Chinh Ngan Nguyen Le

Chinh Ngan Nguyen Le

Higher Degree by Research Candidate

School of Education

Faculty of Arts, Business, Law and Economics

My research interests are EFL/ ESP vocabulary pedagogy and corpus linguistics. I have worked on creating corpus-based lists of technical words for EFL Nursing students and morphemes for EFL Medical students. My current PhD study mainly focuses on the corpus-driven approach to examining semantic aspects of semi-technical medical vocabulary.

Doctoral Dissertation (2020-2023)

Title: “A Corpus-based, Semantic Analysis of Semi-technical Medical Vocabulary”

  •  Re-examine semi-technical words in the field of medicine, the lexical category occupying the area between medical terminology and general vocabulary, particularly, their specialized meanings activated and restricted in medicine-related contexts.

Master’s Thesis (2017-2019)

Title: “Forming a Corpus-Based List of Commonly Used Medical Morphemes”

  • Create a list of 136 specialized medical morphemes which cover 8.5% of the lexical items in the Medical Web Corpus and provide a reliable and useful resource to help medical students with English as an additional language enhance their English medical vocabulary.


  • Appointments

    Date Position Institution name
    2014 - ongoing Teacher Trainer National Foreign Languages 2020 Project
    2013 - ongoing Lecturer Hue University of Foreign Languages
  • Awards and Achievements

    Date Type Title Institution Name Country Amount
    2023 Scholarship Lexical Lab Scholarship for Lexically-oriented Teachers Lexical Lab United Kingdom -
    2020 Scholarship Adelaide Graduate Research Scholarship The University of Adelaide Australia -
    2017 Scholarship Vietnamese Government Scholarship Ministry of Education and Training, Vietnam Viet Nam -
  • Language Competencies

    Language Competency
    English Can read, write, speak, understand spoken and peer review
    Vietnamese Can read, write, speak, understand spoken and peer review
  • Education

    Date Institution name Country Title
    2017 - 2019 The University of Adelaide Australia Master of Education
    2009 - 2013 Hue University of Foreign Languages Vietnam Bachelor of English Language Teaching
  • Certifications

    Date Title Institution name Country
    Sketch Engine Boot Camp Lexical Computing Czech Republic
    Training of Trainers for ICT in Language Instruction Da Nang University of Foreign Languages Vietnam
    English-for-Teaching course and assessment in the ELTeach professional development program for English language teachers Cengage Learning and National Geographic Learning Vietnam
    STEM and Robotics in Education University of Adelaide Australia
    Survey tools in research: REDCap and Qualtrics Intersect Australia
  • Research Interests

Le, C. N. N. Piloting SemiMed—a mini semantic visualisation dictionary of semi-technical medical vocabulary: A response to semantic deficiencies in a medicine-related wordlist. A.S Hornby Dictionary Research Awards. 2021-2022, $6,700


Teacher trainer

National Foreign Languages 2020 Project, Vietnam (2014 to now)

Delivering professional development training to primary, secondary and high school teachers about English-for-teaching, ICT in English language teaching and teaching methods


Lecturer, Department of English for Specific Purposes

Hue University of Foreign Languages, Vietnam (2013 to now)

Teaching English as a second language (for general and specific purposes) to Vietnamese university students

  • Memberships

    Date Role Membership Country
    2020 - ongoing Member Learner Corpus Association Belgium
    2020 - ongoing Member VietTESOL Viet Nam
    2020 - ongoing Member Australasian Association for Lexicography (Australex) Australia
  • Event Participation

    Date Event Name Event Type Institution Country
    2022 - 2022 Rethinking the Justifications for Qualitative Research Workshop University of South Australia Australia
  • Presentation

    Date Topic Presented at Institution Country
    2022 - 2022 Piloting SemiMed—A mini semantic visualization dictionary of semi-technical medical vocabulary: A response to semantic deficiencies in Hsu’s (2013) Medical Word List Euralex Conference (Online): Dictionaries and Society Leibniz-Institut für Deutsche Sprache Germany
    2021 - 2021 Are word form frequency-based list reliable? A close examination of Hsu's (2013) Medical Word List Australex Conference (Online): Dictionaries, Law and Lore Conference Auckland University of Technology New Zealand
    2018 - 2018 Learning technical terms: A corpus-based approach to help students learn discipline-specific vocabulary in English ACTA Conference 2018: English language learning in a mobile world Australian Council of TESOL Associations Australia
    2018 - 2018 Forming a corpus-based list of commonly used medical morphemes for students learning English for specific purposes Research seminar The University of Adelaide Australia
    2016 - 2016 Technology Applications in Supporting Self-study Process of Non-English Major Students The 2nd Conference on Foreign Language Teaching to Non-English Major Students Hue University of Foreign Languages Viet Nam
    2016 - 2016 Creating an ESP Corpus-based Wordlist for Nursing Students at Hue University of Medicine and Pharmacy The 4th International Conference on Interdisciplinary Research in Linguistics and Language Education Hue University of Foreign Languages Viet Nam
  • Review, Assessment, Editorial and Advice

    Date Title Type Institution Country
    2021 - ongoing Reviewer Journal Review Journal of Applied Linguistics -
    2020 - ongoing Reviewer Journal Review Journal of English for Specific Purposes -

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