Professionally Devoted to Education & Research

General Information


Doctor of Philosophy, Faculty of Education, La Trobe University, Victoria, Australia
Master of Arts in TESOL Studies, School of English, Media Studies and Arts History, Faculty of Arts, University of Queensland, Queensland, Australia 

Bachelor of Arts in English Teaching, Hue University of Education, Hue, Vietnam


2011: Multilingual Matters-AILA Solidarity Awards (International Association of Applied Linguistics).
2008-2011: La Trobe University Postgraduate Research Scholarship and Endeavour International Postgraduate Research Scholarship, Australia (PhD program, top ranked student for LTU).
2008: University of Otago Postgraduate Scholarship, New Zealand (PhD program).
2004-2005: Dean’s Commendation for High Achievement, University of Queensland, Australia.
2004-2005: University of Queensland International Postgraduate Scholarship (Master program).
1999: Top scorer, Nha Trang Teachers’ Training College, Hue University of Pedagogy.
1998: Finalist in Allons en France, French Ministry of Foreign and European Affairs.

Current Research

Chinese EFL undergraduate students' perceptions of co-operative learning (in collaboration with a colleague from China).
Integrating reflective and collaborative tasks into course assessments to enhance learner autonomy in examniation-oriented education system.
Connecting students’ academic and social life.
Learner autonomy promoting practice: An empirical study (in collaboration with two colleagues from China).
Students’ satisfaction of EFL programs in language schools in HCMC.
High school teachers’ challenges of using ICT in education.