Ph.D., Applied Linguistics and Technology (Minor in Statistics), Iowa State University, 2016
M.A., Applied Linguistics (Computer-Assisted Language Learning specialization), the University of Melbourne, 2008
B.A., TESOL, University of Education Ho Chi Minh City, 2004
RESEARCH AND TEACHING INTERESTS
Computer-Based Language Instruction and Testing
Task-Based Language Learning
English for Specific Purposes (ESP)
RECENT COURSES TAUGHT
2021 – ongoing, Ho Chi Minh City University of Education, English Department, Vietnam
TA HD 514 Principles of Language Learning and Teaching
TA HD 517 Technology in Language Teaching
2020 – ongoing, Edith Cowan University, Australia, and Ho Chi Minh City Open University, Postgraduate Department, Vietnam
LST6286 Using Language (Expert tutor, co-teaching with Dr. Maggie McAlinden)
2019 – ongoing, Ton Duc Thang University, Faculty of Foreign Languages, Vietnam
FL701020 Research Methods in Language Teaching
FL701090 Visual Aids and Technology in TESOL
2017 – ongoing, Ho Chi Minh City Open University, Postgraduate Department, Vietnam
ENG503 Academic Writing
ENG607 Second Language Acquisition
ENG710 Language Testing and Assessment
ENG711 Technology and Language Learning
2017– 2018, Tomas Bata University, the Czech Republic, and Ton Duc Thang University, Faculty of Foreign Languages, Vietnam
001047 Research Writing
Professional training courses
09/2018, Ho Chi Minh City University of Education, Foreign Languages Center, Vietnam
Item Writer Training Program for the Vietnamese Standardized Test of English Proficiency (VSTEP): Computer-based testing
07/2018 – 08/2018, Ho Chi Minh City University of Education, Foreign Languages Center, Vietnam
Rater Training Programs for the Vietnamese Standardized Test of English Proficiency (VSTEP) Speaking and Writing Tests
2018– ongoing, International University – Vietnam National University Ho Chi Minh City, School of Languages, Vietnam
EL007IU Reading 2 (C1-C2)
EL008IU Writing 2 (C1-C2)
EL011IU Research Writing
EL012IU Research Methodology
EL013IU Introduction to Linguistics
EL022IU Phonetics and Phonology
EL036IU Language Assessment and Testing
EN007IU Academic English: Writing 1
EN008IU Academic English: Listening 1
EN072IU Intensive English: Reading & Writing 1
MA030IU Statistics for Social Sciences
2017– 2018, Ton Duc Thang University, Faculty of Foreign Languages, Vietnam
001150 Writing 1 (Writing paragraphs)
001153 Writing 4 (Writing research papers)
001182 Testing and Assessment in Foreign Language Teaching
001157 Research Methodology
2016-2017, Ho Chi Minh City University of Education, English Department, Vietnam
Intel Teach Essentials Course
Computer-Assisted Language Learning and Translation
Vu, H. N. (2010- 2011). Applying Item Response Theory to establishing an item bank of General English for Non-English majors. CS-2010-19-97. Ho Chi Minh City University of Education.
Conference Presentations (selected)
Vu, H. N. (2017). Predictive associations between text features and L2 writing quality: Application of Random Forests. In The 16th Symposium on Second Language Writing Assessing Second Language Writing (SSLW), 30 June – 2 July 2017, Bangkok, Thailand.
Vu, H. N. (2017). A corpus-based analysis of L2 student essays in an English Writing Placement Test. In the American Association for Applied Linguistics (AAAL) Conference, 18-21 March 2017, Portland, OR, the U.S.
Vu, H. N. (2016). Predictive modeling of placement results in an English Writing Placement Test: A data mining approach. In the American Association for Applied Linguistics (AAAL) Conference, 9-12 April 2016, Orlando, FL, the U.S.
Vu, H. N. (2014). Evaluative That-clauses in Book Reviews: A Case of Controlling Verbs. In the American Association for Applied Linguistics (AAAL) Conference, 22-25 March 2014, Portland, OR, the U.S.
Vu, H. N. (2013). Stance Adverbs in Book Review Genre. In the Technology for Second Language Learning Conference (TSLL), 18-19 October, 2013, Iowa State University, Ames, IA, the U.S.
Vu, H. N. (2013). Validity threats to pronunciation sub-construct in Speaking Assessment from an Intelligibility Principle Perspective. In the Midwest Association of Language Testers (MwALT) Conference, 21 September 2013, Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI, the U.S.