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Dr Adela Ganem Gutierrez

Senior Lecturer
Department of Language and Linguistics
Dr Adela Ganem Gutierrez
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  • Location

    Colchester Campus

  • Academic support hours

    Autumn Term: Thursdays 15.00 - 17.00 hrs

Profile

Biography

I studied English Language and Literature at Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México (UNAM) for my undergraduate degree and taught English as a foreign language for seven years at the Anglo-Mexican Institute in Mexico City. I took a Masters degree in Applied Linguistics for Language Teaching at the University of Southampton. In 2004 I completed a PhD in Applied Linguistics, my doctoral thesis is a study of collaborative activity in computer-mediated tasks. I am the winner of the EUROCALL Research Award, 2002. My main academic interests include CALL, Sociocultural Theory, Interaction in the classroom, and Pedagogic tasks.

Qualifications

  • BA Mexico City [UNAM]

  • MA Applied Linguistics [Southampton]

  • PhD Applied Linguistics [Southampton]

  • Cambridge RSA Dip DELTA

  • Fellow Higher Education Academy [FHEA]

Appointments

University of Essex

  • Senior Lecturer in ELT/TESOL, Language and Linguistics, University of Essex (1/8/2012 - present)

  • Lecturer in ELT/TESOL, Language and Linguistics, University of Essex (1/9/2007 - 31/7/2012)

  • Teaching Fellow in TEFL, Language and Linguistics, University of Essex (1/3/2005 - 31/8/2007)

Other academic

  • Visiting Lecturer, School of Humanities, University of Southampton (1/9/2004 - 31/12/2004)

  • Teaching Assistant, School of Modern Languages, University of Southampton (1/9/2000 - 30/6/2003)

Research and professional activities

Research interests

The role of interaction in the processes of second language learning

Open to supervise

Task-based learning and the role of different tasks in the learning process

Open to supervise

Feedback and scaffolding

Open to supervise

Collaborative activity and second language learning

Open to supervise

Instructed SLA

Open to supervise

CALL in particular the impact of the computer in the L2 classroom and the potential of Virtual World Environments for L2 learning

Open to supervise

Current research

Concept Based Instruction (CBI) and the acquisition of aspect/tense marking.

Conferences and presentations

Gánem-Gutiérrez, G. A. (2013) 'Systemic-Theoretical Instruction for L2 Spanish tense-aspect teaching.' Paper presented at the SELC Odense conference: Thinking, doing, learning: Usage based perspectives on Second Language Learning, Odense, Denmark, April, 2013.

2013

Gánem-Gutiérrez, G. A. (2012) 'CMaps and languaging for L2 learning: Activating the Metalinguistic Dimension.' Paper presented at the conference: Insights into applied linguistics: languaging, agency and ecologies. University of Jyväskylä, Finland, June, 2012.

2012

Gánem-Gutiérrez, G. A., Gardner, M., Scott, J., van Helvert, J., & Fowler, C. (2010) '3D world environments for second language learning: An evaluation of SIMiLLE.' Paper presented at the EuroCALL Conference: Languages, Cultures and Virtual Communities, Bordeaux, France, September, 2010.

2010

Gánem-Gutiérrez, G. A. & Harun, H. (2010) 'Verbalization as a mediational tool for understanding tense/aspect marking in English: An application of Concept-Based Instruction'. Paper presented at the BAAL Language Learning & Teaching SIG Conference: Cognitive-interactional and socio-cultural perspectives on L2 learning, teaching, and assessment: Compatible, complementary, or incommensurable?, King's College London, July 2010.

2010

Gánem-Gutiérrez, G. A. & Gilmore, A. (2016) 'Expert-novice interaction in an L2 writing context: Cognitive and L2 developmental affordances of dialogic co-action.' Paper presented at the workshop: The role of interaction in language development and loss throughout the lifespan, LaDeLi, Essex, UK, April, 2016.

