Study in Adelaide

Adelaide is one of the world’s most liveable cities and is home to people from all over the world. Its caring community is what truly makes it a great place to live. It Consistently voted a top 10 most liveable city by the Economist Intelligence Unit, Adelaide was designed for enjoying life. It’s safe and relaxed with easy access to nature, including national parks and beautiful beaches under 30 minutes away

Graduate Diploma of Teaching English to Speakers of Other Language

The diploma is based on the latest research on language learning. The Diploma engages students with the theory and practice of text-based teaching in six subjects covering curriculum, research, assessment, methodology, evaluation and professional practices.

What do we do

Functions of ARI

ARI is organized for the investigation, documentation and publication of how language works in education.

ARI provides advice for study programs for teachers, administrators and students.

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Membership of ARI

ARI invites teachers, researchers and administrators to become active members and visiting scholars. Membership involves commitment to undertake and share research and to encourage and assist colleagues in the design and implementation of research.

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The Institute has qualified staff to support research in language education, to give advice on curriculum and to conduct training programs. Institute members will receive research advice and support. Members will be encouraged to build networks for collaboration and for sharing experiences and information.

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Our Team



Peter Mickan

Peter Mickan is the Director of the Adelaide Research Institute and Visiting Research Fellow in the Faculty of Arts, University of Adelaide, South Australia, and Chief Curriculum Moderator for Adelaide International School. Dr Peter Mickan is an experienced languages educator. He has taught in schools and universities. He established the Postgraduate Applied Linguistics Program in the University of Adelaide, where he continues research and publishing in functional linguistics, language learning and teaching, and the revival of Barossa German. He supervises PhD students research on studies in higher education.



Irma Kuci

Irma Kuci is Lecturer in the Adelaide Research Institute and Coordinator and Lecturer for the Graduate Diploma TESOL (Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages). She is an experienced language educator, curriculum developer, assessor, and researcher. She has taught in schools and universities in Australia and overseas. She has expertise in TESOL, in teaching international students from diverse cultural backgrounds and in applied linguistics research.