Curriculum vitae of

Ania Barbara Lian

Languages spoken:
Polish, German, English. Some knowledge of French and Russian.

Academic qualifications:
Bachelor of Arts (Hons. First class in German) University of Queensland 1989.
Attended Germanistik programme at the University of Lodz (Poland, 1980-1984, incl. Diploma of Education),
Attended University of Göttingen, (Germany, 1984-1985).
Enrolled for MA (research) degree in Applied Linguistics, Centre for Language Teaching and Research, University of Queensland (1990-1992).
MA candidature converted to PhD (1993). Currently completing Ph.D in Applied Linguistics. Title of the thesis:  In search of the bigger picture: toward systematisation of intellectual traditions in second language teaching

Academic Distinctions:
Holder of Australian Postgraduate Research Award, 1990-1994

Membership of professional associations
Applied Linguistics Association of Australia
CALICO - Computer-Assisted Language Learning and Instruction Consortium, USA
Queensland Modern Language Teachers' Association

Employment History:


Current projects (2003 - )

- Thai News Network Unincorporated: Critical thinking in a Thai reading programs A project directed by Maliwan Buranapatana (Khon Kaen University Thailand, University of Canberra, Australia) Ania Lian (University of Canberra and University of Queensland, Australia)  URL: (2003)

-  'Narizoma: Critical Pedagogy in Practice', (Ania Lian University of Canberra and Queensland, Debbie Dolan, University of Canberra, Grazia Scotellaro, University of Canberra, Andrew Lian, University of Rice, Texas). URL: (2003)

- 'Epistemic gain and incommensurable discourses: a few reflections on Calhoun's Information Technology and the International Public Sphere' (May, 2003). URL:

- International educational website for children from the primary school (in preparation)

            18 May 2003