2011 Program

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Research priorities

The topics for research in the 2011 program fell within a broad range of areas of concern to ELICOS teachers and academic managers:

  • Monitoring and assessing student progress, achievement and proficiency
  • Teaching ESP
  • Teaching General English
  • Teaching pronunciation
  • Teaching academic literacy/EAP
  • Student motivation

Participants and projects

The following people were selected by the program Reference Group as participants in the program. The research topics are as follows:

Megan Baker

Navitas City Centre, NSW

Using blogs to develop student writing

Brendan Brown

Milner International College of English, WA

Raising student awareness of pronunciation

Brigette Fyfe & Christine Vella

UNSW Institute of Languages, NSW

Using assessment rubric as an explicit teaching tool

John Gardiner

CET, The University of Sydney, NSW

Teaching grammar explicitly or implicitly (EAP)

Sara Kablaoui & Amal Khabbaz

RMIT Training, Vic

Developing reading skills of Arabic-speaking learners

Adi Rotem

UNSW Institute of Languages, NSW

Engaging students in independent learning

2011 AR Program participants at Conference Dinner

(L - R) David Matthews (Chair of English Australia), Sue Blundell (English Australia Executive Director), Katherine Brandon (English Australia Professional Support and Development Officer), Professor Anne Burns (UNSW). John Gardiner, Amal Khabbaz, Brendan Brown, Adi Rotem, Megan Baker, Sara Kablaoui, Brigette Fyfe, Christine Vella, Dr Nick Saville (Cambridge English Language Assessment)

Research outcomes

Outcomes of the 2011 projects are summarised briefly here.

Click here for full research reports in Issue 48 of Cambridge English Language Assessment Research Notes, published June 2012.