I currently lead the Languages in Education Cluster within the School of Education, which includes our MA TESOL, MA TESOL (Web-based), MA TCSOL, and MA TEAP. I am the course leader for the MA TESOL.
Publications Task-Based Learning Applied (Ed) Jubilee Press. 2012 Strategies for Developing English as the Medium of Instruction in University Contexts Proceedings of the 2nd ESP in Asia Conference.… read more
Publications Task-Based Learning Applied (Ed) Jubilee Press. 2012 Strategies for Developing English as the Medium of Instruction in University Contexts Proceedings of the 2nd ESP in Asia Conference. 2012. Promoting retention and successful completion on masters courses in education. Open Learning: Vol 22 (1) Feb 2007. Supporting Student Learning on an International Campus. Digital and Networked Foreign Language Learning and Teaching, Eds: Liu Xiangdong & Wang Wei, Beijing FLTR Press. 2007. Learning & Teaching English: a course for teachers. Co-authored with C F Lindsay, OUP. 2006. Learner interaction using email: the effects of task modification. ReCALL: Vol 16 (1) May 2005. The Development of EFL Methodology. in English Language Teaching in Its Social Context. Eds: C. N. Candlin & N. Mercer, Routledge 2001. The role of language & learning models in student-directed CALL. CALL in the 21st Century. Ed: Paul Brett, IATEFL/ESADE (CDrom) 2001. Making the workshop work. The Teacher Trainer, Vol 14 No 1. 2000. Conference Papers Where now for EAP? Paper presented at IATEFL, Brighton 2011. Strategies for Developing English as the Medium of Instruction in University Contexts. Paper presented at the 2nd ESP in Asia Conference, Ningbo, 2010. Is it a 'task'? Is it an 'activity'? Confused? Paper presented at IATEFL, Exeter 2008. Supporting Student Learning in an International University: the Nottingham-Ningbo Experience. Paper presented at The 2006 International Symposium of Computer-Assisted Language Learning, Beijing, 2006. Keeping Them Interested: promoting retention on online courses. Paper presented at IATEFL, Cardiff, 2005. The OU Experience: lessons learnt from language teaching, language teacher-education, and research projects. Invited paper presented at the Seminario E-learning all'Universita, Rome, 2004. Online Teacher Development: lessons learnt from delivering a global MA. Paper presented at BBELT British Council conference, Mexico City, 2003. Online Teacher Development: issues of tutor and teacher support. Paper presented at IATEFL, York, 2002. Is CALL compatible with models of task-based learning? Paper presented at IATEFL-CALL conference, Cyprus, 2001. The role of language & learning models in student-directed CALL. Paper presented at IATEFL-CALL conference, Barcelona, 2000.