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Christopher Allen

Senior lecturer
Department of Languages Faculty of Arts and Humanities
+46470708769
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F3025, E3025, Växjö
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I am senior lecturer in English language, Applied Linguistics and ELT, based mainly in Kalmar. I hold an MA in Applied Linguistics (distinction) and a PhD from the Centre for English Language Studies, University of Birmingham, UK. I also have a Post Graduate Certificate of Education (primary age range, 7-12 yrs) from the University of Exeter, UK, conferring full UK teacher status.

I have taught in the United Kingdom, Sweden and Egypt aswell as running teaching training courses and workshops in Lithuania, Poland, Ethiopia, Ecuador and Japan.

 My current research and teaching interests encompass all aspects of ICT (information communication technology) and CALL (computer assisted/aided language learning) in the training of English language teachers at primary and secondary levels. My most recent work has focused on the use of mobile devices such as iPads and mobile phones in the remote assessment of teaching practice. Other interests within ICT and English language teaching include digital literacy and the role of virtual learning environments (VLEs) such as Moodle alongside social media in the development of pre-service teachers' personal learning environments.

I am also currently responsible for coordinating Kalmar Växjö Language Teacher Network and FaceBook group for local language teachers. This network seeks to facilitate contact between the university and local teachers, providing  in-service training in the form of lectures and practical workshops in language and literature didactics.

Publications

Article in journal (Refereed)

Conference paper (Refereed)

Article in journal (Other academic)

Conference paper (Other academic)

Doctoral thesis, monograph (Other academic)