Dr Levi Durbidge - University of the Sunshine Coast, Queensland, Australia

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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
Office location
SD-D.G.20, Building D
Sunshine Coast
Dr Levi Durbidge

Levi has been involved in language education across the secondary and tertiary sectors for more than 17 years in both Australia and Japan. He was awarded a PhD in Applied Linguistics at Monash University (2020). Levi’s research explores the intersections between academic mobility, language learning and technology use. Most recently his research merged statistical and qualitative methods to explore factors which affect the linguistic development of students studying abroad. He is also passionate about innovating the language classroom 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
2021: Michael Clyne Prize for best postgraduate research thesis in the area of immigrant bilingualism and language contact
2019: Dean's Sessional Commendation for outstanding contribution to teaching (Monash University)
2017-2020: RTP Scholarship (Monash University)
2020: Postgraduate Publication Award (Monash University)

Professional Social Media

Research Gate
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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