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Dr. Freda Mishan

Ph.D.,BA.,

Biography

Freda Mishan is course director of the Structured PhD TESOL at the University of Limerick, Ireland. Her publications and research are mainly in the fields of blended learning and materials development with a particular focus on the impact of technology on language learning materials development. Publications include Materials Development for TESOL (2015, co-authored with Ivor Timmis ) Designing Authenticity into Language Learning Materials (2005), three co-edited books and chapters in recent volumes such as Developing Materials for Language Teaching and The Cambridge Guide to Blended Learning for Language Teaching. Forthcoming publications include an edited book (forthcoming 2019) ESOL provision in Ireland and the UK: Challenges and Opportunities, Oxford: Peter Lang. and a chapter in J. Norton and H. Buchanan (eds) The Routledge Handbook of Materials Development for Language Teaching entitled 'Language learning materials in the digital era'. She is also editor of the Materials Development Association (MATSDA) journal, Folio. Her other research interests and publications include Problem-based learning.

Research Interests

                       Materials development. Blended learning. Digital learning. Problem-based learning.                      

Professional Activities

Committee

  • 2014 ELT Journal peer review panel,                       
    ELT Journal is a quarterly publication for all those involved in English Language Teaching (ELT), whether as a second, additional, or foreign language, or as an international Lingua Franca. The journal links the everyday concerns of practitioners with insights gained from relevant academic disciplines such as applied linguistics, education, psychology, and sociology.

Employment

  • 2005 University of Limerick - Junior Lecturer
  • 2004 University of Limerick - ELT lecturer (Grade: Teaching Assistant)
  • 1992 University of Limerick - ELT teacher & teacher trainer
  • 1990 University of Limerick - Assistant co-ordinator (part-time)
  • 1986 University of the Negev - EAP/ESP lecturer
  • 1984 Language Studies Ltd - Manager/Director of studies
  • 1982 Advanced Language Systems - Business English teacher
  • 1979 Inlingua School of Languages - EFL teacher

Award

  • 2002 - EUROCALL Research Award, joint runner up
  • 2001 - IRCHSS Post-doctoral scholarship

Education

  • 2000 University of Limerick - Ph.D.
  • 1993 University of Surrey - M.A. TESOL/Linguistics

Consultancy

  • Leeds Metropolitan (Beckett) University - External Examiner on MA in ELT Materials Development, Leeds Metropolitan (Beckett University

Language

  • Italian
  • French
  • Hebrew

Association

  • Editor, MATSDA journal 'Folio'. MATSDA committee member, MATSDA (Materials Development Association)

Publications

Book

2015

Materials Development for TESOL
Mishan, F and Timmis, I

2015

Materials development for TESOL
Mishan F.;Timmis I.
Materials Development for TESOL

2004

Designing authenticity into language learning materials
Mishan F.
Designing Authenticity into Language Learning Materials

Book Chapter

2019

Freda Mishan: Developing Expertise Through Experience
Freda Mishan
Developing Expertise Through Experience

2019

Language learning materials in the digital era
Freda Mishan
The Routledge Handbook of Materials Development for Language Teaching.

2017

Authenticity 2.0: Reconceptualising authenticity in the digital era
Maley, A. and Tomlinson, B
Authenticity in materials development for language learning

2016

Comprehensibility and cognitive challenge in language learning materials
Freda Mishan
Second Language Acquisition Research and Materials Development for Language Learning

2016

Re-conceptualising materials for the blended language learning environment
Mishan, F
The Cambridge Guide to Blended Learning for Language Teaching

2014

Demystifying Blended Learning
Mishan, F
Developing Materials for Language Teaching

2012

Modes of Delivery
Freda Mishan
Applied Linguistics and Materials Development

2012

Studies of Pedagogy
Freda Mishan
Applied Linguistics and Materials Development

2010

Designing authentic tasks in the digital era
Freda Mishan
Perspectives on Language Learning Materials Development

2010

Withstanding washback: Thinking outside the box in materials development
Freda Mishan
Research for Materials Development in Language Learning

2008

Genesis of an organic, universal, online coursebook (OUO)
Mishan, F
Readings on ELT Materials III.

2008

Materials Used in Western Europe
Mishan, F; Prodromou, L
Materials in Use A Critical Review of English Language Learning Materials

2007

Chat: `an emergent language variety' - but how useful for language learning?
Mishan, F
New Learning Environments for Language Learning, KFU series, Volume 28

2004

A Task-based Approach to Web Authoring for Learning Languages
Mishan, F
ICT and Language Learning: Integrating Pedagogy and Practice

1996

Subject-Language Integration in LSP Course Design
Mishan, F
Issues in Languages for Specific Purposes: Theoretical approaches and practical applications.

Conclusion: ESOL provision in Ireland and the UK: Challenges and Opportunities
Freda Mishan
ESOL provision in Ireland and the UK: Challenges and Opportunities

Introduction to ESOL provision in Ireland and the UK: Challenges and Opportunities,.
Freda Mishan
ESOL provision in Ireland and the UK: Challenges and Opportunities,.

Conference Contribution

2013

MATSDA workshop
Freda Mishan

2012

IRAAL guest lecture
Freda Mishan

2012
2012

MATSDA conference
Freda Mishan

2011

Facilitate Conference
Freda Mishan

2008

IVACS Conference
Freda Mishan

2008

MATSDA Conference 2008
Freda Mishan

Conference Publication

2007
2007
2004

EUROCALL conference
Freda Mishan

2003

EUROCALL CONFERENCE
Freda Mishan

2003

EUROCALL CONFERENCE
Freda Mishan

2002

IVACS conference
Freda Mishan

2002

IRAAL/CTF
Freda Mishan

2002

Oilte Conference
Freda Mishan

1997

IMWATC
Hall, T. and Mishan, F.

Edited Book

Other Journal

1998

Integration af fag og sprog
Mishan, F; Graham, C
Sprogforum

1997

Tense Buster Elementary, Courseware (CD ROM)
Mishan, F; Stokes, A
Publisher: Clarity Language Consultants Ltd, Hong Kong.

1997

Tense Buster Advanced. (Courseware: CD ROM)
Mishan, F
Publisher: Clarity Language Consultants Ltd, Hong Kong.

Other Publication

1991

Shannon Region Aerospace Sector Manpower Survey
Hall, T; Naidoo, V; Mishan, F

Peer Reviewed Journal