Prof Matthew WALLACE

Prof Matthew WALLACE

Assistant Professor

Consultation Hours
Tuesdays/Thursdays 15:00-16:00

Or by appointment via

  • August 2013-August 2017 National Institute of Education, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore, PhD in Applied Linguistics
  • August 2007-January 2012 Teachers College, Columbia University, MA in TESOL
  • August 1999-May 2002 Piedmont College, BA in Business Administration
Research Interests
  • second language listening
  • language assessment fairness
  • second language teaching and learning
Courses Regularly Taught

Introduction to linguistics/applied linguistics, research methods for applied linguistics, methodology of teaching English as a second language


Matthew Wallace joined the University of Macau in 2017 as a Senior Instructor of Applied Linguistics. Previously, he has worked as a language teacher and curriculum designer in Japan, and as a graduate scholar in Singapore. His research up to this point has focused on second language listening comprehension, language assessment fairness, and language learner motivation.

Professional Affiliations
  • American Association for Applied Linguistics (AAAL)
  • TESOL International Association
  • International Language Testing Association (ILTA)
  • Asian Association for Language Assessment (AALA)
  • Japanese Association for Language Teachers (JALT)
  • Singapore Association for Applied Linguistics (SAAL)
Selected Publications

Wallace, M. P. (2020). Individual differences in second language listening: Examining the role of knowledge metacognitive awareness, memory, and attention. Language Learning, 71, 1-40.

Wallace, M. P., & Lee, K. (2020). Examining second language listening, vocabulary, and executive functioning. Frontiers in Psychology, 11(1122).

Wallace, M.P., & Leong, E.I.L. (2020). Exploring language learning motivation among primary EFL learners. Journal of Language Teaching and Research, 11(2), 221-230.

Wallace, M. P. (2018). Fairness and justice in L2 classroom assessment: Perceptions from test takers. The Journal of Asia TEFL, 15, 1051-1064.

Goh, C. C. M., & Wallace, M. (2018). Lexical segmentation in listening. In J. I. Liontas (Ed.), The TESOL Encyclopedia of English Language Teaching.

Wang, X., Wallace, M. P., & Wang, Q. (2017). Rewarded and unrewarded competition in a CSCL environment: A coopetition design with a social cognitive perspective using PLS-SEM analyses. Computers in Human Behavior72, 140-151.

Shintani, N., & Wallace, M.P. (2014). The effectiveness of listening support on L2 learners’ L2 listening comprehension ability: A meta-analysis. English Teaching and Learning, 38(3), 73-103.

Underwood, P., & Wallace, M. (2012). The effects of instruction in reduced forms on the performance of low-proficiency EFL university students. Asian EFL Journal, 14(4), 1-24.

Wallace, M. (2012). Searching for a new approach to listening. Accents Asia, 5(1), 8-22.