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Associate Professor Howard Nicholas Associate Professor, Appl Ling/Lang Acqu, Education

Howard Nicholas is Associate Professor in the School of Education. He has researched child and adult second language acquisition (German and English) and the acquisition of German as a first language. He has researched extensively in the area of mobile technologies and education. He teaches in the areas of applied linguistics and language education.

He has worked in Germany on various research projects and has undertaken Visiting Professorships at the University of Hawaii, at Manoa, Concordia University in Montreal and the University of Western Australia. From October 2013 to September 2014 he was Visiting Professor in English Language Education, Paderborn University, Germany.

From 2001 to 2007 he was Senior Researcher in the joint Macquarie University-La Trobe University Australian AMEP (Adult Migrant English Program) Research Centre. Howard was Vice-President, President and Immediate Past President of the Applied Linguistics Association of Australia between 2000 and 2008. He was Director of the Centre for Regional Education within the Faculty of Education in 2008 and 2009 and Associate Dean (International) in 2011.

In 2018 and 2019 he led two DFAT-funded projects in Vietnam to help academic staff in two universities support students from disadvantaged backgrounds to achieve greater academic success.

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