Peter Foley

Educational Background

Bachelor of Education – Primary teaching

Master of Education – Teaching Second Languages

Master of Learning and Development – Teaching English Grammar

Doctor of Philosophy – Language Learning from Television


I spent the first three years of my career as a primary school teacher and then began teaching ESL to children in South Korea. My next two ESL teaching positions were at Hebei University of Technology and Zhejiang University of Technology. I then taught ESL in South Korea at Cheongju University and Dankook University. My next few years of ESL teaching were in Australia at Bond University with two small teaching periods in Saudi Arabia. As of August 2019, I have been teaching at Wenzhou-Kean University


ESL 0303, ESL 0305, ESL 0403, ESL 0405, ENG 1300 and ENG1430

Research interests

First and second language acquisition

ESL grammar teaching

Language learning from television

Selected Publications/scholarly and creative work

Picking up a second language from television: an autoethnographic L2 simulation of L1 French learning [Unpublished PhD Thesis].                              DOI: 10.14264/uql.2018.854


A Framework-free Grammatical Analysis of English Sentence and Auxiliary Verb Patterns for use in ESL Education [Unpublished MA Thesis].                   DOI: 10.6084/m9.figshare.14038358