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About Associate Professor Thomas Roche PhD

Associate Professor Thomas Roche - BA (The University of Queensland), BEd (UQ), PhD (Technische Universität Dresden).
Primary research interests: Applied Linguistics - additional language (L2) development/testing/teaching/vocabulary knowledge, and English for Academic Purposes (EAP) curriculum design. Recently, I have also published on enabling education pathway programs in Australia, and on the role of digital literacy in higher education pathway programs. I also publish on Middle Eastern cultural studies with a focus on the Sultanate of Oman. 
I am the Deputy Director of SCU College and Director of English Language Programs at Southern Cross University, where I am also the program coordinator for SCU's Career Start (Study Abroad), Diploma of Business for international students and the ACCESS program for Culturally and Linguistically Diverse (CALD) students on Australian humanitarian residency visas. 
I have significant teaching and management experience in higher education pathway programs for international (e.g. Post- and Undergraduate Qualifying Programs) and domestic students (Preparing for Success - enabling program; Diploma of Business) in Australia; and, degrees (Bachelor of Arts, Bachelor of Education and Masters of Education (TESOL)) in the Sultanate of Oman in affiliation with The University of Queensland. I also undertake external quality assurance and program reviews for universities in Australia and abroad.


2016 Present Director, English Language Programs, Southern Cross University SCU College
2016 Present Deputy Director, Southern Cross University SCU College

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20012006 PhD, Technische Universität Dresden, Germany ‐ Fakultät Sprach-, Literatur- und Kulturwissenschaften
19931999 BA (English/Psychology); BEd (English/TESOL), The University of Queensland, Australia ‐ Faculty of Arts

Contact Information

SCU College, Building C, Southern Cross University
PO Box 157 (Military Road), Lismore, NSW,  2480, Australia.
T:+61(0)2 66269148  M: +61 (0)417719708  
CRICOS Provider: 01241G


Journal Articles (17)

Conferences (20)