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Publications and Presentations

Publications:

Bonn, Suzanne:

Bonn, S. (2013). Applying for a professional job–The cover letter. In D. Mussman (Ed.), New ways in teaching writing, revised. Alexandria, VA: TESOL International Association. 255-258.

Bonn, S. (2013). Applying for a professional job–The resume. In D. Mussman (Ed.), New ways in teaching writing, revised. Alexandria, VA: TESOL International Association. 259-263.

Bonn, S. (2012). From reading circles to culture circles: Meeting curricular and departmental goals. Academia: Journal of the Nanzan Academic Society, Literature and Language 92, 175-184.

Bonn, S. (2012). Prediction practice through internet news headlines. In R. R. Day (Ed.), New ways in teaching reading, revised. Alexandria, VA: TESOL International Association, 91-.93

Bonn, S. (2011). The reflective portfolio. OnCUE Journal 5 (2/3), 34-48.

Quasha, S., & Bonn, S. (Eds.). (2011). Portfolios [Special issue]. OnCUE Journal 5 (2/3).

Bonn, S. (2011). Reflective portfolios in the EFL classroom: Rationale and implementation. Academia: Journal of the Nanzan Academic Society, Literature and Language 90, 121-140.

Boon, Andrew:

Boon, A. & Beck, D. 2013. Facebook groups. Modern English Teacher 22 (4): 35-41.

Boon, A. 2013. Bartender: How would a bartender create a safe, social, and supportive classroom environment? In C. Stillwell (Ed.), Language teaching insights from other fields: Sports, arts, design, and more. (pp. 11-21). Alexandria, Virginia: TESOL Inc.

Boon, A. 2013. Identifying moves in an IMCD session. Bulletin of Toyo Gakuen University 21: 219-235.

Boon, A. (2012). Here we are, now motivate us. Modern English Teacher 21 (1), 56-61.

Boon, A. (2011). The reflective teacher: Towards self-actualization. The Language Teacher 35 (4), 27-30.

Boon, A. (2011). Developing Instant Messenger Cooperative Development. Bulletin of Toyo Gakuen University 19, 109-120.

Boon, A. & Woods, C. (2011). Setting up an internship program at a Japanese university: Part Two. Modern English Teacher 20 (2), 49-55.

Boon. A. (2011). Negotiated syllabuses: Do you want to? In I.S.P. Nation and J. Macalister (Eds.), Case studies in language curriculum design. New York: Routledge, 166-177.

Boon, A. & Woods, C. (2011). Setting up an internship program at a Japanese university: Part One. Modern English Teacher 20 (1), 54-58

Grandon, Marcus:

Grandon, M. (2013). Design choices and issues in Likert-item questionnaires. Studies in International Relations. 33(2), 55-59.

Grandon, M. (2012). Interviewing EFL teachers. Studies in International Relations, 32(2), 69-75.

Siegel, Joseph:

Siegel, J. (2012). Second language learners' perceptions of listening strategy instruction. Innovation in language learning and teaching. DOI:10.1080/17501229.2011.653110.

Siegel, J. (2011). Learner development through listening strategy training. In K. Irie & A. Stewart (Eds.), Realizing autonomy: Practice and reflection in language education contexts. Basingstoke, UK: Palgrave Macmillan, 78-93.

Siegel, J. (2011). Thoughts on L2 listening pedagogy. ELT Journal, 65 (3), 318-321.

Siegel, J. (2011). A review of Teaching Second Language Listening. JALT Journal, 32 (2), 213-215.

Wielander, Elisabeth:

Wielander, E. (2013). CLIL Project 3: European Geography (introducing Austria and Switzerland). In: Watts, C. / Forder, C. (eds). Living Languages. An Integrated Approach to Teaching Foreign Languages in Secondary Schools. London / New York: Routledge, 228-233.

