Our Staff

Our Staff

Peter Mickan

Dr. Peter Mickan is an experienced languages educator having taught in schools and universities. He established the Postgraduate Applied Linguistics Program in the University of Adelaide, where he continues research and publishing in functional linguistics, language learning and teaching, and the revival of Barossa German. He supervises PhD students research on studies in higher education. Dr. Mickan works with teachers and researchers in the development of text-based curriculum and assessment.

In addition to journal articles, Peter’s publications include: Mickan P. 2013 Language Curriculum Design and Socialisation. Bristol, UK:Multilingual Matters; Mickan, P & E. Lopez (eds) 2017 Text-Based Research and Teaching: A Social Semiotic Perspective on Language in Use. Basingstoke, UK: Palgrave Macmillan. Shum, M. and P. Mickan (eds) 2019 Researching Chinese Language Education: Functional Linguistic Perspectives. London, Routledge. Mickan, P. & I. Wallace (eds) (2020) The Routledge Handbook of Language Education Curriculum Design. New York: Routledge.

Irma Kuci

Graduate Diploma TESOL Program Coordinator
Irma Kuci is a Lecturer in the Adelaide Research Institute and Coordinator and Lecturer for the Graduate Diploma TESOL (Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages). She is an experienced language educator, curriculum developer, assessor, and researcher. She has taught in schools and universities in Australia and overseas. She has expertise in TESOL, in teaching international students form diverse cultural backgrounds and in applied linguistics research.

Irma’s most recent publication is Textbook Analysis and Design: social semiotic and Communicative Perspectives in Mickan, P. & I. Wallace (eds) (2020) The Routledge Handbook of Language Education Curriculum Design. New York Routledge.