Aisling O'Boyle
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    Research Interests

    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.  

     

    Teaching

    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 Langauge Learning and Resilience; Mutlimodality in School English Language Teaching

    Achievements

    QUB Teaching Award for Sustained Excellence (2014)

     

    Other

    EdD Coordinator (Professional Doctorate in Education)

    MSc TESOL Coordinator

    Willingness to take PhD students

    Yes

    PhD projects

    - TESOL and English Language Learning (ESL, EFL, EAL)
    - Academic Discourse and English for Specific Purposes
    - Applied Corpus Studies
    - Speaking Skills
    - English Language Learning and Migration

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