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Billy Nathan Setiawan

PhD Candidate in Applied Linguistics, University of South Australia

Billy Nathan Setiawan is currently undertaking a PhD study in Applied Linguistics at University of South Australia, through the Australian Government Research Training Program (RTP) scholarship. His PhD study focuses on intercultural language teaching and learning in English language education. Billy has been a language teacher since 2009. His teaching experience includes teaching Indonesian language at University of Wisconsin USA (through a Fulbright fellowship programme), teaching English for Academic and Specific Purposes at various universities in Indonesia, and teaching academic English in Australia. His main research interests are intercultural language teaching and learning, English language education, intercultural communication and English language variations.


  • 2023–present
    Academic Teacher, South Australian Institute of Business and Technology
  • –present
    PhD Candidate in Applied Linguistics, University of South Australia
  • 2024–present
    Academic Teacher, University of Adelaide College
  • 2019–2019
    English Teacher, EF English First Ningbo China
  • 2016–2018
    English Lecturer, Sampoerna University
  • 2011–2016
    English Lecturer, BINUS University
  • 2012–2013
    Fulbright Foreign Language Teaching Assistant, University of Wisconsin, Madison


  • 2015 
    The University of Manchester, MA Intercultural Communication
  • 2009 
    BINUS University, BA English Literature


  • 2024
    Embracing Cultural Threads: A Qualitative Exploration of English Language Teaching Materials Within an Intercultural Perspective in an Indonesian Multilingual Context, Ranah: Journal of Language Studies
  • 2016
    Code-switching and English language variations among Indonesian Facebookers, International Journal of Indonesian Studies
  • 2015
    Cina Benteng: the latest generations and acculturation, Lingua Cultura