Introduction to the Special Issue


  • Maggie McAlinden Edith Cowan University
  • Meriel Griffiths University of Western Australia

Author Biography

Maggie McAlinden, Edith Cowan University

Maggie is the coordinator of the English Language Development Coordinator, Faculty of Health Sciences at Curtin University. She has over 20 years of experience as a teacher, lecturer and coordinator of English language/TESOL courses. She has a PhD from the the University of WA in English language teaching. She also lectures on the MA Applied Linguistics at Curtin University in Vietnam. For more information see:




How to Cite

McAlinden, M., & Griffiths, M. (2020). Introduction to the Special Issue. Journal of Academic Language and Learning, 14(2), E1-E3. Retrieved from