• 268 Citations
  • 11 h-Index

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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 Educational Studies Research and a core member of the Faculty of Human Sciences Multilingualism Research Centre. 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 convenes

  • EDTE251 Curriculum and Teaching in Primary School 1
  • EDTE354 Curriculum and Teaching in Primary School 4
  • EDUC371 Reading Acquisition in the Primary Classroom

Community engagement

Alice is currently on the editorial boards for ELT Journal, 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.

Education/Academic qualification

Education, PhD

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Research Outputs

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

  • Made in Hong Kong: studies in popular music

    Fung, A. YH. (ed.) & Chik, A. (ed.), 2020, (Accepted/In press) London: Routledge.

    Research output: Book/ReportEdited Book/Anthology

  • 1 Citation (Scopus)

    Becoming and being multilingual in Australia

    Chik, A., 2019, Visualising multilingual lives: more than words. Kalaja, P. & Melo-Pfeifer, S. (eds.). Bristol, UK: Multilingual Matters, p. 15-32 18 p. (Psychology of language learning and teaching; no. 2).

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

  • Press / Media

    Minding your language

    Alice Chik


    1 Media contribution

    Press/Media: Expert Comment

    Multilingual Sydney: New people, new city

    Alice Chik


    1 item of Media coverage

    Press/Media: Public Engagement Activities

    Greek and Italian languages declining in Australia

    Alice Chik


    1 Media contribution

    Press/Media: Expert Comment