I am An Nguyen, a final-year doctoral researcher at the Faculty of Wellbeing, Education, and Language Studies at the Open University UK.
I hold an MA in Education (with Distinction) at the UCL Institute of Education and a BSc in International Relations at the London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE). I have extensive work experience with corporations, NGOs, ed-tech, and universities in India, China, Vietnam, and the UK. I am a trilingual researcher in Vietnamese, English and Mandarin Chinese (with conversational proficiency in Spanish and Arabic).
Software skills: MS Office, Latex, R, NViVo, SPSS
Work address: WELS Faculty, the Open University, Walton Hall, Kents Hill, Milton Keynes, MK7 6AA
My research interests focus on higher education in Asia, sociology of English-mediated education, and integrating content and language in higher education.
My focused research methods: quantitative (online survey, learning analytics, statistical analyses), qualitative (observations, interviews, focus groups, document review, policy analysis, systematic literature review), computer-assisted techniques (text-mining, topic modelling, sentiment analysis, social network analysis).
(Mis)alignment between English textbooks and test papers: A corpus-based discourse study from Vietnam (2021)
In : International Corpus Linguistics Conference 2021 (13-17 Jul 2021, Limerick, Ireland)
Examining implications of English versus Local-language Medium Instruction programmes on students’ English self-efficacy and proficiency in Vietnamese Higher Education (2021)
In : 2nd International Conference on Language Teaching and Learning 2021 (19-20 Jun 2021, Hongkong SAR, China)
Internationalisation of Vietnamese higher education through English Medium Instruction programmes: a literature review on outcomes (2021)
In : Vietnam Education Symposium 2021 (9-12 Sep 2021, Hochiminh City, Vietnam (Hybrid))
English Medium Instruction and language proficiency gains: Evidence from Vietnam (2021)
In : Multilingual Learning: Policy and Practice 2021 (2-3 Dec 2021, Krakow, Poland (Hybrid))
‘From targets to tools: A major overhaul on researching English Language Teaching in Vietnam’ (2021-08)
British Association of Applied Linguistics
Mind the (theme) gap between assessment and curriculum: a mixed-method study on the National High School Examination of English in Vietnam from 2018 to 2020 (2020-12)
IOE - University College London, Faculty of Education, London.