Andrzej (Andy) Cirocki
Lecturer / Assistant Professor in Language Education

Profile

Biography

I joined the Department of Education in October 2014. I teach on MA TESOL and MA in Applied Linguistics for (English) Language Teaching programmes. I supervise dissertations and theses in the area of TESOL.

Prior to joining the Department of Education, I worked as a Lecturer in Applied Linguistics and English Language Teaching at Anglia Ruskin University, Cambridge. While at Anglia Ruskin University, I contributed to both undergraduate and postgraduate courses in language teacher education. I also developed and led an MA TESOL and Materials Development programme there.

Before my lectureship in Cambridge, I had worked at the Institute of English and American Studies at the University of Gdansk, Poland, where I had been involved in BA and MA EFL teacher education programmes.

I have an MA (English Philology) and PhD (Linguistics/TEFL) from Adam Mickiewicz University, Poland. I also have an MA (Applied Linguistics and TEFL) from the University of Portsmouth, UK. I am a CELTA teacher and a CELTA teacher trainer.

I am Editor-in-chief of The European Journal of Applied Linguistics and TEFL.

In 2017 I was appointed Visiting Professor in TESOL at the State University of Surabaya (UNESA), Indonesia, and continue in this role for the foreseeable future.

Recently, I have taught on the following modules:

  • TESOL Methods
  • Teaching and Learning Language
  • Language Curriculum Design and Evaluation
  • Evaluating ESOL Practice
  • Methodology of Teaching English for Academic Purposes
  • Research Methods in Language Learning and Teaching
  • Planning and Communicating Research

Research

Overview

My research interests include:

  • L2 reading
  • Learner autonomy
  • Learner strategies
  • Reflective teaching
  • TESOL teacher education and professional development

I am actively involved in language education research. I have conducted research projects in Poland, Sri Lanka, India, Malaysia, Armenia, the Philippines and Vietnam. Currently, I am conducting research in Ecuador (motivational strategies) and Indonesia (readiness for learner autonomy; professional development for EFL teachers).

Publications

Selected publications

a) Research-based Monographs

Cirocki, A. (2016). Developing Learner Autonomy through Tasks: Theory, Research, Practice. Halifax: LinguaBooks.

b) Articles

Cirocki, A., & Canh, L. V. (2017/forthcoming). Anxiety, strategy use and multiple intelligences in the EFL reading classroom: Voices from Hanoi. Asian Journal of English Language Teaching.

Cirocki, A., & Farrell, T. S. C. (2017). Reflective practice for professional development of ELT practitioners. The European Journal of Applied Linguistics and TEFL, 6(2), 5-22.

Cirocki, A., & A. Arceusz. (2016). Research Methods in Foreign/Second Language Didactics. TEANGA, Journal of the Irish Association for Applied Linguistics, 24, 1-19.

Cirocki, A., & Caparoso, J. (2016). Attitudes, Motivations and Beliefs about Reading in the Filipino Secondary School ESL Classroom. International Journal of Applied Linguistics and English Literature, 5(7), 1-18.

Cirocki, A., & Farrelly, R. (2016). Research and Reflective Practice in the EFL Classroom: Voices from Armenia. Eurasian Journal of Applied Linguistics, 2(1), 31-56.

Cirocki, A., M. K. David, D. Gupta & G. Dalal. (2015). Critical Thinking in the Malaysian and Indian ESL Reading Classroom. Interdisciplinary Journal of Linguistics, 8, 90-116.

Widodo, H. P. & A. Cirocki. (2015). Video-Mediated Listening Tasks in the EAL Classroom: A Sociopragmatic Perspective. Asian EFL Journal, 81, 62-90.

Cirocki, A., S. Tennekoon & A. Peña Calvo. (2014). Research and Reflective Practice in the ESL Classroom: Voices from Sri Lanka. The Australian Journal of Teacher Education, 39(4).

Cirocki, A. (2013). The Reading Portfolio: A Tool for Learning and Assessment in the Secondary School EFL Classroom. The International Journal of Innovation in English Language Teaching and Research, 2(2), 223-240.

Cirocki, A. (2013). Literature in the EFL Classroom: A Social Constructivist Perspective. The European Journal of Applied Linguistics and TEFL, 2(1), 69-88.

Cirocki, A. (2013). Descriptive Statistics for EFL Classroom Research: Plain and Simple. Modern English Teacher, 22(3), 73-77.

Widodo, H. P., & A. Cirocki. (2013). Noticing as a Scaffolding Strategy for Writing Academic Paragraphs. English Teaching Professional, 88, 16-18.

Widodo, H. P., & A. Cirocki. (2013). Noticing as a Scaffolding Strategy for Writing Academic Paragraphs. English Teaching Professional, 87, 16-18.

Cirocki, A. (2013). Conducting Research in the Classroom: Collecting Qualitative and Quantitative Data. Modern English Teacher, 22(2), 63-69.

