Christopher Allen

Christopher Allen

Institutionen för språk Fakulteten för konst och humaniora
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Lektor i engelska med språkdidaktiskt inriktning


My teaching is primarily within the University's teacher training programmes and also ESP. 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.

I have a particular interest in online and blended course design,  ICT and CALL.

Over the past 30 years, I have taught in the United Kingdom, Sweden, the Middle East and Singapore on the STINT programme as well as running teacher training courses in Lithuania, Poland, Ethiopia, Iceland, Ecuador, Indonesia and Japan. I am currently the department's international coordinator and have specific responsibility for our ongoing Erasmus+ exchange with UBT, Kosovo.

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


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.


International coordinator / representative for the Dept. of Languages

IATEFL Representative


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