Mr Neil James Matheson

BA (Auckland), MAT (ESOL) (School for International Training, Vermont)


  • Senior Tutor
  • Graduate Adviser Applied Linguistics & Language Teaching

Research | Current

  • Contributing-student pedagogy
  • Corpus development: AWA: Academic Writing at Auckland
  • Feedback
  • Peer review

Teaching | Current

ENGWRIT 101 English Writing for Academic Purposes

LANGTCHG 101 Introduction to Language Teaching

Selected publications and creative works (Research Outputs)

  • Matheson, N. (2018). Unbuilding the walls: Helping Pasifika students transition into diverse academic writing contexts. Paper presented at Sociolinguistics Symposium 22, Auckland, New Zealand. 27 June - 30 June 2018. Related URL.
  • Matheson, N. (2018). Helping students learn core features of academic writing in diverse written genres. Paper presented at Asian Conference on Language Learning (ACLL2018): "Surviving and Thriving: Education in Times of Change", Kobe, Japan. 27 April - 29 April 2018. Related URL.
  • Nesi, H., Matheson, N., & Basturkmen, H. (2017). University literature essays in the UK, New Zealand and the USA: Implications for EAP. New Zealand Studies in Applied Linguistics, 23 (2), 25-38.
    Other University of Auckland co-authors: Helen Basturkmen
  • Matheson, N., & Basturkmen, H. (2017). Teaching academic writing using a text bank of student disciplinary writing. Paper presented at The 4th Asia-Pacific Language for Specific Purposes and Professional Communication Conference (Pre-Conference Workshops), Victoria University of Wellington, new Zealand. 26 April - 28 April 2017. Related URL.
    Other University of Auckland co-authors: Helen Basturkmen
  • Nesi, H., Basturkmen, H. L., & Matheson, N. (2015). A comparison of student assignments in UK, USA and New Zealand: Implications for teachers of second language academic writing. Paper presented at Symposium of Second Language Writing 2015, Auckland University of Technology, Auckland, New Zealand. 19 November - 21 November 2015.
    Other University of Auckland co-authors: Helen Basturkmen
  • Matheson, N. J., & Basturkmen, H. (2015). Developing a research-informed academic writing curriculum using a text bank of student writing. In P. Shrestha (Ed.) Current Developments in English for Academic and Specific Purposes: Local innovations and global perspectives (pp. 139-156). Reading: Garnet.
    Other University of Auckland co-authors: Helen Basturkmen
  • Matheson, N. J. (2014). Increasing Pasifika student success in academic writing courses. Paper presented at 2nd Foundation & Bridging Educators New Zealand Conference, Bay of Plenty Polytech, Tauranga, New Zealand. 3 December - 4 December 2014. Related URL.
  • Matheson, N. J. (2014). Using student writing and insider perspectives to develop an academic writing course. Paper presented at Applied Linguistics Association New Zealand Symposium, AUT University, Auckland.. 29 November - 29 November 2014. Related URL.

Contact details

Office hours

Monday 11-12; email for other times

Primary office location

CLL - Bldg 207
Level 3, Room 321
New Zealand

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