Philip Chappell

Associate Professor, Dr


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Personal profile


I have extensive experience in English Language Teaching (ELT; TESOL) both in Australia and overseas. I have managed language programs and developed professional development programs for language teachers. I transitioned to academia in 2011 and am currently focused on engaging with the ELT/TESOL sectors in Australia and overseas to contribute to the development of the capacity for quality English language education. I am especially concerned with supporting countries in becoming self-sufficient in providing quality English language education for their citizens.

Teaching and Leadership

I teach mainly in postgraduate Applied Linguistics and TESOL courses and am currently teaching:

  • APPL8200 Linguistics and Language Teaching
  • APPL8010 Genre, Discourse and Multimodality
  • APPL8290 Evaluating Language Classroom Practice

I am currently the Director of Education for the Department of Linguistics, where I am responsible for providing departmental academic leadership to ensure academic integrity, enhance education quality, teaching performance and capability development of staff involved in the education mission.

I am also Course Director for Applied Linguistics and TESOL.

Research interests

  • TESOL methodology
  • Second language classroom interaction
  • language teacher cognition
  • Professional developmnent for language teachers,
  • Applications of systemic functional grammar to second language teaching
  • Genre-based pedagogy
  • Sociocultural approaches to language learning and teaching
  • International English language students' study abroad experiences
  • Active and interactive pedagogies for online and face-to-face higher education.

Research student supervision

I am not currently accepting any new research students for supervision.


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