Teaching and supervision

Current teaching responsibilities

  • Foundations of Teaching English as a Foreign Language I (LG117)

  • Foundations of Teaching English as a Foreign Language (II) (LG118)

  • Research methods for language and linguistics (LG213)

  • Language Teaching in Different Contexts (LG329)

  • Computer Assisted Language Learning (LG478)

  • Description of Language for TEFL/ELT and Applied Linguistics (LG512)

  • Teaching and Learning Grammar (LG636)

  • Professional Development for Research Students (LG595)

Previous supervision

Manal Saleh M Alghannam
Manal Saleh M Alghannam
Thesis title: Teacher Rating of Class Essays Written By Students of English as a Second Language: A Qualititative Study of Criteria and Process.
Degree subject: Applied Linguistics
Degree type: Doctor of Philosophy
Awarded date: 7/9/2018
Mashael Salem I Alsalem
Mashael Salem I Alsalem
Degree subject: Applied Linguistics
Degree type: Master of Arts
Awarded date: 4/10/2017
Vasiliki Antoniou
Vasiliki Antoniou
Thesis title: Scaffolding Understanding At a Conceptual Level in an L2 Academic Context: A Sct Approach
Degree subject: Applied Linguistics
Degree type: Doctor of Philosophy
Awarded date: 1/2/2017
Kamonrat Sriharuksa
Kamonrat Sriharuksa
Thesis title: The Effect of Focused and Unfocused Corrective Feedback on Thai Efl Learners' Uptake, Noticing and Ability to Use Simple Past and Present Perfect
Degree subject: Applied Linguistics
Degree type: Doctor of Philosophy
Awarded date: 20/11/2015
Wael Hamed M Alharbi
Wael Hamed M Alharbi
Thesis title: Computer-Assisted Writing: Consulting Computer-Based Resources When Writing in English as a Foreign Language
Degree subject: Applied Linguistics
Degree type: Doctor of Philosophy
Awarded date: 4/2/2015
Ju-Hui Lee
Ju-Hui Lee
Degree subject: Linguistics
Degree type: Master of Research
Awarded date: 1/10/2014
Ruqiah Alzahrani
Ruqiah Alzahrani
Thesis title: Saudi Students' and Teachers' Access To, Use Of, and Attitudes to Call for Efl Instruction in the Preparatory Year Programme At TabUK University
Degree subject: Linguistics
Degree type: Master of Philosophy
Awarded date: 3/6/2014
Haliza Harun
Haliza Harun
Thesis title: Individual Versus Collaborative Verbalisation for Understanding Tense/Aspect Marking in L2 English: Exploring Concept-Based Instruction for L1 Malay Learners
Degree subject: Applied Linguistics
Degree type: Doctor of Philosophy
Awarded date: 14/10/2013
Kamonrat Sriharuksa
Kamonrat Sriharuksa
Degree subject: Linguistics
Degree type: Master of Research
Awarded date: 7/10/2009
Wael Hamed M Alharbi
Wael Hamed M Alharbi
Degree subject: Linguistics
Degree type: Master of Research
Awarded date: 7/10/2009

Publications

Journal articles (11)

Ganem Gutierrez, A., Microgenesis, Method and Object: A Study of Collaborative Activity in a Spanish as a Foreign Language Classroom. Applied Linguistics. 29 (1), 120-148

Ganem Gutierrez, GA. and Gilmore, A., (2018). Tracking the Real-Time Evolution of a Writing Event: Second Language Writers at Different Proficiency Levels. Language Learning. 68 (2), 469-506

Ganem Gutierrez, GA. and Gilmore, A., (2018). Expert-novice interaction as the basis for L2 developmental activity: A SCT perspective. Language and Sociocultural Theory. 5 (1), 21-45

Gánem-Gutiérrez, GA., (2016). Enhancing metalinguistic knowledge: Preterite and imperfect in L2 Spanish. Language and Sociocultural Theory. 3 (1), 27-54

Gánem-Gutiérrez, GA. and Roehr, K., (2011). Use of L1, metalanguage, and discourse markers: L2 learners' regulation during individual task performance. International Journal of Applied Linguistics. 21 (3), 297-318

