Subhan Zein, PhD, teaches at Australian National University (ANU). He is Visiting Professor at Universitas Pendidikan Indonesia (UPI), Bandung, Indonesia. He is the author of 6 refereed monographs, includingLanguage policy in superdiverse Indonesia (Routledge, 2020), English as a subject in basic education (ESBE) in ASEAN: A comparative study (British Council, 2022), and Country profiles: English as a subject in basic education (ESBE) in Cambodia, Laos, Indonesia, Malaysia, Myanmar, the Philippines, Thailand and Vietnam: Recommendations for policy and research (British Council, 2022).

Subhan is the lead editor of five academic volumes: English for Young Learners in Asia: Challenges and Directions for Teacher Education (Routledge, 2022), Early Language Learning Policy in the 21st Century: An International Perspective (Springer, 2021), Early Language Learning and Teacher Education: International Research and Practice (Multilingual Matters, 2019) and English Language Teacher Preparation in Asia: Policy, Research and Practice (Routledge, 2018), and he is also the editor of Teacher Education for English as a Lingua Franca: Perspectives from Indonesia (Routledge, 2018). His current projects include Routledge international handbook of English language education in Indonesia (contracted to Routledge) and International handbook of language education policy (for Cambridge University Press).

He was Asia TEFL Director of Research Publications (2021-2022) and is currently Asia TEFL Book Series Editor-in-Chief. He is Australia’s Best Researcher in English Language and Literature for two years running (2021 and 2022).

Subhan has taught English and courses in Applied Linguistics and Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL) in a number of institutions including Universitas Islam Negeri Syarif Hidayatullah Jakarta, University of Canberra, Trinity College – The University of Melbourne, and the University of Queensland. Overall, he has taught a body of students from 90 countries, including local Australians, Indonesians, international students, migrants, and refugees. He has won teaching awards including Teaching Excellence and has maintained an average course satisfaction rate of 89% throughout his professional career.  

Subhan has only contributed to external research grant applications in the past 2.5 years, taking the role of either Principal Investigator or Research Hub Coordinator. His contributions have led to 100% success rate of obtaining competitive research funding, with 3 funding granted in the total amount of £ 407,837 (A $ 734,106.6). His works have appeared in refereed journals including Language Teaching, Professional Development in Education, Journal of Education for Teaching: International Research and Pedagogy, International Journal of Bilingualism and Bilingual Education, Asian Englishes, and Applied Linguistics Review. He has been invited to deliver featured, plenary, and keynote speeches at 18 international conferences and research summits in countries including Georgia, Vietnam, China, Indonesia, UK, Turkey, and USA.

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