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- Senior Lecturer in Applied Linguistics and TESOL
- IOE - Culture, Communication & Media
- UCL Institute of Education
I hold a doctorate in Applied Linguistics from Teachers College, Columbia University. Prior to my doctoral studies, I completed an MA in Theoretical Linguistics and an MA in English Language and Literature at Eötvös Loránd University. I previously worked as a Lecturer in the Linguistics and English Language Department at Lancaster University (2008-2013) and as a Visiting Assistant Professor in the Linguistics Department at Georgetown University (2007-2008).
My main research interests lie in the areas of second language acquisition (SLA) and second language instruction. In particular, I research the roles of tasks, implicit/explicit learning and teaching, and individual differences in instructed second language development. I am also interested in the cognitive processes underlying second language writing, speaking, and listening performance. My current projects investigate the cognitive processes involved in second language writing, the measurement of task-generated cognitive demands in second language speaking, sources of difficulty in second language listening, and the explicit-implicit interface in instructed SLA.
I serve as associate editor of the journal Studies in Second Language Acquisition and am Vice-President of the International Association for Task-based Language Teaching (TBLT). I am also on the advisory board of IRIS, a digital repository of instruments for research into second language learning and teaching.
I am the leader of the MA TESOL on-campus programme, and currently teach on the modules Second Language Acquisition and Fundamentals of Foreign and Second Language Teaching.