Barkowski, H. / Krumm, H.J. (Hrsg.) (2010). Fachlexikon Deutsch als Fremd- und Zweitsprache. (UTB 8422). Tübingen: A. Francke. Reviewed in "Für Sie gelesen", Info-DAF 38 (2/3), April/Juni 2011, 147-149. Available at: http://www.iudicium.de/InfoDaF/downloads/InfoDaF_2011_Heft_2-3.pdf#page=27&view=Fit

Butzkamm, W. / Caldwell, J.A.W. (2009).The Bilingual Reform. A Paradigm Shift in Foreign Language Teaching. (narr studienbücher). Tübingen: Narr. Reviewed in "Für Sie gelesen", Info-DAF 38 (2/3), April/Juni 2011, 181-183. Available at: http://www.iudicium.de/InfoDaF/downloads/InfoDaF_2011_Heft_2-3.pdf#page=27&view=Fit

Wielander, E. (2009). ILT-Independent Listening Task: Hör-Sehverstehen im Selbststudium. ÖDaF-Mitteilungen 25 (1), 59-61

Zhang, Qiaochao:

Zhang, Q. (2012). ‘Investigation on Chinese Simultaneity’. In: Huang, Dian and Minjie, Xing, (eds.). Innovations in Teaching and Learning Chinese as a Foreign Language: Applied Chinese Language Studies III. London: Sinolingua, 239-247.

 

 

Conference papers and seminars:

Bonn, Suzanne:

''The Placement of Teacher Personal Narratives in EFL Lessons''. Aston Graduate Student Showcase, JALT 2013, Japan, October 26, 2013.

"A Story to Tell: Teacher Personal Narrative Use in Japanese Universities". Aston Graduate Student Showcase, JALT 2012, Japan, October 13, 2012.

"Teacher Personal Narrative Use in the EFL Classroom: A Brief Outline". Interdisciplinary Postgraduate Conference, Aston University, UK, June 28, 2012

“From Reading Circles to Culture Circles”. Invited Speaker, JALT Ibaraki, Japan, December 11, 2011.

“Professional Teaching Portfolios”. Invited Speaker, JALT Nagoya, Japan, September 25, 2011.

“Culture Circle: Creative Jump from Reading Circle”. JALT 2010, Nagoya, Japan, November 19-22, 2010.

Boon, Andrew:

“Negotiated syllabuses: Do you want to?”. JALT Osaka, Japan, April 7, 2012.

“The illusion of synonyms”. JALT Nagasaki, Japan, December 10, 2011.

“Setting up an extensive reading course”. JALT Nagasaki, Japan, December 10, 2011.

“Here we are now, motivate us”. JALT, Fukuoka, Japan, November 27, 2011.

“The reflective learner: Towards self-actualization”. Featured Speaker, JALT International Conference, Tokyo, Japan, November 21, 2011.

“The reflective teacher: Towards self-actualization”. Featured Speaker, JALT International Conference, Tokyo, Japan, November 19, 2011.

“Instant Messenger Cooperative Development: Journeys of discovery”. JALT Toyohashi, Japan, November 12, 2011.

“Voices in the crowd: Strategies for teaching large classes”. Tokyo ELT Expo, Japan, October 1, 2011

"Ain't no mountain high enough, is there?". JALT CUE Conference, Tokyo, Japan, July 2, 2011.

"Discovering fluent thinking via IMCD". JALT Pan-SIG Conference, Shinshu, Japan, May 21, 2011.

"Helping students discover the news". TESOL Annual Convention, New Orleans, USA, March 17, 2011.

"Motivation, motivation, motivation". Pearson Kirihara Spring Teachers' Conference, Tokyo, Japan, February 27, 2011.

"Instant Messenger Cooperative Development: Journeys of discovery". Aston University English Research Seminar Series, Birmingham, UK, February 15, 2011.

Grandon, Marcus:

"Student beliefs toward a cross-cultural analysis of manga in a CLIL course". ISHCC Domestic Conference, Atami, Japan. April 27, 2013

"The Effect of Video-based Lessons on the Oral Proficiency of Japanese EFL Students". Interdisciplinary Postgraduate Conference, Aston University, UK, June 28, 2012.

"Digital Video Day Videos in the EFL Classroom and Their Effect on Speaking". JALT 2011, Tokyo, Japan. November 20, 2011.

"Innovative Use of Video for EFL Speaking Activities". ISHCC  (International Society for Harmony and Combination of Cultures) 17th Domestic Conference, Atami, Japan.  November 13, 2011.

"Multimedia in EFL Textbooks". JALT 2010, Nagoya, Japan. November 20, 2010.

Siegel, Joseph:

"Process-based listening instruction". JALT 2012 International Conference, Hamamatsu Japan 14 Oct 2012.

"Advancing L2 listening pedagogy: Process-based listening instruction". British Association for Applied Linguistics Conference, Southampton, UK 7 Sept 2012.

