|Position in department||Spicer Library Supervisor
|Staff position||Senior Lecturer [JG]
|E-mail||jrpgoo (non Essex users should add @essex.ac.uk)
|Telephone||4833 (non Essex users should add 01206-87 to the beginning of this number)
|Office hours||Monday 1-2pm.
|Biography||His initial career was in mental health. He then studied Scottish Literature for his undergraduate degree at Stirling University in Scotland, before teaching academic English at the universities of Silesia and Opole in Poland for several years, followed by numerous other English teaching posts in Spain, Japan, South Korea, Turkey, Malaysia, Thailand, Mexico and the UK.
He took the RSA CTEFLA at the Bell School in Cambridge in 1989, and came to Essex University to take a PhD in the area of English Language Teaching in 1998. His doctoral study examined how teachers actually use teachers’ guides in the second language classroom, and how such guides may be developed. He has recently completed a second PhD at the University of Glasgow in Scottish Literature. His main pedagogical interests are in materials evaluation, teachers’ beliefs, classroom interaction and lesson content, the perception of NEST/Non-NEST teachers, the construction of EFL teacher identity, and the effect of ELT on language diversity. He is happy to supervise MA/MPhil/PhD research projects in those areas.
|Qualifications||BA Stirling, PhD Essex, PhD Glasgow, RSA CTEFLA, SEN (M).
|Current research||Construction of meaning. The difference in reception between aural texts in a social situation and private, silent reading.
|Research interests||Materials Evaluation
NEST/Non-NEST Teacher Identity
The Construction of EFL Teacher Identity
The Effect of ELT on language diversity
Using Literature and Drama in Language Teaching.
Reception and Meaning in Oral Texts and Written Texts.
|Teaching responsibilities||LG228-5-FY Methodology of TEFL
LG228-6-FY Methodology of TEFL
LG490-6-SP - Literature and Discourse in Language Teaching
LG490-7-SP - Literature and Discourse in Language Teaching
LG524-7-AU - Qualitative Methodology in ELT & AL Research
LG546-7-AU - Materials Evaluation
LG629-7-SP - Teaching Listening & Speaking
LG637-7-SP - Language Learners in Classrooms
|Additional information||The Spicer Library