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Miss An Nguyen

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Professional biography

I am An Nguyen, a final-year doctoral researcher at the Faculty of Wellbeing, Education, and Language Studies at the Open University UK.

I hold an MA in Education (with Distinction) at the UCL Institute of Education and a BSc in International Relations at the London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE). I have extensive work experience with corporations, NGOs, ed-tech, and universities in India, China, Vietnam, and the UK. I am a trilingual researcher in Vietnamese, English and Mandarin Chinese (with conversational proficiency in Spanish and Arabic).

Software skills: MS Office, Latex, R, NViVo, SPSS


Work address:  WELS Faculty, the Open University, Walton Hall, Kents Hill, Milton Keynes, MK7 6AA 

Research interests

My research interests focus on higher education in Asia, sociology of English-mediated education, and integrating content and language in higher education. 

My focused research methods: quantitative (online survey, learning analytics, statistical analyses), qualitative (observations, interviews, focus groups, document review, policy analysis, systematic literature review), computer-assisted techniques (text-mining, topic modelling, sentiment analysis, social network analysis).




A longitudinal study on content learning of EMI students in Vietnam from Bourdieusian perspectives (2024)
Nguyen, An
Journal of English-Medium Instruction ((Early access))

Unraveling EMI as a predictor of English proficiency in Vietnamese higher education: Exploring learners' backgrounds as a variable (2023-06-29)
Nguyen, An
Studies in Second Language Learning and Teaching, 13(2) (pp. 347-371)

(Mis)alignment between English textbooks and test papers: A corpus-based discourse study from Vietnam (2021)
Nguyen, An
In : International Corpus Linguistics Conference 2021 (13-17 Jul 2021, Limerick, Ireland)

Examining implications of English versus Local-language Medium Instruction programmes on students’ English self-efficacy and proficiency in Vietnamese Higher Education (2021)
Nguyen, An
In : 2nd International Conference on Language Teaching and Learning 2021 (19-20 Jun 2021, Hongkong SAR, China)

Internationalisation of Vietnamese higher education through English Medium Instruction programmes: a literature review on outcomes (2021)
Nguyen, An
In : Vietnam Education Symposium 2021 (9-12 Sep 2021, Hochiminh City, Vietnam (Hybrid))

English Medium Instruction and language proficiency gains: Evidence from Vietnam (2021)
Nguyen, An
In : Multilingual Learning: Policy and Practice 2021 (2-3 Dec 2021, Krakow, Poland (Hybrid))