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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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Projects 2014 2021

Research Outputs 2003 2020

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/AnthologyResearch

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 proceedingChapterResearchpeer-review


Bilingualism and multilingualism in primary education (Australia)

Chik, A., 2019, Bloomsbury Education and Childhood Studies 5 p.

Research output: Contribution to Newspaper/Magazine/WebsiteArticleResearch

language education
primary education
official language
language policy

Humorous interaction, language learning, and social media

Chik, A., 25 Nov 2019, In : World Englishes. 14 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

social media

Language diversity in Sydney: at home and in public

Chik, A., Forrest, J. & Siciliano, F., 2019, Multilingual Sydney. Chik, A., Benson, P. & Moloney, R. (eds.). London ; New York, NY: Routledge, Taylor and Francis Group, p. 26-39 14 p.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapterResearchpeer-review

Press / Media

Minding your language

Hsia Hui Alice Chik


1 media contribution

Press/Media: Expert Comment

Multilingual Sydney: New people, new city

Hsia Hui Alice Chik


1 item of media coverage

Press/Media: Public Engagement Activities

Greek and Italian languages declining in Australia

Hsia Hui Alice Chik


1 media contribution

Press/Media: Expert Comment