People

Dr Carolyn Walker

Teaching Fellow

Profile

I have many years of experience in the field of English language teaching in the UK and overseas. For a substantial part of my career I taught English for academic purposes and phonology at the University of Exeter. In 2015 I started work at the University of Leicester on the MA in Applied Linguistics and TESOL. I have written coursebooks and other teaching material for ELT publishers and I am an item writer for international English language testing organisations. I hold master's degrees in Educational Research and Linguistics and Language Teaching and a doctorate in TESOL.

Research

My research interests lie in the fields of motivation and related areas in foreign language learning testing and assessment and the pronunciation of English.

Publications

(0) 1. A study of self-concept in reading in a second or foreign language in an academic context. (2015). System, 49 pp73-85 https://doi.org/10.1016/j.system.2015.01.001
2. Self-access extensive reading project using graded readers. (1997). Reading in a Foreign Language, 11(1), 121-149.
3. Individualising reading. (1986). English Language Teaching Journal.
4. Evaluation criteria in oral testing. (1983). British Journal of Language Teaching.
5. Durrant, P., Walker, C. & Michel, R. (2015). Using PTE Academic to predict achievement and measure proficiency gains in an intensive EAP foundation programme Pearson: Research summaries.

 
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Supervision

Motivation in foreign language learning

Teaching

MA in Applied Linguistics and TESOL (distance learning)

Press and media

Teaching and learning English as foreign language; pronunciation of English

Qualifications

RSA Certificate in Teaching English as a Foreign Language; Postgraduate Certificate in Education (Primary)
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