Angela Scarino is Associate Professor in Applied Linguistics and Director of the Research Centre for Languages and Cultures, University of South Australia.
Her research expertise is in languages education in linguistically and culturally diverse societies, second language learning, second language curriculum design, learning-oriented assessment, intercultural language learning and second language teacher education.
She has been a Chief Investigator on a number of research grants, for example, Assessing the intercultural and language learning (ARC Linkage 2006-2009) and Student Achievement in Asian Languages Education (DEEWR, 2009-2011).
She has a record of work in diverse contexts including Hong Kong, Singapore, Malaysia, France and New Zealand. Her most recent books include: Intercultural Language Teaching and Learning (with AJ Liddicoat, Wiley-Blackwell, 2013), Languages in Australian Education: Problems, Prospects and Future Directions, co-edited with AJ Liddicoat, (Cambridge Scholars) and Dynamic Ecologies: A Relational Perspective on Languages Education in the Asia Pacific Region, co-edited with N Murray (Springer 2014).
She is the author of the Shape Paper for Languages in the recently developed Australian Curriculum and the related curriculum Design Paper for Languages. She is currently the Chair of the Multicultural Education Committee, an advisory committee on languages and multicultural education to the Minister for Education in South Australia.