Dr Heath Rose

Heath Rose is a specialist in language teacher training.

He is the current course leader for the MSc/Postgraduate Diploma in Teaching English Language in University Settings, and also lectures on the MSc in Applied Linguistics and Second Language Acquisition.

Before coming to Oxford, Heath oversaw the M.Phil. in English Language Teaching at Trinity College Dublin, and was Director of the Centre of English Language Learning and Teaching. He has taught for nearly two decades, starting in Australian schools, before moving into higher education at The University of Sydney and then to Japan at Rikkyo University, and Tohoku University.

He holds a Masters and PhD in Education from The University of Sydney, and a Postgraduate Diploma in Education (a secondary school teaching qualification) from The University of Queensland.

Heath Rose would welcome informal contacts from prospective doctoral students interested in the following topics:

  • Global Englishes and English as a lingua franca (with a particular interest in their pedagogical implications) ·
  • Teaching English as an international language
  • Pedagogical challenges associated with English Medium Instruction
  • Teaching and learning of Japanese and Chinese as a foreign language (with a particular interest in the written language)


Heath’s interests are firmly situated within the field of Second Language Teaching and Learning. His research has included language cognition, self-regulation, learner strategies, curriculum management, teaching practices, Global Englishes, teaching English as an international language, and English Medium Instruction. Publications include a number of books, in addition to articles in Applied Linguistics, ELT Journal, and Modern Language Journal. He is co-author of the book Introducing Global Englishes (Routledge).


  • McKinley, J, Rose, H (2016) Doing Research in Applied Linguistics Realities, Dilemmas and Solutions. Routledge.

  • Galloway, N, Rose, H (2015) Introducing Global Englishes. Abingdon: Routledge.

  • Rose, HL (2012) Strategies and Self-Regulation in Self-Access Learning. Studies in Self Access Learning.

Book chapters

  • Murphy, V, Macaro, E (2017) “It isn't child's play: Conducting research with children as participants”, In: J McKinley, H Rose (eds.) Doing research in applied linguistics: Realities, dilemmas, and solutions. Routledge.

  • Briggs, JG (2017) “Grappling with originality and grounding in qualitative data analysis”, In: J McKinley, H Rose (eds.) Doing Research in Applied Linguistics: Realities, Dilemmas and Solutions. London: Routledge.

  • Rose, HL (2017) “A global approach to English language teaching: Integrating an international perspective into a teaching methods course”, In: Preparing Teachers to Teach English as an International Language. Bristol: Multilingual Matters. 171-183

  • Rose, HL, McKinley, J (2016) “Realities of doing research in applied linguistics”, In: J McKinley, H Rose (eds.) Doing Research in Applied Linguistics Realities, Dilemmas and Solutions. Routledge. 3-14

  • Rose, HL (2016) “Responding to theoretical shifts in research design”, In: J McKinley, HL Rose (eds.) Doing Research in Applied Linguistics Realities, Dilemmas and Solutions. Routledge. 27-36

  • Rose, HL (2015) “Researching Language Learner Strategies”, In: B Paltridge, A Phakiti (eds.) Research Methods in Applied Linguistics A Practical Resource. New York: Bloomsbury Publishing.

Journal articles

  • Rose, H, McKinley, J (2017) “Japan’s English-medium instruction initiatives and the globalization of higher education”, Higher Education. 1-19.
    DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s10734-017-0125-1

  • Galloway, N, Rose, H (2017) “Incorporating Global Englishes into the ELT classroom”, ELT Journal.
    DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/elt/ccx010

  • Rose, H, Galloway, N (2017) “Debating Standard Language Ideology in the Classroom: Using the ‘Speak Good English Movement’ to Raise Awareness of Global Englishes”, RELC Journal. 003368821668428-003368821668428.
    DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/0033688216684281

  • Syrbe, M, Rose, H (2016) “An evaluation of the global orientation of English textbooks in Germany”, Innovation in Language Learning and Teaching. 1-12.
    DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/17501229.2015.1120736

  • Galloway, N, Rose, H (2014) “Using listening journals to raise awareness of Global Englishes in ELT”, ELT Journal. 68(4) 386-396.
    DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/elt/ccu021

  • Rose, H (2014) “Focus on East Asia: Language Learning and Teaching”, Language Learning in Higher EducationL Carson, HL Rose (eds.) . 4(2 (Special Issue))

  • Rose, H, Carson, L (2014) “Chinese and Japanese language learning and foreign language education in Japan and China: Some international perspectives”, Language Learning in Higher Education. 4(2)
    DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1515/cercles-2014-0014

  • Rose, H, Harbon, L (2013) “Self-Regulation in Second Language Learning: An Investigation of the Kanji -Learning Task”, Foreign Language Annals. 46(1) 96-107.
    DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/flan.12011

  • Galloway, N, Rose, H (2013) ““They envision going to New York, not Jakarta”: the differing attitudes toward ELF of students, teaching assistants, and instructors in an English-medium business program in Japan”, Journal of English as a Lingua Franca. 2(2)
    DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1515/jelf-2013-0014

  • Rose, H (2013) “L2 learners' attitudes toward, and use of, mnemonic strategies when learning Japanese kanji”, The Modern Language Journal. 97(4) 981-992.
    DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/j.1540-4781.2013.12040.x

  • Rose, H (2012) “Reconceptualizing Strategic Learning in the Face of Self-Regulation: Throwing Language Learning Strategies out with the Bathwater”, Applied Linguistics. 33(1) 92-98.
    DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/applin/amr045

  • Rose, HL (2012) “Language Learning Strategy Research: Where do we go from here?”, In Studies in Self-Access Learning Journal. 3(2) 137-148.

  • “OUP accepted manuscript”, Applied Linguistics.
    DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/applin/amw042


  • Department staff

College affiliation

  • Linacre College


  • Associate Professor of Applied Linguistics

Subject area

  • MSc Applied Linguistics and Second Language Acquisition
  • MSc/PGDip in Teaching English Language in University Settings (TELUS)

Research groups

  • Applied Linguistics
  • English Medium Instruction

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Publications, books and other work