Kelly Hart

Position: Lecturer, Scholarly Teaching Fellow – TESOL and enabling
Study Area: TESOL, Enabling and education
Location: Berwick Campus
Phone: 8780 5712


Master of teaching – Monash University – 2016

Bachelor of Arts – Chinese language – Monash University – 1999

Bacehlor of Business – Monash University – 1999



  • English for academic purposes
  • Foundation access studies
  • English language support service
  • Bachelor of Education


Semester 2, 2022:

  • Introduction to tertiary studies FASTP 1011
  • Understanding university learning ATSGC 1369
  • Diversity and inclusion – teaching strategies for diverse learners EDBED 2010
  • Wellbeing and social and emotional learning for the Primary years EDBED 2113
  • Differentiating for learning and teaching EDBED 4010

Nov 2022 - February 2023

  • Academic literacy for international students HENAE 2000
  • ELSS English language support service

Semester 1, 2023

  • ELSS English language support service
  • Introduction to tertiary studies FASTP 1011
  • Understanding university learning ATSGC 1369


Kelly is a lecturer in English language, foundation access studies and pre-service teacher education. She first began teaching while living in China in 1998, teaching English language (EAL) and business English for adults, as well as EAL for primary school children. Moving into tertiary teaching in 2010, she began at Monash University and then joined Federation University in 2019. Kelly took up a scholarly teaching fellow role in TESOL and enabling education at Federation University in 2022.

She has a passion for supporting both international and local students to develop the academic and language skills needed to excel in tertiary studies. Kelly focuses on effective methods for students to build skills, embrace strategies and build efficacy, to ensure success throughout their tertiary learning. In her work with our EAP and FAST teams, in addition to her work at Monash University, she has successfully prepared hundreds of students for entry to university.

As part of our English language support service team, she provides language-based support sessions to first year students across various faculties including nursing, business, IT and social work.

Areas of Expertise

Kelly has predominantly worked in the areas of English language for EAL (English as an additional language) and CALD (culturally and linguistically diverse) students, as well as university bridging programs for international and local students. In addition, she is a qualified primary school teacher, with years of experience supporting EAL students between the ages of 5 and 18.

With a keen interest in languages, she speaks fluent Chinese (Mandarin), having studied the language at Monash, before living and working in China for 9 years. She has taught Chinese language, and is a passionate advocate for improving language teaching and learning in the primary years. As an intermediate speaker of Italian, she is continuing her studies, not only for the food and travel, but for the understanding it brings regarding the etymology of English words.

Kelly has a special interest in supporting diverse learners’ needs, with a particular focus on ensuring barriers to learning are actively removed for our EAL, CALD, dyslexic and dysgraphic students in the classroom and in assessment, both at our university and in Australian schools.

Research Interests

  • Language acquisition – effective pedagogies, methodologies
  • Enabling education – effective pedagogies, methodologies
  • Diverse learner needs in enabling education – learner support and strategies for building efficacy
  • First year transition - student support, skill acquisition, academic writing
  • EAL/CALD learner support in primary, secondary and tertiary settings
  • Academic writing – teaching and learning strategies
  • Dysgraphia learner support in primary, secondary and tertiary settings
  • Classroom culture and communication around diverse learner needs
  • Primary school language teaching and learning pedagogies – empowering learners for real world language usage
  • Immersive language teaching methodologies in primary school settings
  • Content and language integrated learning
  • EAL vocabulary acquisition strategies for children and adults
  • English speaking confidence and accuracy – methodologies for optimisation
  • English speaking error correction – methodologies for building confidence and fluency
  • Vocabulary – teaching and learning strategies