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Personal profile

Research interests


Multilingualism, technologies and literacies in education

Digital literacies

Community languages

Informal learning


Alice Chik is a Senior Lecturer in the School of Education, Faculty of Arts, and the Associate Director of Multilingualism Research Centre, Faculty of Medicine, Health and Human Sciences. 

Her primary area of research examines language learning and multilingual literacies in digital environments. She is especially interested in exploring how language learners construct and direct their autonomous learning in informal contexts. She also has a particular interest in multilingualism is public discourse, representation, and narratives of everyday multilingual experience. She is the lead co-editor of Multilingual Sydney (Routledge, 2019) and lead author of 'Languages of Sydney: The people and the passion' (Candlin & Mynard, 2019). Her recent projects can be found on www.multilingualsydney.org.

Research student supervision

Alice supervises Higher Degree Research students whose projects lie within her areas of research specialization.


Alice teaches in the undergraduate programs and contributes to units relating to literacy and primary teacher education. She currently teaches/convenes

  • EDST8207 Teaching English in the Primary School 2
  • EDTE2510 Curriculum and Teaching in Primary School 1
  • EDTE3540 Curriculum and Teaching in Primary School 4
  • EDUC3710 Reading Acquisition in the Primary Classroom

Community engagement

Alice is currently on the editorial boards for Language Learning & Technology, and The Australian Journal of Teacher Education. She also works closely with community organizations in Sydney that serve culturally and linguistically diverse communities. She serves on the Multicultural Advisory Committee, Ryde City Council, and on the management committee of NSW Federation of Community Language Schools Inc.

Education/Academic qualification

Education, PhD

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Research Outputs

Age, gender and language teacher identity: narratives from higher education

Mason, S. L. & Chik, A., Aug 2020, In : Sexuality and Culture. 24, 4, p. 1028–1045 18 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  • Commentary: digital language and learning in the time of coronavirus

    Chik, A. & Benson, P., 16 Sep 2020, In : Linguistics and Education. 100873.

    Research output: Contribution to journalComment/opinion

  • Humorous interaction, language learning, and social media

    Chik, A., Mar 2020, In : World Englishes. 39, 1, p. 22-35 14 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  • Open Access
  • Made in Hong Kong: studies in popular music

    Fung, A. (ed.) & Chik, A. (ed.), Apr 2020, London: Routledge. 224 p. (Routledge global popular music series)

    Research output: Book/ReportEdited Book/Anthology

  • Impacts

    International students’ experience of racism: A City of Ryde report

    Adele Garnier (Participant), Alice Chik (Participant), Michael Chang (Participant), Phil Benson (Participant)

    Impact: Culture impacts, Society impacts