Background and activities

Autumn 2022 teaching:

  • ENG2153 - First and Second Language Acquisition
  • SPRÅK3001 - Research Methods in Linguistics
  • ENG6020 and 6025 - Linguistics and Language Acquisition

 

I recently completed a PhD on the topic of academic English reading among Norwegian university students and the extent to which the use of both English and Norwegian in the university context may affect reading approaches and outcomes. As part of my project, I investigated English vocabulary knowledge, reading strategies, and reading fluency within different groups of Norwegian university students. 

I am a member of the research groups AcqVA (Acquisition, Variation & Attrition) and VOCLEX (Vocabulary and the multilingual mental lexicon).

 

 

Research interests:

  • Second language acquisition
  • Reading in a second language
  • Academic language
  • Vocabulary
  • Metacognitive awareness
  • Parallel language use

 

Education:

  • PhD in Linguistics (NTNU)
  • MPhil English Linguistics and Language Acquisition (NTNU)
  • Bachelor of Arts/Bachelor of Science (Australian National University and Dalhousie University)

Teaching experience:

  • SPRÅK3001 - Research Methods in Linguistics (NTNU)
  • ENG2153 - First and Second Language Acquisition (NTNU)
  • ENG6020 and 6025 - Linguistics and Language Acquisition (NTNU)
  • ENG1201 and ENG6010 English Proficiency (NTNU)
  • ENG1101 English Linguistics (NTNU)
  • ENG1001 Varieties of English/Global English (NTNU)
  • ENG6023 and ENG6026 Global English (NTNU)
  • SPRÅK3501 Scientific Communication for Engineers (NTNU)
  • SPRÅK1200 Foreign Languages and Society (NTNU)
  • Graduate and undergraduate human anatomy courses (University of Wollongong)
  • Undergraduate human anatomy, nutrition and sports medicine courses (University of Canberra)

 

Scientific, academic and artistic work

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Journal publications

Report/dissertation

  • Busby, Nicole; Dahl, Anne; Hellekjær, Glenn Ole. (2020) Presumptions, proficiencies, and parallel languages: Investigating academic English reading among Norwegian university students. 2020. ISBN 978-82-326-5052-1.
  • Dahl, Anne; Busby, Nicole. (2015) Too cool for school? Sources of English language acquisition, attitudes, and academic reading ability among Norwegian university students. 2015.

Others

  • Busby, Nicole. (2022) Presumptions, proficiencies, and parallel languages: Investigating academic English reading among Norwegian university students. Högre seminarium i Enheten för humaniora . Örebro University; Örebro, Sweden. 2022-01-12.
  • Busby, Nicole; Angelsen, Anja Katrine. (2022) Assessing the validity of a new portfolio assessment design for language teachers. 18th EALTA Conference . European Association for Language Testing and Assessment; Budapest, Hungary. 2022-05-31 - 2022-06-05.
  • Busby, Nicole; Dahl, Anne. (2022) On the same page? Reading speed of academic texts by university students with different language backgrounds. EuroSLA31 ; Fribourg, Switzerland. 2022-08-24 - 2022-08-27.
  • Busby, Nicole; Dahl, Anne. (2022) Reading speed of academic English texts: How do Norwegian university students compare with L1 and L2 readers in the UK?. NAES 2022: Nordic Association of English Studies Triennial Conference ; Stockholm, Sweden. 2022-05-11 - 2022-05-13.
  • Busby, Nicole; Dahl, Anne. (2021) Reading rate of academic English texts: How do Norwegian university students compare with L1 and L2 readers in the UK?. English and Foreign Language Research Seminar Series ; 2021-07-02.
  • Busby, Nicole. (2020) Preparing to publicly defend a PhD on 'Presumptions, proficiencies and parallel languages'. AcqVA lunch seminar ; 2020-11-09.
  • Busby, Nicole. (2019) Acquiring L2 English vocabulary – are hobbies getting students through university?. EuroSLA29 ; Lund, Sweden. 2019-08-28 - 2019-08-31.
  • Busby, Nicole. (2019) Acquiring L2 English vocabulary – are hobbies getting students through university?. AcqVA half-day seminar in Trondheim ; 2019-04-10 - 2019-04-10.
  • Busby, Nicole. (2019) Acquiring L2 English vocabulary: Are hobbies getting students through university?. AcqVA Retreat 2019 . AcqVA; Tromsø, Norway. 2019-06-03 - 2019-06-04.
  • Busby, Nicole. (2019) Comparing reading strategies in L1 and L2 academic reading. 3rd International Conference on Situating Strategy Use ; Osaka, Japan. 2019-10-13 - 2019-10-15.
  • Busby, Nicole. (2019) English vocabulary knowledge among Norwegian university students – Do they know what they need to know to say what they want to say?. Norwegian Forum for English for Academic Purposes (NFEAP) . NFEAP; Oslo, Norway. 2019-06-06 - 2019-06-07.
  • Busby, Nicole. (2019) English vocabulary knowledge among Norwegian university students – is everyone equally prepared for reading academic texts in English?. English and Foreign Language Research Seminar Series ; Trondheim, Norway. 2019-05-23 - 2019-05-23.
  • Busby, Nicole. (2019) English vocabulary knowledge and academic reading among Norwegian university students – do they know what they need to know?. Vocab@Leuven 2019 ; Leuven, Belgium. 2019-07-01 - 2019-07-03.
  • Busby, Nicole. (2018) Academic English reading among Norwegian university students. Nettverkssamling for studieverksteder og skrivesentre ; Oslo, Norway. 2018-11-08 - 2018-11-09.
  • Busby, Nicole. (2018) Comparing L1 and L2 reading: The use of metacognitive strategies among Norwegian university students. Norwegian Graduate Student Conference in Linguistics and Philology (NoSLiP) . LingPhil; Oslo, Norway. 2018-02-15 - 2018-02-16.
  • Busby, Nicole. (2018) Studying in a second language: How does the use of English language teaching resources in Norwegian universities affect students?. EuroSLA 28 ; Munster, Germany. 2018-09-05 - 2018-09-08.
  • Busby, Nicole Louise. (2016) How does the use of English language teaching resources in Norwegian universities affect students?. Norwegian Graduate Student Conference in Linguistics and Philology (NoSLiP) 2016 ; Trondheim, Norway. 2016-10-06 - 2016-10-07.