I am a full-time doctoral research student in the Faculty of Education and Language Studies. My study, funded by the Leverhulme Trust, is preliminarily entitled: Investigating the pedagogical value of social networking sites on language teaching and learning. It aims to explore whether social networking sites can be used to support informal language learning in the Indonesian context, and if so, how. Combining the ubiquity of social media with language education has the potential to provide unprecedented opportunity to reach a more diversified group of learners, especially those currently restricted by financial, geographical or other constraints.
My MA dissertation at the University of Leicester was entitled: Peer review in Vietnamese classrooms: Assessing learners’ perceptions and the use of peer feedback in their revisions. The study was inspired by my observation of how some learners in my class viewed peer feedback negatively as opposed to teachers’ feedback. This has subsequently sparked my interest in collaborative language learning amongst non-native speakers, which will be further explored in my doctoral research.
I am always intrigued to learn more about languages, education, technology, and collaborative learning.
General English, English for Academic Purposes, Discourse Analysis, Pragmatics
I am comfortable working with learners from different age groups, backgrounds and proficiency levels. I have ten years' experience in teaching General English and English for Academic Purposes at various schools, language centres and universities: