School of Education

Collette Chang

Position: Lecturer
Discipline: Education
Location: Berwick Campus, Building 901, Room G130
Phone: (03) 4313 7907


Master of Education - Monash University - 2015

Master of Arts (Applied Linguistics) - The University of Melbourne - 1995

Diploma in TESOL – Sheffield City Polytech & Trinity College London – 1988

Diploma in Education - La Trobe University – 1984

Bachelor of Economics – La Trobe University - 1983



  • English for Academic Preparation (EAP)
  • Foundation Access Study (FAST)
  • Intensive Academic Preparation (IAP)


  • Introduction to Academic Literacy for International Students (ISEAP1103)
  • Introduction to Western Academic Culture (ISEAP1104),
  • Intermediate Understanding of Western Academic Culture (ISEAP2012)
  • Advanced Understanding of Western Academic Culture (ISEAP2014)
  • Academic Language Skills 1 (ISEAP3101)
  • Academic Language Skills 2 (ISEAP3102)
  • Introduction to Tertiary Studies ( FASTP1011)
  • Academic Writing (FASTP1015)


Collette Chang has taught English for Academic Purposes as well as Transition Level courses in her academic career.  She has worked at universities both in Australia and Malaysia.

Combining her undergraduate studies in Economics and her TESOL qualifications, she started her Australian teaching career at Swinburne University teaching ESP (English for Specific Purposes). Collette has also taught Economics at transition- level Diploma courses at Monash College, RMIT and Deakin University.

Her recent and current teaching experience has been in the area of Academic Skills and English for Academic Preparation courses at Federation University and English Language Bridging Courses at Monash University. At Federation University, Collette was involved in developing the curriculum for the EAP Program.

Areas of expertise

Collette has predominantly been involved in teaching and curriculum design. Her interest lies in the area of:

  • ESL teaching and assessment
  • Curriculum development
  • Study Skills and academic preparation

Research interests

  • Teaching and learning in an ESL context
  • Second language acquisition
  • Motivation and academic goals
  • Learning strategies and academic outcomes