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Awatif Alruwaili

Research Student, Faculty of Arts


Research Summary

Current Status

Currently registered PhD (full-time)

Research Topic

An investigation into the use of corpus linguistic approaches in the language classroom

Research Summary

This study aims to investigate the effectiveness of using a corpus approach in the language classroom. It explores whether such an approach supports self-regulated learning (SRL). The study focuses on the acquisition of verbs by intermediate students, whose first language is Arabic.

Research Interests

Applied Linguistics, Second Language Acquisition, Corpus Linguistics, Teacher Education, Syllabus Design.

Research Supervisors

  • Professor Michaela Mahlberg
  • Dr Ana Pellicer-S├ínchez

Research Institutes, Centers and/or Research Clusters Memberships

  • Centre for Research in Applied Linguistics (CRAL);
  • Member of Modern Language Association (MLA).
  • Member of Scientific Society for Saudi Students in the UK (SSSS).

Additional Information

  • 2006-2009 Teacher at Female Health College.
  • 2009-2012 Teacher at Northern Boarders University, English Department.

Teaching & Learning Interests

  • Teaching General English/ English for Specific Purposes at Tertiary Level.
  • Language skills (Reading, Writing).

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