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Language teacher education

This applied research strand covers a wide range of topics at all levels of education, including curriculum design and evaluation, classroom pedagogy, assessment, issues of diversity and teacher professional development. Some of the projects have a strong international dimension and have important implications for educational policy and practice. 

  • A study of the linguistic and social experiences of isolated English language learners in UK primary schools and their sense of identity (PhD student: Clare Wardman)
  • Changing Englishes in Internationalising Universities: increasing the language awareness of ‘home’ and ‘international’ students and academic staff (Jan Hardman and Rachel Wicaksono, York St. John University).
  • Classroom interaction practices in schools in Sub-Saharan Africa, China, South East Asia and Middle East (Jan Hardman with the Institute of Effective Education, University of York)
  • Developing whole-class interactive teaching: meeting the training needs of Syrian EFL secondary school teachers (PhD student: Taha Rajab)
  • EFL Teachers Technological Professional Development) through Online Communities of Practice (OCoPs) (PhD student: Ali Bostancioglu)
  • Internationalising the curriculum in UK higher education (MS Word , 4,175kb) (Jan Hardman and Paul Roberts).
  • Lecturer-student interaction in TESOL classes in teacher training institutions in Malaysia (PhD student: Abdul Rahman, Nuzul Harlina)
  • Teacher Professional Development: How Thai University English as a Foreign Language teachers work and learn together (PhD student: Preechaya Mongkolhutthi)
  • Teaching English to young learners (Annie Hughes)
  • The experience of teaching diverse linguistic and cultural student groups in UK higher education (Jan Hardman)
  • The experience of teaching English to young learners in the international contexts (PhD student: David Brining)  
  • The Standard-Based English Language Curriculum for Primary Schools (KSSR): teachers' perceptions and classroom implementation (PhD student: Nor Haslynda A. Rahman)
  • The use and patterns emerging in teacher action research within teaching English to young learners (Annie Hughes, Helen Marjan, & Nicole Taylor)

CASLE staff

Andrzej (Andy) Cirocki, Department of Education
Jan Hardman, Department of Education
Bimali Indrarathne, Department of Education
Irena Kuzborska, Department of Education

CASLE students

Clare Wardman, PhD student, University of York
Ali Bostancioglu, PhD student, University of York
Abdul Rahman, Nuzul Harlina, PhD student, University of York
Preechaya Mongkolhutthi, PhD student, University of York
Nor Haslynda A. Rahman, PhD student, University of York 

Associated members

Paul Roberts, Centre for English Language Teaching, University of York
Institute of Effective Education, University of York
Rachel Wicaksono, York St. John University
Helen Marjan, University of York
Nicole Taylor, University of York