Dr Juliana Shak


Assistant Professor, Sultan Hassanal Bolkiah Institute of Education

Juliana Shak is a lecturer in Language and Literacy Education at Sultan Hassanal Bolkiah Institute of Education, Universiti Brunei Darussalam. She teaches on the Master of Education and Master of Teaching programmes and supervises masters and doctoral students in the area of language development and learning. Her research interests include child second language learning, language and literacy development in ESL learners and multilingualism in education. She is also interested in classroom interaction and talk, particularly in the role of language in, and for, learning. Her other area of interest is teacher education.

She received her D.Phil in Education in 2014 from the University of Oxford. She holds a B.Ed. (Hons.) from Universiti Brunei Darussalam and an MA from the University of Warwick. She was also a Visiting Fellow at the Centre for Applied Linguistics, University of Warwick in 2016/2017, and her research focused on how young EAL learners use language to interthink during peer collaboration.


Language and literacy development in ESL learners
Child second language learning
Multilingualism in education
Classroom interaction and talk
Teacher education