About the TESOL Research Network

Welcome to the homepage of the Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL) Research Network at the University of Sydney. The network was set up in 2006 and aims to bring together teachers, researchers and resources for English-as-a-second-language education.

Aims of the network

The aim of the TESOL Research Network is to foster research and publication in the area of TESOL. The network clusters TESOL research activity with the aim of promoting research intensity and productivity. The network also aims to develop national and international research alliances with leading institutions, and others, with an interest in TESOL-related research.

Objectives of the network

The goal of the TESOL Research Network is to enhance and give greater profile to research activity as well as increase research and publication outputs in the area of TESOL. This is through the support for and coordination of research activities and a range of other activities for staff and students, early career researchers and postgraduate students working in the area of TESOL. It includes mentoring of beginning researchers and providing support for established researchers to undertake both individual and collaborative research as well as getting published in the area of TESOL.

Main areas of research for the network


  • English for academic purposes

  • Languages and cultures education

  • Bilingual education