Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL)
Professor Dick Baldauf is an applied linguist who does research and post-graduate supervision in the area of TESOL (Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages). His research interests centre around language, culture and education, particularly in the Pacific basin, including language and language-in-education policy and planning as it relates to teaching English to speakers of other languages (TESOL), community languages education and generally to second language learning, maintenance and teaching. He is also interested in scientometrics - the way language effects publication, higher degree research supervision and in research methodology.
From 1992-1997 Dick was Research Manager with Language Australia: the National Languages and Literacy Institute of Australia. He was Treasurer and President of the Applied Linguistics Association of Australia and between 2000 and 2008 was a member of the Executive Board of the International Association for Applied Linguistics (AILA). He is Executive Editor of "Current Issues in Language Planning", editor of the Series "Language Planning and Policy (Multilingual Matters 2004-2008) and is a board member of "Studies in World Language Problems" (John Benjamins). In 2007 he was one of three recipients of the UQ Higher Degree Excellence in Supervision award. He has worked with the School of Education since 2011 on a part-time basis.