“Listening strategy training: A preliminary report”. JALT 2011 National Conference, Tokyo, Japan 20 November 2011.

“Refashioning L2 listening pedagogy”. JACET International Conference, Fukuoka, Japan 31 August 2011.

“Listening pedagogy: New directions”. Asia TEFL 2011 Conference, Seoul, Korea 29 July 2011.

“Listening strategy use beyond the classroom: Evidence of transfer”. AAAL 2011 Conference, Chicago, USA 27 March 2011.

“Creativity and collaboration in curriculum design” (forum). JALT 2010 National Conference, Nagoya, Japan 27 November 2010.

Wielander, Elisabeth

'CLIL in UK Higher Education: Converging with and diverging from European models'. ICLHE 2013 conference, University of Maastricht, Netherlands, 11-13 April, 2013.

Integrating content and modern foreign language learning in British higher education: The example of German’. English Language research seminar series, Aston University, 20 February, 2013.

‘Integrating Content and Language: An alternative approach to undergraduate language teaching and learning’. LLAS conference Language Futures: Languages in Higher Education, University of Edinburgh, 5-6 July, 2012.

‘Transition to Higher Education: support materials for KS5 and undergraduate students’ (with Angela Morris). Transitions in Languages conference, Aston University, 3 July, 2012.

‘Integrating Content and Language in UK Higher Education’. 1st Interdisciplinary Postgraduate Conference, Aston University, Birmingham, 28 June, 2012.

'CLIL in UK Higher Education: A case study in German'. 2nd International Conference on Bilingual Teaching in Educational Institutions at the Rey Juan Carlos University of Madrid, Spain, 20-22 October, 2011.

'CLIL in UK Higher Education'. LTS PhD Colloquium, Aston University, May 2011.

'LSS Teaching Fellow Film Project: Using visual media in teaching' (with Dr Claudia Gremler). CLIPP Best Practice Day (Centre for Learning, Innovation and Professional Practice), Aston University, June 2010.

Zhang, Qiaochao:

‘Developing a Pedagogical Framework for teaching the Chinese aspect marking system – a comparative study of translation and communication approaches’. Eurosla PhD workshop, Poznan, September 2012

Simultaneity in L2 Chinese - Insights into English-speaking adult learners’ learning’. Chronos 10, UK, April 2011

 Boon, Andrew:

“Instant Messenger Cooperative Development: Journeys of discovery”, KOTESOL International Conference, Seoul, Korea, October 15, 2011.

“Instant Messenger Cooperative Development: Developing research directions”, Asia TEFL Conference, Seoul, Korea, July 28, 2011

“Learner support and discovery in virtual non-judgmental environments”, TESOL Annual Convention, New Orleans, USA, March 16, 2011.

Wielander, Elisabeth:

Participation in Aston University Postgraduate Poster Competition, July 2012

Winner of PhD student poster competition, School of Languages and Social Sciences, Aston University, April 2012

Poster presentation on current PhD project at "Celebrating Aston Research" poster event, Aston University, March 2011

Participation in Aston University Postgraduate Poster Competition, March 2011

 

 

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Zhang, Qiaochao:

 ‘Developing a Pedagogical Framework for teaching the Chinese aspect marking system – a comparative study of translation and communication approaches’, Warwick postgraduate conference, July 2012

October 2013: Aston PhD student Suzanne Bonn has been awarded two research grants by the Japanese Association of Language Teachers (JALT). The first, for 40,000 yen is a research grant from the JALT College and University Educators Special Interest Group, and the second, for 100,000 yen, is a national JALT grant. The latter will be awarded publicly at the JALT international conference in a few weeks time and Suzanne will then give a paper on her research at JALT 2015.Suzanne’s research, supervised by Dr Sue Garton, looks at teachers’ use of personal narratives in the language classroom.

October 2012: Aston PhD student Elisabeth Wielander was awarded a small grant from the Higher Education Academy to organise a one-day workshop titled "Something to talk about: Integrating Content and Language Study in Higher Education" as part of the HEA Discipline Workshop and Seminar series. The event was held in June 2013, a report and the workshop materials are available here.

September 2011: Aston PhD student Elisabeth Wielander was awarded a two-year fully-funded studentship in the Centre for Language Education Research at Aston. Elisabeth's research project investigates Content and Language Integrated Learning in German undergraduate programmes in the UK.

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