Dr Jennifer Smith

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Faculty of Creative Industries, Education & Social Justice,
School of Teacher Education & Leadership


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Faculty of Creative Industries, Education & Social Justice,
School of Teacher Education & Leadership,
School of Teacher Education & Leadership


Curriculum and Pedagogy, Specialist Studies in Education

Field of Research code, Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification (ANZSRC), 2008


Doctor of Education (Queensland University of Technology), Master of Education (TESOL) (Queensland University of Technology), Graduate Certificate in Education (TESOL) (Queensland University of Technology)

Professional memberships and associations

Modern Language Teachers Association of Queensland (MLTAQ)

Applied Linguistics Association of Australia (ALAA)

Primary English Teaching Association Australia (PETAA)

Queensland Association of Teachers of English to Speakers of Other Languages (QATESOL)

Teachers and Teaching Research Group (TTRG)


Research Interests| teaching and learning foreign languages in particular Japanese, teaching EAL/D learners, second language teaching and learning, embedding the teaching of intercultural understanding, using technology in second language learning, video data collection using iPads with children, foreign language homework


Dr Jennifer Smith teaches on the Bachelor of Education,  the Master of Teaching and Master of Education courses in the Faculty of Education. Her teaching units are:

  • EUN643 Theory and practice of second language teaching and learning (MEd)
  • LCN614 Grammar for Second Language Teaching (MEd)
  • EUB310 Teaching EAL/D learners (BEd Secondary)
  • EUN103 Teaching EAL/D learners (MTeach)
  • EUB405 Teaching EAL/D learners (BEd Primary)

Dr Jennifer Smith’s teaching has been recognised in a number of Faculty of Education awards:
• 2017 Real World Teaching Award
• 2018 Sessional Academic Award

She also regularly presents on effective teaching practices for foreign language teachers such as:
• Rethinking homework: What Japanese language teachers need to know about homework (2019, Japanese Network Conference)
• Languaging: A mediational tool for foreign language homework (2018, ALAA Conference)
• Scaffolding primary school Language homework for Language learning (2018, MLTAQ Conference)
• TV as a tool for intercultural understanding (2017, AFLMTA Conference)
• Skyping in the foreign language classroom (2014, MLTAQ Conference)



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Current supervisions

  • Developing a reading and writing programme to assist Secondary EAL/D students in mainstream classes
    Professional Doctorate, Associate Supervisor
    Other supervisors: Associate Professor Margaret Kettle, Professor Annette Woods
  • Teacher Understandings and Enactment of teaching L2 Pragmatics in Australian adult English as a second language (ESL) classrooms
    Professional Doctorate, Associate Supervisor
    Other supervisors: Dr Lynette May