Christopher Allen

Christopher Allen

Senior lecturer
Department of Languages Faculty of Arts and Humanities
34016, Hus Culmen, Kalmar
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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, Egypt and Singapore as well 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. I have been a frequent contributor to the annual EuroCALL conference. 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.

My other major focus is international cooperation in higher education.  I am the Dept. of Language's faculty representative for internationalisation as well as IATEFL representative. I was STINT fellow in 2022 at the National University of Singapore and I have recently been awarded an Erasmus+ grant to work with UBT, Kosovo.

Publications

Article in journal (Refereed)

Conference paper (Refereed)

Article in journal (Other academic)

Conference paper (Other academic)

Doctoral thesis, monograph (Other academic)