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Dr Paul Mercieca

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Senior Lecturer
Office of the Provost
Faculty of Humanities
Bentley Campus
501.Level 4
08 9266 4224

Brief Summary

Paul is a senior lecturer in the School of Education, where he supervises doctoral students and lectures on Applied Linguistics and TESOL units at the Bentley campus, online and offshore in Vietnam.  He has worked in the United Kingdom, Egypt and The Sultanate of Oman as an English language teacher, teacher educator and administrator.. He was the Executive Editor of the English Australia (EA) Journal from 2010 to 2013.  Paul has had many articles and conference papers published and his research interests lie in the area of teacher education, critical transcultural literacy, cultural identity and translanguaging. His 2013 book, ‘To the Ends of the Earth: Northern Soul and Southern Nights in Western Australia’, published by the University Press of America, explores theories about how identity and cultural literacy evolve through engagement with popular culture. He has recently been involved in a reseach project into intercultural communication via film, based around delivery of the annual Arab Film festival in Perth. He is currently engaged in projects investigating managers' perspectives of the CELTA course and building sustainable development EALD teaching and learning.

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Journal Articles (Research)


Book Chapters (Research)


Books (Research)


Conference Articles (Research)

  • Dobinson, T., and P. Mercieca. 2012. "Offshore processes in language teacher education: Standards and challenges." In Applied Linguistics Association of Australia. Annual Conference 2012, Nov 12, 2012, Curtin University, Perth: Applied Linguistics Association of Australia.


Book Chapters (Research)


Conference Articles (Research)

  • Mercieca, P. 2007. "Reflective practice in TESOL teacher education: do teachers learn from what learners teach?." In 11th English in South East Asia Conference, Dec 12, 2006, Curtin University of Technology Perth, Western Australia: Curtin University of Technology, Perth, Western Australia.
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