B.A. in TESOL, University of Pedagogy, HCMC, 2001
WORK EXPERIENCE AND RESEARCH INTERESTS
Mr. Thinh is head of the Testing board and vice chair of the Department of English, International University – Vietnam National University, HCMC. He received his Master of Arts in TESOL from the University of Canberra, Australia. He has more than 20 years’ experience in teaching general and academic English, ESP, international test preparation (TOEIC, TOEFL iBT, IELTS), linguistics and TESOL courses and more than 10 years’ experience in the role of course/ program designer and developer, test center head and academic manager. His current research interests include applied methodologies, autonomy development and TELL
RECENT COURSES TAUGHT
EN076TP Reading and Writing IE2 (IELTS)
EN077TP Listening and Speaking IE2 (IELTS)
EN012IU Speaking AE2
EN008IU Listening AE1
EL004IU Speaking 1 (B2-C1)
EL009IU Listening 2 (C1-C2)
EL011IU Research Writing
EL035IU ELT Methods and Techniques – Vocabulary and Grammar
EL014IU Introduction to English Teaching Methodology
EL037IU Technology Enhanced Language Learning
PE008IU Critical Thinking
Do Thi Dieu Ngoc, Vu Tien Thinh, Bui Diem Bich Huyen (2019). First steps to the VNU-EPT (Grammar, Reading, Writing), VNU-HCM Press. ISBN 978-60473-7313-0 (co-author).
CONFERENCE PAPER IN A PROCEEDING
The application of blended learning in a university writing course: Gains and concerns. In proceedings of 28th MELTA INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE. ISBN 978-983-9411-07-2. Hotel Riverside Majestic, Kuching, Sarawak.: 28th MELTA International Conference Proceedings (August 2019).
Utilizing Cellphones to Improve Learners’ Pronunciation and Fluency. In proceedings of 26th Korea TESOL International Conference. ISBN 1975-7220. Sookmyung Women’s University, Seoul, Korea: Korea TESOL (September 2019).
JOURNAL ARTICLE (International)
Blended Learning in University Writing Classes – Efficiency and Attitude. THAITESOL Journal 33(2): 18-42 (December 2020).
Blended Learning in a University Writing Course – A Test of Effectiveness. Malaysian Journal of ELT Research 17(2): 46-73 (December 2020).
RECENT CONFERENCE PRESENTATIONS
The effects of using a mobile phone’s recording tool on learners’ speaking competence and autonomy. ACTA Conference 2018 on ENGLISH LANGUAGE LEARNING IN A MOBILE WORLD. Adelaide Convention Center, Australia. October 2018.
Utilizing cell phones in improving learners’ pronunciation and fluency. The 2018 KOTESOL International Conference on FOCUS ON FLUENCY. Sookmyung Women’s University, Korea. October 2018.
The application of blended learning in a university writing course: Gains and concerns. The 28th MELTA International Conference on The English Language Education and Societies 5.0: Developing sustainable literacies. Kuching, Sarawak, Malaysia. August 2019.
Blended Learning in University Writing Classes – Efficiency and Attitude. The 40th Thai TESOL-PAC International Conference 2020 on HARMONY IN DIVERSITY: ELT IN TRANSCULTURAL SOCIETY. Ambassador Hotel, Bangkok, Thailand. January 2020.
The Impacts of Screen Sharing and Breakout Rooms in Zoom on Teaching Reading Online. Language Teacher and Training Education Virtual International Conference (LTTE) on Post Pandemic L2 Pedagogy. Universitas Sebelas Maret, Indonesia. September 2020.
Teaching Presentation Skills Online: A Case Study. The 2021 KOTESOL International Conference on Re-envisioning ELT Altogether, All together. Sookmyung Women’s University, Korea. February 2021.