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Dr Levi Durbidge

PhD, Monash University; Master of Applied Linguistics with Honors (TESOL), University of New England; BInfoSc (Honors), University of Newcastle

  • Lecturer in World Languages
  • School of Business and Creative Industries
Office location
Sunshine Coast
Levi Durbidge

Levi is a Lecturer in World Languages and has been involved in language education across the secondary and tertiary sectors for more than 18 years in both Australia and Japan. His PhD thesis won the 2021 Michael Clyne Prize for the best thesis in immigrant bilingualism and language contact, awarded jointly by the Australian Linguistic Society and the Applied Linguistics Association of Australia. Levi’s research explores the intersections between academic mobility, language learning and technology use. He is also passionate about innovating language education to better reflect the needs of students in a post-COVID-19 world.

Professional memberships
  • Australian Association of Applied Linguists (AALA)
  • Japanese Studies Association of Australia (JSAA)
  • Asian Studies Association of Australia (ASAA)
  • Association for Language Awareness (ALA)
Awards and fellowships

Professional Social Media

Potential research projects for HDR and Honours students:
  • Language learning during and beyond study abroad
  • Social media and language learning

Research areas

  • Study Abroad
  • Applied Linguistics
  • Japanese Studies

Dr Durbidge's specialist teaching areas of knowledge include Japanese, languages and linguistics.

Teaching areas

  • Japanese
  • Languages and Linguistics

Dr Durbidge's specialist areas of knowledge include Japanese, languages and linguistics.

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