Associate Professor Margaret Franken

Margaret Franken

About Margaret

Recently completed thesis supervision

Michael Walmsley. (2016). Automatic creation of dynamic second language reading texts. PhD. (in Computer Science). Second supervisor.

Mangasa Aritonang. (2016). Investigating Indonesian teachers’ experience, motivation and confidence in English-medium content teaching through a professional development blended learning environment . PhD. Second supervisor

Thi Tuyet Nga Phan. (2015). Teacher motivation and performance: The case of EFL Vietnamese teachers. PhD. Second supervisor.

Deborah Balmer. (2015). Health Literacy: Text demands on cardiology patients. PhD. First supervisor.

Chelsea Blickem. (2014). Knowledge for and of the profession: Case studies of architecture and accounting education. PhD. First supervisor.

Joseph Ramanair. (2014). Integrating computer-based technology in tertiary level English language programmes: A case study examination of Moodle learning environments. PhD. Second supervisor.

Mark Holt. (2014). Writing Lawa: Stimulating indigenous ownership of vernacular literacy through action research. Ed.D. First supervisor.

Nautalus Tuituiovai Kaho Langi. (2014). The re-integration of Tongan postgraduate scholars after study abroad. MEd. (with Prof. Chris Branson).

Lanelle Tanangada, (2013). A study of language use in secondary school classrooms in the Solomon Islands: Conceptions, practices and proficiencies. M.Ed. (with Dr. Richard Hill)

Papers Taught

Research Supervised

Liang Li. Sentence initial bundles in L2 thesis writing: A comparative study of Chinese L2 and New Zealand L1 postgraduates’ writing. PhD. First supervisor.

Patisepa Vaitimu Tuafuti. Pululima faifai pea: Establishment of Samoan immersion early childhood education centres and bilingual units in primary and intermediate schools. PhD. First supervisor.

Jinah Lee. Asian migrant women’s identity negotiation as language learners: Significant events towards imagined identities. PhD. Second supervisor.

Canh Minh Thy Phan. Professional learning in a Vietnamese language teaching context: Implementing collaborative and inquiry-driven praxis. PhD. First supervisor.

Recent Publications

  • Li, L., Franken, M., & Wu, S. (2018). Chinese postgraduates' explanation of the sources of sentence initial bundles in their thesis writing. RELC Journal, OnlineFirst, 16 pages. doi:10.1177/0033688217750641 Open Access version:

  • Li, L., Franken, M., & Wu, S. (2018). Sentence initial bundles: A comparative study between Chinese master's l2 heses and published writing. Asian ESP Journal, 14(7), 129-162. Open Access version:

  • Cobb, D., & Franken, M. (2017). Editors’ introduction: A collaborative exploration of reflexivity as a pedagogic bridge towards publication for international postgraduate students. Waikato Journal of Education, 22(2), 3-11. doi:10.15663/wje.v22i2.562 Open Access version:

  • Lee, J., Hunter, J., & Franken, M. (2017). Negotiating identity : An Asian migrant language learner imagining the future. The Journal of AsiaTEFL, 14(2), 262-276. doi:10.18823/asiatefl.2017.

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Contact Details

Room: TC 1.10
Phone: x6360