Ha Hoang

ELI Teacher
School of Linguistics and Applied Language Studies




I joined the English Language Institute after completing my PhD at the School of Linguistics and Applied Language Studies, Victoria University of Wellington. I have been a teacher for 20 years. I have also researched second language writing, agency, and metaphor. I am currently working on competency-based assessment for EAP students.


I am teaching LALS515 Language Curriculum Development in Trimester 3, 2021.

Selected publications

Ruegg, R., Petersen, N., Hoang, H. & Marianne. M (2020). Effects of pathways into university on the academic success of international undergraduate students. Higher Education Research & Development.

Hoang, H. (2019). Metaphorical language in second language learners’ texts: Additional baggage of the writing journey? In K. Sullivan & E. Lindgren (Eds.), Observing writing: Insights from keystroke logging, pp. 236-257. Brills: The Netherlands.

Hoang, H. (2018). Teaching English to young learners in rural Vietnam: An autonomous teacher’s account. TESOLANZ Journal, 18.

Hoang, H., & Boers, F. (2018). Gauging the association of EFL learners’ writing proficiency and their use of metaphorical language. System, 74, 1–8. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.system.2018.02.004

Hoang, H. (2017). Researching writing processes: The case of foreign language learners’ metaphor production. In B. Flett (Ed.), SAGE Research Method Cases 2017. Thousand Oaks: SAGE. DOI: 10.4135/9781473971967

Hoang, H., & Truong, B. L. (2017). A primary language school teacher’s response to language policy: Teacher agency and autonomy in rural Vietnam. In P. Ng & E. Boucher-Yip (Eds.), Teacher Agency and Policy Response in English Language Teaching, pp.188-201. New York: Routledge.

Hoang, H. (2016). Drawing a tale. In J. Arnold & E. Herrick (Eds.), New Ways in Teaching with Music. Alexandria, VA: TESOL Press.

Hoang, H. (2016). Listening between the lines. In J. Arnold & E. Herrick (Eds.), New Ways in Teaching with Music. Alexandria, VA: TESOL Press.

Hoang, H. (2014). Metaphor and second language learning: The state of the field. TESL-EJ, 18(2). Retrieved from http://www.tesl-ej.org/wordpress/issues/volume18/ej70/ej70a5/

Hoang, H. (2014). Using metaphor to teach second language writing. TESOL Connections, (August). Retrieved from http://newsmanager.commpartners.com/tesolc/issues/2014-08-01/4.html.