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Dr Nasser Jabbari

Lecturer
Department of Language and Linguistics
Dr Nasser Jabbari

Profile

Biography

I received my PhD at Texas A&M University (USA) in Curriculum and Instruction, focusing on technology-enhanced second language learning and teaching. It is more than ten years that I have been teaching in higher education across three different countries: the United States, the United Kingdom, and Iran. I have taught several undergraduate and postgraduate modules including, but not limited to, Second Language Teaching Methods, Second Language Learning Principles, Language Testing Principles, English Language Phonetics and Phonology, English for Academic and Specific Purposes, and the Use of Information and Communication Technology in Second Language Learning and Teaching. I have also supervised several undergraduate and postgraduate dissertations with various topics in TESOL and Applied Linguistics. My research interest lies at the interface between second language learning and teaching and digital technologies including different types of online social media, i.e., blogs, wikis, social networking sites (e.g., Facebook), content communities (e.g., YouTube), virtual social worlds (e.g., Second Life), and virtual game worlds (e.g., massively multiplayer online games). My research interests also include investigating sociolinguistic, psycholinguistic, and sociocultural aspects of second language learning and teaching in both naturalistic and instructional settings. My current research project focuses on second language development through playing commercial off-the-shelf (COTS) massively multiplayer online role-playing games (MMORPGs).

Qualifications

  • PhD (Curriculum and Instruction, TESOL) Texas A&M University,

  • MA (TESOL and Applied Linguistics) Iran University of Science and Technology,

  • BA (English Language and Literature) University of Tabriz,

Research and professional activities

Research interests

Computer Mediated Communication (CMC)

Open to supervise

Computer Assisted Language Learning (CALL)

Open to supervise

Mobile Assisted Language Learning (MALL)

Open to supervise

Robot Assisted Language Learning (RALL)

Open to supervise

Second/Foreign Language Acquisition/learning

Open to supervise

Digital Game-based Language Learning (DGBLL)

Open to supervise

Second Language Learning/Teaching/Assessment in Virtual and Augmented Reality Contexts

Open to supervise

Teaching and supervision

Current teaching responsibilities

  • Language Testing and Assessment (LG504)

  • Teaching Practice I (LG521)

  • Teaching Practice II (LG655)

  • Theory and Practice in English Language Teaching (LG667)

Publications

Journal articles (2)

Jabbari, N. and Eslami, Z., (2019). Second language learning in the context of massively multiplayer online games: A scoping review. ReCALL. 31 (01), 92-113

Eslami, ZR., Jabbari, N. and Kuo, L-J., (2015). Compliment Response Behaviour on Facebook: A Study with Iranian Facebook Users. International Review of Pragmatics. 7 (2), 244-277

Book chapters (3)

Jabbari, N., Boriack, AW., Barohona, E., Padrón, YN. and Waxman, HC., Social Networking. In: The TESOL Encyclopedia of English Language Teaching. Editors: Liontas, JI., DelliCarpini, M. and Abrar-ul-Hassan, S., . John Wiley & Sons, Inc.. 1- 7. 9781118784228

Jabbari, N., (2021). Second language development in the context of massively multiplayer online games: Theoretical perspectives. In: Digital Games and Language Learning: Theory, Development and Implementation (Advances in Digital Language Learning and Teaching). Editors: Peterson, M., Yamazaki, K. and Thomas, M., . Bloomsbury Academic. 1350133000. 978-1350133006

Eslami, Z., Jabbari, N. and Kuo, L-J., (2019). Online compliments of Iranian Facebook users. In: From Speech Acts to Lay Understandings of Politeness: Multilingual and Multicultural Perspectives. Editors: Ogiermann, E. and Blitvich, PG-C., . Cambridge University Press. 68- 92. 9781316648032

Conferences (10)

Jabbari, N., Sandoval, S. and Waxman, HC., A Meta-Synthesis of Research Using Multiuser Virtual Environments (ie, Second Life) in Teacher Education

Jabbari, N., Boriack, AW., Barahona, E., Padrón, YN. and Waxman, HC., The Benefits of Using Social Media Environments with English Language Learners

Ribeiro, AR., Eslami, ZE. and Jabbari, N., Second language interactions in face-to-face and computer-mediated communication contexts (Educational Technology and Language Learning)

Jabbari, N. and Eslami, Z., MMORPG-mediated negotiated interactions: A study of NS-NNS and NNS-NNS conversations.

Jabbari, N., Complimenting behavior of Iranian users of Facebook

Fleming, KJ., Etchells, MJ., Sonnenburg, SL., Jabbari, N. and Waxman, HC., A Content Analysis of Current Topics and Issues in Teacher Education

Sonnenburg, SL., Whifield, JG., Jabbari, N., Lyons, LC. and Waxman, HC., A Meta-Analysis of the Effects of Teacher Education Components on Student Outcomes

Eslami, ZR. and Jabbari, N., Complimenting on Facebook: Iranian versus American Facebook users

Eslami, ZR. and Jabbari, N., Exaggerated Online Compliments: Iranian Facebook Users

Jabbari, N. and Eslami, ZR., Compliments on Facebook: American and Iranian users

Contact

n.jabbari@essex.ac.uk

Location:

Colchester Campus

Academic support hours:

Wednesdays 9:00 - 11:00