Programme Director Pre-sessional, year-round programme.
In my role at ISLI I oversee the year-round Pre-sessional Programme, which involves development of the syllabus, working with co-ordinators and tutors to deliver an effective programme, and ensuring students needs are met in preparing them to embark on their academic programmes, mainly post-graduate academic programmes.
Areas of interestMy particular areas of interest are Intercultural Competence, Extended Writing, Assessment of speaking, and Learner Autonomy.
Extended writing and Research skills.
Listening and Speaking.
Intercultural competency - student and staff development, materials development.
Assessment of speaking, and development of fluency in speaking.
MA TEFL ()
RSA Diploma in TEFL (International House)
Diploma in Higher Education ( )
BALEAP PIM November 2017 on Intercultural Communication University of Nottingham.
- Tavakoli, P. , Campbell, C. , McCormack, J. (2016) Development of speech fluency over a short period of time: effects of pedagogic intervention. TESOL Quarterly , 50 (2). pp. 447-471. ISSN: 1545-7249 | doi: https://dx.doi.org/10.1002/tesq.244