analytical framework for interpreting non-western images in children’s picturebooks; 1st International Systemic Functional Linguistics Interest Group (SFLIG) Webinar series
East-Asian philosophical concepts as analytical framework for interpreting non-western images in children’s picturebooks; Handbook of research on cultivating literacy in diverse and multilingual classrooms
Engaging children with Asian literature: stories from Tasmania; Practical Literacy: The Early and Primary Years
English for non-English speaking children and Vietnamese for non-Vietnamese speaking children: A comparative analysis between Vietnamese and Australian parental perspectives; International congress of bilingualism studies and European Turks
Enhancing student reading engagement through the UTAS Books in Homes Program and Reading Mentor Program; 2017 Australian Association for rhe teaching of English/ Australian Literacy Educators' Association National Conference
Enhancing the educational role of language: Educators’ perspectives on languages education in Australian and Vietnamese early childhood contexts; 3rd International Pedagogic and Linguistic ERL Conference
Examining interpersonal metaphor of modality in successful primary persuasive texts; 44th International Systemic Functional Congress
Examining interpersonal metaphor of modality in successful primary persuasive texts; 44th International Systemic Functional Linguistic Congress
Exlamatives and exclamatory acts in English and Vietnamese; Internet Journal of Language, Culture and Society
Gender in the Vietnamese culture
Grammatical complexity of English textbooks: A comparative study of two book levels: Elementary and Pre-intermediate; Australian systemic functional linguistics association conference 2014
Grammatical intricacy in EFL textbooks; International Journal of English Language Education
Grammatical metaphor for persuasion: A study of NAPLAN texts; ASFLA 2018
Grammatical metaphor: WHAT, WHY and HOW; 1st International Systemic Functional Linguistics Interest Group (SFLIG) Webinar series
How learning a second language benefits preschoolers
International online education forum during COVID-19
Interpreting Vietnamese picturebooks with a Western semiotic framework; 8th OpenTESOL International Conference
Languages in an Australian preschool: A case study of Vietnamese; 22nd AFMLTA International Languages Conference
Lexical density and readability: A case study of English Textbooks; Annual National Conference of the Australian Systemic Functional Linguistics Association (ASFLA)
Lexical density and readability: A case study of English textbooks; Internet Journal of Language, Culture and Society
Linguistic complexity analysis: A case study of commonly-used textbooks in Vietnam; Sage Open
Linguistic Complexity in English Textbooks: A Functional Grammar Perspective; Structuring the Thesis: Matching Method, Paradigm, Theories and Findings
Linguistic complexity in English textbooks: A Functional Grammar Perspective; AILA World Congress 2014
Localities in critical literacy practice: a critical review of the frameworks; Journal of Theories and Research in Education
Multiple perspectives on the benefits of teaching of Vietnamese to preschool children in an Australian early childhood context; International Journal of Early Years Education
Nominalisation in high scoring primary and secondary persuasive texts; Australian Systemic Functional Linguistics Association (ASFLA) Conference
Nominalisation in high scoring primary and secondary school persuasive texts; Australian Journal of Language and Literacy
Othering or inclusion? Teacher practice around Asian voices and identities in literature; 2019 Australian Literacy Educators' Association Conference
Othering or inclusion? Teacher practice around Asian voices and identities in literature; ALEA National Conference 2019
Othering or inclusion? Teacher practice around Asian voices and identities in literature; English in Australia
Perceptions of languages education from leaders and educators in Tasmanian primary and secondary schools; 22nd AFMLTA International Languages Conference
Research writing: A Systemic Functional Linguistics perspective; University of Tasmania Post Graduate Conference
Research Writing: A Systemic Functional Linguistics Perspective; What is Next in Educational Research?
Saying more with less: 4 ways grammatical metaphor improves academic writing
Teaching Intercultural Awareness: Enhancing FL Teachers' Using of Multicultural Literature with an Analytical Framework for Interpreting Picturebooks about East-Asian Cultures; Theoretical and applied perspectives on teaching foreign languages in multilingual settings: Educational implications
Teaching translation: A functional linguistics perspective; Linguistics and language education in new horizons: The link between theory, research and pedagogy
Teaching Vietnamese as a foreign language in an Australian early childhood context: Perspectives from educators and parents; International Conference on Vietnamese Studies: Globalization and its impact on teaching and learning Vietnamese
The metaphors we teach by: A Cumulative and cohesive design for Bachelor of Education English education units; Australian Systemic Functional Linguistics Association (ASFLA) Conference 2016
The younger the better to learn a second language
Thematic structure in reading comprehension texts in English textbooks; International Journal of Languages, Literature and Linguistics
University will lead online education forum for ASEAN nations
Vietnamese language study a success for early learners
Vietnamese teaching for pre-schoolers
Visual meanings in Vietnamese picture books: exploring Vietnamese artists’ perspectives on the yin-yang balancing; Social Semiotics
What are the benefits of early learning foreign languages?
Writing persuasive texts: using grammatical metaphors for rhetorical purposes in an educational context; Australian Journal of Linguistics

Research Projects

An investigation into languages education in Tasmanian primary and secondary schools; University of Tasmania (UTAS)
Australia-ASEAN Academics Forum: Online Education during COVID-19 and Beyond; Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT)

Research Candidate Supervision