Amir Rouhshad


Student Academic Support Unit

PhD Applied and Educational Lings


Telephone: +61 3 9903 2053


Amir is currently a lecturer in the Student Academic Support Unit, Faculty of Medicine, Nursing and Health Sciences. He has taught Academic English to local and international students in different educational programs at different universities and colleges in Australia and overseas. Amir earned his PhD in Applied Linguistics and Educational Linguistics from the University of Melbourne, and his publications on second language writing development and L2 learners’ interaction have appeared in a range of journals.


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Select Publications

Rouhshad, A., Wigglesworth, G., & Storch, N. (2016) The nature of negotiations in face-to-face versus computer-mediated communication in pair interaction. Language Teaching Research, 20(4), 514-534. doi: 10.1177/1362168815584455

Knoch, U., Rouhshad, A., OOn, S., Storch, N. (2015) What happens to ESL students' writing after three years of study at an English medium university?, Journal of Second Language Writing, 28, 39-52.

Knoch, U., Rouhshad, A., & Storch, N. (2014). Does the writing of undergraduate ESL students develop after one year of study in an English medium university? Assessing Writing, 21, 1-17. doi: 10.1016/j.asw.2014.01.001

Books/Book Chapters

Rouhshad, A., & Storch, N. (2016) A focus on mode: Patterns of interaction in face-to-face and computer-mediated contexts. In M. Sato & S. Ballinger (Eds.,), Peer interaction and second language learning: Pedagogical potential and research agenda (pp. 267-289). Philadelphia, U.S.A: John Benjamins Publishing Company.