Dr Adriana Diaz

Lecturer

School of Languages and Cultures
Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences
a.diaz@uq.edu.au
+61 7 336 56883

Overview

I am originally from Buenos Aires, Argentina where I achieved a tertiary level degree as a teacher of English as a Foreign Language. In the year 2000, after completing these studies, I came to Australia as an international student to complete a BA (Hons) in Languages and Applied Linguistics. I then continued my postgraduate studies in the area of intercultural language pedagogy and while this continues to be my primary interest area of research, the development and implementation of blended language learning pedagogies has also become and interest area of research. I am passionate about language teaching and learning and I strive to promote a stimulating language learning environment that encourages students to critically reflect on and become aware of the underlying sets of beliefs, needs and motivations that shape the life-long journey that is learning a language.

Research Interests

  • (Critical) intercultural communication pedagogies
  • Intercultural language learning
  • Blended learning in language teaching contexts
  • Translation Studies
  • Research interests and Current projects:
    My current research interests and ongoing research projects have two main strands: a) (critical) intercultural language teaching, and b) hybrid/blended language learning pedagogies. My primary area of research interest is the development and implementation of intercultural language teaching (ILT) approaches. I am currently involved in three projects that centre on the ‘critical’ turn in ILT; these projects study – from different perspectives – the development of cosmopolitan speakers and what it means to be a socially responsible, critically aware citizen of this world. The development and implementation of hybrid/blended language learning pedagogies has become my secondary interest area of research. At present, I am exploring the complementary nature of face-to-face and online learning with a view to progressing toward mixed-mode deliveries. I am particularly interested in exploring ways of optimising current use of technology-enhanced language teaching (TELL), specifically through the use of learning analytic tools and how they may support language learners’ individual learning paths and empower them.

Qualifications

  • Bachelor with Honours in Languages & Aplied Linguc, Griffith University
  • Bachelor of Arts in Languages & Applied Linguistic, Griffith University
  • Doctor of Philosophy, Griffith University

Publications

  • Kennedy, Claire, Diaz, Adriana and Dasli, Maria (2017). Cosmopolitanism meets language education: considering objectives and strategies for a new pedagogy. In Maria Dasli and Adriana Raquel Díaz (Ed.), The critical turn in language and intercultural communication pedagogy: theory, research and practice (pp. 162-179) New York, United States: Routledge.

  • Dasli, Maria and Diaz, Adriana (2017). Epilogue. In Maria Dasli and Adriana Raquel Díaz (Ed.), The critical turn in language and intercultural communication pedagogy: theory, research and practice (pp. 217-228) New York, United States: Taylor & Francis.

  • Dasli, Maria and Diaz, Adriana (2017). Prologue. In Maria Dasli and Adriana Raquel Díaz (Ed.), The critical turn in language and intercultural communication pedagogy: theory, research and practice (pp. xiii-xxiv) New York, United States: Taylor & Francis.

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Supervision

  • (2017) Doctor Philosophy

  • Doctor Philosophy

  • Doctor Philosophy

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Publications

Book

Book Chapter

  • Kennedy, Claire, Diaz, Adriana and Dasli, Maria (2017). Cosmopolitanism meets language education: considering objectives and strategies for a new pedagogy. In Maria Dasli and Adriana Raquel Díaz (Ed.), The critical turn in language and intercultural communication pedagogy: theory, research and practice (pp. 162-179) New York, United States: Routledge.

  • Dasli, Maria and Diaz, Adriana (2017). Epilogue. In Maria Dasli and Adriana Raquel Díaz (Ed.), The critical turn in language and intercultural communication pedagogy: theory, research and practice (pp. 217-228) New York, United States: Taylor & Francis.

  • Dasli, Maria and Diaz, Adriana (2017). Prologue. In Maria Dasli and Adriana Raquel Díaz (Ed.), The critical turn in language and intercultural communication pedagogy: theory, research and practice (pp. xiii-xxiv) New York, United States: Taylor & Francis.

  • Diaz, Adriana and Dasli, Maria (2017). Tracing the 'critical' trajectory of language and intercultural communication pedagogy. In Maria Dasli, and Adriana Raquel Díaz (Ed.), The critical turn in language and intercultural communication pedagogy: theory, research and practice (pp. 3-21) New York, United States: Taylor & Francis.

  • Guo, Xuhong, Diaz, Adriana and Liyanage, Indika (2016). Exploring the professional chasm in exam-driven English language education contexts. In Shirley O'Neill and Henriette van Rensburg (Ed.), Global language policies and local educational practices and cultures (pp. 215-232) Blue Mounds, Wisconsin: Deep University Press.

  • Liyanage, Indika, Diaz, Adriana and Gurney, Laura (2016). Re-envisioning teacher education programmes for international students: towards an emancipatory and transformative educational stance. In Chi-Ming Lam and Jae Park (Ed.), Sociological and philosophical perspectives on education in the Asia-Pacific Region (pp. 165-178) Singapore: Springer. doi:10.1007/978-981-287-940-0_11

  • Guo, Xuhong, Liyanage, Indika, Bartlett, Brendan, Walker, Tony and Diaz, Adriana (2016). Uncertainty and reluctance in teaching taboo language: a case study of an experienced teacher of English as an additional language. In Shirley O'Neill and Henriette van Rensburg (Ed.), Global language policies and local educational practices and cultures (pp. 233-243) Blue Mounds, Wisconsin: Deep University Press.

  • Diaz, Adriana Raquel (2015). Developing interculturally-oriented teaching resources in CFL: meeting the challenge. In Robyn Moloney and Hui Ling Xu (Ed.), Exploring innovative pedagogy in the teaching and learning of Chinese as a foreign language (pp. 115-135) Singapore, Singapore: Springer. doi:10.1007/978-981-287-772-7_7

Journal Article

Conference Publication

Other Outputs

  • Iwashita, Noriko, Rochecouste, Judith, Diaz, Adriana, Hanna, Barbara, Kennett, Belinda and Kim, Sun Hee Ok (2016) Languages literature review: Senior syllabus redevelopment South Brisbane, Australia: Queensland Curriculum and Assessment Authority

PhD and MPhil Supervision

Current Supervision

  • Doctor Philosophy — Associate Advisor

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  • Doctor Philosophy — Associate Advisor

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  • Doctor Philosophy — Associate Advisor

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Completed Supervision