Dr Diane Johnson

Head of School Arts, Senior Lecturer

Qualifications: M.A.(Hons). Ph.D. Waikato, DMEAV Nice, CTEFLA



Language analysis; syllabus and curriculum design; teaching methodology; discourse analysis; language teacher training; materials design.

Recent Publications

  • Johnson, D. (2018). Teaching English for academic purposes in New Zealand: Making sense of genre-based instruction. In L. T. Wong, & W. L. H. Wong (Eds.), Teaching and Learning English for Academic Purposes: Current Research and Practices. USA: Nova Science Publishers.

  • Johnson, D. (2017). Linguistic landscaping and the assertion of twenty-first century Maori identity. Linguistic Landscape, 3(1), 1-24. doi:10.1075/ll.3.1.01joh

  • Johnson, D., & NeSmith, K. (2017). Talking the language to death: Observing Hawaiian language classes. International Journal of Critical Indigenous Studies, 10(1), 1-20. Open Access version:

  • Oh, K., & Johnson, D. (2017). The South Korean National Curriculum for English: Problems of transparency and coherence. Korea TESOL Journal, 13(1), 3-32.

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Contact Details

Name  Extn.  Username  Room  Department
Johnson, Dr Diane 9340 dianej I.3.10 Linguistics/Applied Linguistics