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Christopher Allen

Universitetslektor
Institutionen för språk Fakulteten för konst och humaniora
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F3025, E3025, Växjö
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Lektor i engelska med språkdidaktiskt inriktning

Undervisning

My teaching is primarily within the University's teacher training programmes.I am senior lecturer in English language specialising in EFL teacher training, 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 qualified UK teacher status.

Over the past 30 years, I have taught in the United Kingdom, Sweden and the Middle East as well as running teacher training courses in Lithuania, Poland, Ethiopia, Iceland, Ecuador and Japan.I am also jointly responsible for coordinating Kalmar Växjö Language Teacher Network for local language teachers in the Kalmar County area. This network seeks to facilitate contact between the university and local teachers, providing in-service training in the form of practical workshops in language and literature didactics.

I am the department's representative for IATEFL, the international organization for teachers of English as a foreign language.

Forskning

My current research and teaching interests encompass all aspects of ICT (information communication technology) and CALL (computer assisted language learning) at primary and secondary levels.

I have extensive experience with online and blended teaching contexts. 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 together with my colleagues David Richardson and Dr Stella Hadjistassou, University of Cyprus. 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.

Uppdrag

IATEFL Representative

Publikationer

Artikel i tid­skrift (Referee­granskat)

Konferens­bidrag (Referee­granskat)

Artikel i tid­skrift (Övrigt veten­skapligt)

Konferens­bidrag (Övrigt veten­skapligt)

Doktors­avhandling, mono­grafi (Övrigt veten­skapligt)