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My research interests are in the fields of English Language Learning and Teaching (e.g. ELT, TESOL, EAL, EAP) and Education. I am particularly interested in dialogue and interactivities in educational contexts, with a focus on the activity of speaking to investigate stance-taking, positionality, and perspective sharing.
I am also interested in the application of research in corpus linguistics to education and have been involved in the design, development, and research of a number of spoken (academic and learner) corpora investigating the construction of knowledge in classroom contexts, speaking skills, stance-taking and language use in intercultural and multicultural contexts.
My research has also been applied to the development of community-based approaches to English Language learning for refugee families.
I teach on the following masters and doctoral modules: Language Learning for TESOL; Language Awareness for TESOL; TESOL: Discourse and Pedagogy.
I supervise doctoral students in the following areas: English for Academic Purposes (EAP); Computer mediated communication and English Language Learning and Teaching; Speaking Skills in EAL; English Language Learning and Resilience; Multimodality in School English Language Teaching
QUB Teaching Award for Sustained Excellence (2014)
Current roles: Director of Internationalization, Director of Centre for Language Education Research
Previous roles: EdD Programme Director (Professional Doctorate in Education), MSc TESOL Programme Director
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R2637SES: A Welcome Dictionary: Refugee families use of dictionary resources to support English language learning
25/08/2019 → …
O'Boyle, A. & Bladas Marti, O.
28/09/2016 → …
Process drama in the classroom. A case study of developing participation for advanced EAL learners in an international schoolMcDonnell, D. & O'Boyle, A., 11 Aug 2021, (Early online date) In: Scenario: A Journal for Performative Teaching, Learning, Research. 15, 1, p. 56-75 20 p.
Research output: Contribution to journal › Article › peer-reviewOpen AccessFile17 Downloads (Pure)
O'Boyle, A., 17 Apr 2017, (Early online date) In: International Journal of Research and Method in Education. 41, 3, p. 353 14 p.
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O'Boyle, A., 23 Jun 2016.
Research output: Contribution to conference › Poster › peer-reviewFile45 Downloads (Pure)
English Language Education at University: Trends and Challenges in Teaching and Learning Academic Discourse in the UKO'Boyle, A., Dec 2015, English Language Education in a Global World: Practices, Issues and Challenges. Wong, L. T. & Dubey-Jhaveri, A. (eds.). Nova Science Publishers, Inc, 10 p.
Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceeding › Chapter (peer-reviewed) › peer-review
Teenage talk: speaking, stance-taking, and young people's views of themselves within the education systemO'Boyle, A., 15 Sep 2015.
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Aisling O'Boyle (Advisor)21 Sep 2020
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Aisling O'Boyle (Advisor)26 Sep 2020
Activity: Talk or presentation types › Invited or keynote talk at national or international conference
“Sharing views and positions in a cross-cultural classroom environment: what are the benefits of dialogue?”
Aisling O'Boyle (Advisor)20 Mar 2019
Activity: Talk or presentation types › Invited talk
Innovative Education and International Volunteering Projects: study abroad capacity-building initiative with Robogals Kagoshima
Aisling O'Boyle (Participant)07 Nov 2018
Activity: Participating in or organising an event types › Participation in workshop, seminar, course
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02/10/2015 → 09/10/2015
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