Sian Etherington

Sian Etherington
University of Salford · Centre for Linguistics and Applied Linguistics

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Publications (13)
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Global webinar that explored DEVELOPING DIGITALLY CAPABLE GRADUATES
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The current study aimed at investigating the motivation of Polish EFL teachers working in state secondary schools in Poland. In order to collect research data, a mixed-methods approach involving the use of quantitative and qualitative research instruments was employed. Overall, thirty-seven Polish state secondary school EFL teachers completed a clo...
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Teaching is an emotional business. Although negative emotions have been extensively studied, issues of teacher well-being and positive emotions are under-researched. Consequently, this study investigates teacher perspectives on their working lives, using positive psychology, exploratory practice and ‘sticky objects’ (objects that attract and retain...
Conference Paper
This interactive workshop aims to create a space for discussion of shared experiences in the development of institution wide educational research communities of practice, which inspire and support innovative teaching and learning practice.
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There has been a growing interest in SLA in studying second language (L2) writing development and change from a complex perspective, taking into consideration the full combination of learning processes, learners and contexts of learning. Thus, the research reported here applies a Dynamic Systems Theory (DST) approach to investigate L2 writers’ sens...
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Motivation plays a significant role in the L2 learning process, leading many researchers to investigate strategies which can generate and maintain students' motivation in English as a foreign language (EFL) classrooms. However, little research has investigated the perceptions of both EFL teachers and students in the same context. This paper reports...
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This presentation introduced the Positive Psychology movement and its application within Second Language Learning and Teaching (SLLT), and proposed questions which teachers could explore within their own practice.
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poster presentation given at Research Special Interest group Pre-conference event at IATEFL 2015
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This paper reports a longitudinal case study of a Japanese learner (Ken) at a UK university as he progresses from pre-sessional EAP class to Masters programme and into PhD study. The case study is built from a series of interviews which took place over this four year period and a smaller collection of Ken’s diary entries. The paper focuses on the c...
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Grammar teaching has been and continues to be an area of some controversy and debate have led to the emergence of a new classroom option for language teachers: that of Focus on Form (as opposed to Focus on Meaning or Focus on FormS). Against this background of ‘interesting times’ for grammar teaching, this paper reports research into teachers' atti...
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The number and proportion of international students in Higher Education in the UK has increased significantly in the last forty years, rising from 8% of student population in 1962-63 to 13% (300,000) in 2003-04 (DfES, 2003:11; UKCOSA, 2005). As institutional and government policies take effect these figures look set to grow further in future years....
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This project aims to develop an improved tool for the testing of academic writing skills of international students for use within the School of Languages English for academic Purposes programmes and beyond. At present, a lack of harmonisation of testing procedures on non-credit-bearing programmes within the School means that test results are diffic...
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This paper reports on a small scale action research project concerning subject lecturers' and English for Academic Purposes (EAP) learners' understandings and experiences of writing in a UK university setting and considers how this can usefully inform the testing (and teaching) of academic writing on pre-sessional EAP programmes. The research used...

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