Peter Mickan is Visiting Research Fellow (Applied Linguistics) in the Faculty of Arts at the University of Adelaide, and Director of the Adelaide Research Institute (Adelaide Education Group) in South Australia. He established and managed the postgraduate applied linguistics program at the university (2000-2013). Theoretically, his work is based on Halliday's language as a social semiotic and learning as socialisation experiences. The theory frames his studies in curriculum design, languages pedagogy, academic literacies, language and literacy, workplace communication, German language revival and language assessment. Ilona Wallace is an editor and writer based in South Australia, with professional interests in educational resources and education policy. She holds an MA in applied linguistics from the University of Adelaide.