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Dr Erhan Aslan

Dr Erhan Aslan
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Lecturer in TESOL/Applied Linguistics



Director of BA Programme in English Language and Linguistics

Departmental Director of Teaching and Learning  (UG)

    Erhan teaches the following modules:


  • LS3IC: Intercultural Communication


  • LSMNT/R: New Technologies in Language Learning and Teaching 
  • LSMIC: Intercultural Communication (on-campus)
  • LSMDSP: Spoken Language (distance)
  • LSMDIN: Intercultural Communication (distance)

Erhan currently supervises 5 PhD students.

Areas of Interest

Erhan's main research and teaching areas of expertise are second language learning, teaching, and use as well as computer-mediated communication in social and educational Web 2.0 environments.

Recently, Erhan has been studying the language of internet memes, particularly how these particular multimodal digital texts are derived from viral media events and the particular cultural, humorous, political or ideological meanings internet users construct and convey through them.

In addition, Erhan has published research on individual differences in second language learning, particularly beliefs about language learning and foreign language anxiety, language teacher cognition and identities as well as issues related to pragmatics and cultural issues in language learning and teaching. He is currently working on a British Academy funded project (Newton Fund) focusing on research and training in intercultural communication in foreign language teacher education.

Before joining the University of Reading, Erhan taught English as a second/foreign language for several years both in Turkey and the United States. He was the proud recipient of the widely recognized and prestigious Fulbright Grant as well as the TESOL International Organization's Research Mini-Grant.

Erhan is happy to consider supervising research on language learning/teaching and technology, digital discourse and communication, L2 pragmatics, and intercultural communication.

Research groups / Centres

Centre for Literacy and Multilingualism

Memberships on Advisory and Reviewing Boards

Discourse and Interaction



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PhD in Second Language Acquisition and Instructional Technology (University of South Florida, USA)

MA in Applied Linguistics and Second Language Studies (Texas Tech University, USA)

BA in English Linguistics (Hacettepe University, Turkey)

Fellow of the Higher Education Academy (FHEA)


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