Bao Thai

Dr Bao Thai


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BA (Hue), MS (Eastern), PhD (VNU)


Dr. Bao Duy Thai [BA (Hue Univ), MS (Eastern Univ., PA, USA) and PhD (VNU)] is a  senior lecturer in the Southeast Asia Centre. He specializes in Applied Linguistics and Economic Development. He is the convener of the Vietnamese courses, including Vietnamese 1A-B, Vietnamese 2A-B, Vietnamese 3 A-B and English-Vietnamese Translation. He is also a coordinator of the course 'Windows onto Contemporary Vietnamese Society' and Vietnam Field School. 

Research interests

His research interests are mainly in second-language acquisition, contrastive linguistics, cross-cultural negotiation, and issues of economic development. He is currently researching the study design for Vietnamese as LOTE, Vietnamese Proficiency Rating Scale, language education policy to overseas Vietnamese, and pragma-linguistic aspects of business communications.

Expertise Areas

  • Multicultural, Intercultural and Cross-cultural Studies
  • South-East Asian Languages (excl. Indonesian)
  • Language in Culture and Society (Sociolinguistics)
  • Other Asian Literature (excl. South-East Asian)


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