BA, Cert(TESOL), GradDipEd(Monash), MEd(TESOL)(QUT), PhD(QUT) 

Dr Sally Ashton-Hay lectures in Centre for Teaching and Learning at Southern Cross
University and enjoys assisting students with learning strategies for more successful
study. Her broad range of teaching experience covers English language arts, English as a
Second Language, English as a Foreign Language, Indigenous learners, literacy skills,
drama, poetry and literature as well as conducting teacher training internationally.
Sally has worked as a Senior English Language Fellow sponsored by the U.S. Department of
State and serves on the editorial review board of several journals. Her current research
interests are extending second language learning in non-traditional ways and designing
blended learning for online applications. Sally has published on peer collaboration,
student voice and inclusive education. 

Journal articles


Preparing Chinese international business students for the transition to undergraduate study in Australia (with Geoff Lamberton), Journal of Research in International Education (2015)

The diverse range of academic, social and cultural challenges experienced by Asian students when studying...



Financial reporting: towards socially inclusive support for international students (with Roslyn Roberts), Journal of Academic Language and Learning (2012)

Recent government initiatives emphasise the need for social inclusion in higher education to enhance participation,...



Here's a story: using student podcasts to raise awareness of language learning strategies (with Darren Brookes), EA Journal (2011)

Thirty-five years ago, a landmark article entitled What the “Good Language Learner” Can Teach Us...



Completing the jigsaw: ESL and EFL undergraduate views on interactive peer-based learning, TESOL in Context: Pedagogies of Connection Special Edition (2009)

English as a Second Language (ESL) and English as a Foreign Language (EFL) students often...


Book chapters


Case study of collaborative learning in two contexts: what do students gain? (with Hitendra K. Pillay), Encyclopedia of teaching and teacher research (2011)

This book presents important research advances in the study of teaching and teacher research as...


Case study of collaborative learning in two contexts: what do English language learners gain? (with Hitendra K. Pillay), Collaborative learning: methodology, types of interactions and techniques (2010)

This chapter describes the use of collaborative learning as an approach to enhance English language...



Patterns of participation in classroom learning: a study of Aboriginal girls from a bush setting (with Penelope A. McKay), Four Queensland ESL case studies (1997)

This study is concerned with the learning experiences and strategies of secondary Aboriginal girls from...


Book reviews


Book review: EAP essentials: a teachers guide to principles and practice, TESOL in Context (2009)

Book review - Ancient scholars once journeyed across the Alps to study Italian law while...



Book review: Presentations in English: find your voice as a presenter, English Australia (EA) Journal (2009)

With estimates of more than thirty million given each day, presentations have become an integral...



Preparing Chinese international students for the transition to undergraduate study in Australia (with Geoff Lamberton), 4th Annual Asian Conference on the Social Sciences (2013)


Constructivism and powerful learning environments: create your own!, The fusion of theory and practice: 9th International English Language Teaching Convention (2006)

Recent educational reforms have been gaining increasing attention across Europe, particularly for the creation of...



Culture and English language teaching: raising awareness (with Ece Sarıgül), New horizons in ELT: 9th International INGED (Turkish English Education Association) Conference (2005)

This paper examines the various roles of culture in language teaching with the aim of...



Drama: engaging all learning styles, 9th International INGED (Turkish English Education Association) Conference (2005)

Drama is highly regarded as an effective and valuable teaching strategy because of its unique...



Teaching English poetry to Turkish undergraduates: comprehension strategies matter, Challenge in learning: helping learners realise their full potential: Bilkent University 9th International English Language Teaching Conference (2004)

This paper explores and highlights some of the strategies used to challenge, encourage and support...




For such a time as this..., AALL Newsletter (2012)


Dear Madman, I need helps!, AALL Newsletter (2011)