Staff profile - Rod Neilsen

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Dr Rod Neilsen

Position: Lecturer In Teaching English To Speakers Of Other Languages (Tesol)
role description
Faculty or Division: Faculty of Arts and Education
Department: SoE Arts & Ed
Campus: Melbourne Burwood Campus
Phone: +61 3 924 45437 +61 3 924 45437



  • Bachelor of Arts (Honours), University College Cardiff, 1978
  • Postgraduate Certificate in Education, University of London, 1985
  • Master of Education, University of South Australia, 1997
  • Doctor of Philosophy, University of Queensland, 2007


Language Awareness Association
Applied Linguistics Association of Australia


Teaching Interests

ECL753 Linguistics for Language Teaching

Conferences and seminars

Neilsen, R.P. (2012) Negotiating first and second language Grammar in the new English Curriculum: what do teachers really need to know? TESOL Colloquim, University of Sysney Neilsen, R.P. (2012). Code switching and Identity within a bilingual family: a linguistic narrative. 11th International Language Awareness Conference, Montreal, Canada. Neilsen, R.P. (2011).Action research for Malaysian pre-service TESOL teachers in a cross-cultural environment. Teaching English Language in Asia, Penang, Nov 2011 Neilsen, R.P. (2011).Migration, Identity and the loss of English as a second language among elderly migrants in Brisbane. 5th Global Conference on Diasporas: Exploring Critical Issues, Oxford, England. 2011 Neilsen, R.P. (2010). Moments of disruption and the development of expatriate TESOL. ACTA conference, Gold Coast, August 2010 Neilsen, R.P. (2010).Teaching Across Disciplines. Applied Linguistics Australia conference, University of Queensland, August 2010 Van Bergen, P., Bahr, N., Wright, T., Allender, T., Freebody, P., Barton, G., & Neilsen, R. (2009, April). The Awareness and Explication of Disciplinarity across Four Senior-Secondary Subject Areas. Paper presented at the American Education Research Association annual conference, San Diego. Neilsen, R., Freebody, P., Bahr, N., Wright, T., Barton, G., Van Bergen, P., et al. (2008, November). Knowledge Communication and Disciplinarity in Senior Schooling: An Exploration. Poster presented at the 3rd Practice-based and Practitioner Research Conference, Bergen, Norway. Neilsen, R.P. (2007).The Expatriate TESOL teacher: recommendations for training. Applied Linguistics Association Australia conference Wollongong July 2007. Neilsen, R.P. (2003).Global Nomads: expatriate English language teachers in the new global culture. TESOL Arabia conference, Dubai 2003. Neilsen, R.P. (2001).Global Nomads: reviewing the literature on expatriate English language teachers. English Australia conference. Fremantle 2001.


Awards and prizes

Teaching & Learning Award for Teaching Excellence, Queensland University of Technology, Nov 2010


Research interests

Cultural factors affecting language acquisition, globalisation of teaching, language teacher education

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