Gánem-Gutiérrez, GA. and Harun, H., (2011). Verbalisation as a mediational tool for understanding tense-aspect marking in English: an application of Concept-Based Instruction. Language Awareness. 20 (2), 99-119

Roehr, K. and Gánem-Gutiérrez, GA., (2009). The status of metalinguistic knowledge in instructed adult L2 learning. Language Awareness. 18 (2), 165-181

Gánem-Gutiérrez, GA., (2009). Repetition, use of L1 and reading aloud as mediational mechanism during collaborative activity at the computer. Computer Assisted Language Learning. 22 (4), 323-348

Gánem-Gutiérrez, GA., (2006). Sociocultural theory and its application to CALL: A study of the computer and its relevance as a mediational tool in the process of collaborative activity. ReCALL. 18 (2), 230-251

GÁNEM GUTIÉRREZ, GABRIELAADELA., (2003). Beyond interaction: the study of collaborative activity in computer-mediated tasks. ReCALL. 15 (1), 94-112

Gánem-Gutiérrez, GA., (2003). Beyond interaction: the study of collaborative activity in computer-mediated tasks. ReCALL. 15 (1), 94-112

Book chapters (9)

Lantolf, JP., (2018). The Routledge Handbook of Sociocultural Theory and Second Language Development. In: The Routledge Handbook of Sociocultural Theory and Second Language Development. Routledge. 391- 408. 9781138651555

Gánem-Gutiérrez, GA., (2014). Chapter 8. The third dimension. In: Technology-mediated TBLT. John Benjamins Publishing Company. 213- 238. 9789027207289

(2013). Contemporary Approaches to Second Language Acquisition. In: Contemporary Approaches to Second Language Acquisition. John Benjamins Publishing Company. 129- 152. 9789027205285

Gánem-Gutiérrez, GA. and Nogués Meléndez, C., (2013). Mediating the Development of L2 Oral Performance through Dynamic Assessment: Focusing on the Metalinguistic Dimension. In: The Metalinguistic Dimension in Instructed Second Language Learning. Bloomsbury. 195- 219. 9781441160898

Gánem-Gutiérrez, GA. and Meléndez, CM., (2013). Metalinguistic Awareness and Dynamic Assessment as Mediational Tools for the Development of L2 Oral Proficiency.. In: The Metalinguistic Dimension in Instructed Second Language Learning. Editors: Roehr, K. and Gánem-Gutiérrez, GA., . Bloomsbury. 195- 219. 9781441160898

Gánem-Gutiérrez, GA., (2013). Sociocultural Theory and Second Language Development. In: Contemporary Approaches to Second Language Acquisition. Editors: Garc�a Mayo, MDP., Gutierrez-Mangado, MJ. and Martinez Adrian, M., . John Benjamins. 129- 152. 9789027205254

Roehr, K. and Ganem Gutierrez, GA., (2013). Introduction. In: The Metalinguistic Dimension in Instructed Second Language Learning. Editors: Roehr, K. and Ganem Gutierrez, GA., . Bloomsbury Academic. 9781441160898

Gardner, M., Gánem-Gutiérrez, A., Scott, J., Horan, B. and Callaghan, V., (2011). Immersive Education Spaces using Open Wonderland From Pedagogy through to Practice. In: Multi-User Virtual Environments for the Classroom. IGI Global. 190- 205. 9781609605452

Roehr, K. and Gánem-Gutiérrez, GA., (2009). Metalinguistic knowledge: A stepping stone towards L2 proficiency?. In: Issues in Second Language Proficiency. Editors: Benati, AG., . Continuum. 79- 94. 9780826435156

Thesis dissertation (1)

Gánem Gutiérrez, GA., The Processes of Collaborative Activity in Computer-Mediated Tasks: In Search of Microgenesis

Contact

aganem@essex.ac.uk

Location:

Colchester Campus

Academic support hours:

Autumn Term: Thursdays 15.00 - 17.00 hrs