Cirocki, A. (2013). Conducting Research in the EFL Classroom. Modern English Teacher, 22(1), 76-81. Cirocki, A. (2012). Genre Theory: A Horn of Plenty for EFL Students. Nordic Journal of English Studies, 11(3), 78-99.

Cirocki, A. (2012). Establishing a Club of Readers in the EFL Classroom. Modern English Teacher, 21(4), 53-57.

Cirocki, A. (2011). Teaching Listening to EFL Junior High School Students in Poland. Open! Journal of The Estonian Association of Teachers of English, 11-18.

Cirocki, A. (2011). Age is Only a Number: Evaluating and Modernising Dated EFL Materials. Folio, 14(2), 12-16.

Cirocki, A. (2011). The Importance of Learners’ Ability to Communicate in English and Its Implementation in the Polish Context of Language Teaching. Journal of Linguistics and Language Teaching, 2(1), 111-127.

c) Book Chapters

Cirocki, A. (2010). Literature in the CLT Classroom: Materials Design. In H. P. Widodo, & L. Savova (Eds.), The Lincom Guide to Materials Design in ELT (pp. 85-102). Muenchen, Germany: Lincom.

Cirocki, A. (2010). Classroom Ethnographies: Doing Teacher Research. In G. Park, H. P. Widodo, & A. Cirocki (Eds.), Observation of Teaching: Bridging Theory and Practice through Research on Teaching (pp. 63-84). Muenchen, Germany: Lincom.

Cirocki, A. (2009). The Place and Role of Literary Texts in Language Education: A Historical Overview. In A. Cirocki (Ed.), Extensive Reading in English Language Teaching (pp. 157-170). Muenchen, Germany: Lincom.

Cirocki, A. (2009). Implementing the ER Approach to Literature in the EFL Secondary School Classroom: An Action Research Study. In A. Cirocki (Ed.), Extensive Reading in English Language Teaching (pp. 521-546). Muenchen, Germany: Lincom.

Cirocki, A. (2007). Literature in the History of English Language Teaching. In R. Coreil (Ed.), Imagination, Cognition, Language Acquisition: A Unified Approach to Theory and Practice (pp. 118-122). Jersey City, NJ: New Jersey City University.

d) ELT Books / Edited Volumes / EFL Materials

Cirocki, A., & Levy, M. (2018). Educational technology in English language learning and teaching [Special issue]. The European Journal of Applied Linguistics and TEFL, 7(2).

Cirocki, A., & Farrell, T. S. C. (2017). Reflective practice in the ELT classroom [Special issue]. The European Journal of Applied Linguistics and TEFL, 6(2).

Cirocki, A., & Goh, C. (2016). Teaching and Researching Listening and Speaking Skills in the ELT Classroom [Special issue]. The European Journal of Applied Linguistics and TEFL, 5(2).

Cirocki, A., & Tomlinson, B. (2015). Materials in the ELT Classroom: Development, Use and Evaluation [Special issue]. The European Journal of Applied Linguistics and TEFL, 4(2).

Cirocki, A., & Peña Calvo, A. (2015). In a Strange Land: Teaching Reading Creatively with Short Stories. Pforzheim: LinguaBooks.

Cirocki, A., & Maley, A. (2014). TESOL Teacher Education and Development [Special issue]. The European Journal of Applied Linguistics and TEFL, 3(2).

Widodo, H. P., & Cirocki, A. (Eds.). (2012). Innovation and Creativity in ELT Methodology. New York, NY: Nova Science Publisher. Park, G.,

Widodo, H. P., & Cirocki, A. (Eds.). (2010). Observation of Teaching: Bridging Theory and Practice through Research on Teaching. Muenchen, Germany: Lincom.

Cirocki, A. (Ed.). (2009). Extensive Reading in English Language Teaching. Muenchen, Germany: Lincom.

Cirocki, A. (2007). British Culture in Polish Secondary Schools. Czestochowa, Poland: Wyzsza Szkola Lingwistyczna.

Cirocki, A. (2005). Step by Step: A Grammar Book for Polish Learners of English. Poznan, Poland: Handybooks.

External activities

Memberships

  • Materials Development Association, UK
  • UK Literacy Association
  • Higher Education Academy, UK
  • TESOL International, USA

Consultancy

  • School of Graduate Studies, University of Colombo, Sri Lanka (2012-2014)
  • Department of English and Media, Anglia Ruskin University, UK (2014-2018)

Visiting Professorship

  • Visiting Professor in TESOL, State University of Surabaya, Indonesia (2017-present)

Courses developed

  • Four-year Secondary School Language Pathway, H. Derdowski Secondary School, Poland.
  • PG Certificate in Psychology and Pedagogy for EFL Teachers, University of Gdansk, Poland.
  • MA in TESOL and Materials Development, Anglia Ruskin University, UK.

Conferences, guest lectures and workshops

Contact details

D/M/126
Department of Education
University of York
York
YO10 5DD

Tel: +44(0)1904 323462