Dr Xuan Minh Ngo


  • International Education Institute
    Kennedy Gardens
    St Andrews
    KY16 9DJ

    United Kingdom

Accepting Postgraduate Research Students

PhD projects

I am currently supervising five DProf students. I welcome DProf enquiries related to language teacher education, classroom assessment, and language policy.

Personal profile


Xuan Minh NGO is an Associate Lecturer in TESOL and International Education at the University of St Andrews, Scotland, UK. Minh's PhD thesis on the development of teacher language assessment literacy (LAL) from a sociocultural perspective received UQ (University of Queensland, Australia) Dean's Award for Outstanding HDR Theses in 2023 Round and DuoLingo Doctoral Research Award in 2021. His research interests lie in the intersection of language assessment, language policy, and teacher education. His works have been published in System, Language Teaching Research, English Today, Asian Englishes, Asian EFL Journal, Journal of World Languages, and recent Routledge and Springer edited collections. Minh also serves on the Editorial Board of the journal of AsiaTEFL.

Academic/Professional Qualification

PhD in Applied Linguistics, University of Queensland, Australia (2023)

MA in Applied Linguistics (TESOL Specialisation), University of Queensland, Australia (2014)

BA in English Language Teacher Education, University of Languages and International Studies, Vietnam National University, Hanoi (2009)

Research interests

Sociocultural theory

Classroom assessment

Teacher learning

Teacher cognition

Teacher emotions

Teacher identity

Teacher agency

Language policy

Narrative inquiry

Teaching activity

IE1103 (English for Academic Purposes and Study Skills I)

ET5526/5626 (Online Program Design)

IE1203 (English for Academic Purposes and Study Skills II)

ET5505/5605 (Action Research and Reflective Practice for Educational Practitioners)

ET5523/5623 (Technology for education)

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 4 - Quality Education
  • SDG 8 - Decent Work and Economic Growth
  • SDG 10 - Reduced Inequalities
  • SDG 16 - Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions

Education/Academic qualification

Doctor of Philosophy, A sociocultural analysis of teacher language assessment literacy (LAL) development: Stories from novice Vietnamese EFL teachers, University of Queensland

1 Apr 201917 Jul 2023

Award Date: 17 Jul 2023

Master of Arts, University of Queensland

Award Date: 25 Jul 2014

Bachelor of Arts, Vietnam National University

Award Date: 15 Jun 2009


  • LB2300 Higher Education
  • language assessment
  • teacher education
  • sociocultural theory
  • narrative inquiry
  • teacher cognition
  • teacher emotions
  • teacher identity
  • teacher agency


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