I’m currently studying my MA in TESOL, but the field is so wide that that doesn’t really tell you what I’m interested in. Here, then, is some of the work I have done and a few of the fields of research I am interested in studying, discussing and knowing more about:
I wrote a literature review on the issue of code-switching as a pedagogical tool which will be published in the Sookmyung TESOL journal this August. Until the journal is published online, it can be found here:
Reading strategies, vocabulary acquisition, explicit strategy instruction.
I’m particularly interested in the possibility of reading strategies being acquired, and the extent to which explicit instruction is necessary or more of a band-aid when acquisition hasn’t taken place. I conducted an initial literature review to explore how this has been researched, and found minimal but interesting research on the area. You can read about what I found in the following paper.
L1 in the classroom, codeswitching, Ethnography NNES, World Englishes, Nativeness, Bilingualism. Socialisation, Culture, ICC