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
2017 – ongoing, Ho Chi Minh City Open University, Postgraduate Department, Vietnam
2017– 2018, Tomas Bata University, the Czech Republic, and Ton Duc Thang University, Faculty of Foreign Languages, Vietnam
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, English Department, Vietnam
Academic English: Writing 1
Academic English: Listening 1
Intensive English: Reading & Writing 1
2017– 2018, Ton Duc Thang University, Faculty of Foreign Languages, Vietnam
Writing 1 (Writing paragraphs)
Writing 4 (Writing research papers)
Testing and Assessment in Foreign Language Teaching
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.