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Dr. Freda Mishan

Biography

Freda Mishan is a University of Limerick Emeritus Lecturer. Her publications and research are mainly in the area of language learning materials development, including the impact of technology on materials development, blended learning and intercultural language learning materials. Publications include Materials Development for TESOL (2015, co-authored with Ivor Timmis) Designing Authenticity into Language Learning Materials (2005), four 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 a co-written book (with Tamas Kiss) Developing Intercultural Language Learning Materials: From principle to practice within the series Routledge Research and Resources in Language Teaching, an article The Global ELT coursebook: A case of Cinderella's slipper? published in the journal Language Teaching, 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.

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

Books

2022

Developing Intercultural Language Learning Materials: From Principle to Practice
Mishan F. and Kiss, T.
(2022) Developing Intercultural Language Learning Materials: From Principle to Practice
Hadfield, J. and Burns, A.(Ed.) London : Routledge

2015

Materials development for TESOL
Mishan F.;Timmis I.
(2015) Materials development for TESOL
In Materials Development for TESOL; pp. 1-218

2015

Materials Development for TESOL
Mishan, F and Timmis, I
(2015) Materials Development for TESOL
Fiona Farr and Joan Cutting(Ed.) Edinburgh, Scotland : Edinburgh University Press

2005

Designing Authenticity into Language Learning Materials
Mishan, F
(2005) Designing Authenticity into Language Learning Materials
May Yao(Ed.) UK : Intellect books UK

2004

Designing authenticity into language learning materials
Mishan F.
(2004) Designing authenticity into language learning materials
In Designing Authenticity into Language Learning Materials; pp. 1-330

Book Chapters

2022

Inter-Cultural Language Education
Freda Mishan
(2022) Inter-Cultural Language Education
In Developing Materials for Language Teaching 3rd Edition; Tomlinson, B.(Ed.) London : Bloomsbury

2019

Freda Mishan: Developing Expertise Through Experience
Freda Mishan
(2019) Freda Mishan: Developing Expertise Through Experience
In Developing Expertise Through Experience; Maley, Alan(Ed.) London: UK : The British Council

2019

Language learning materials in the digital era
Freda Mishan
(2019) Language learning materials in the digital era
In The Routledge Handbook of Materials Development for Language Teaching. ; J. Norton and H. Buchanan(Ed.) Abingdon, UK : Routledge

2017

Authenticity 2.0: Reconceptualising authenticity in the digital era
Maley, A. and Tomlinson, B
(2017) Authenticity 2.0: Reconceptualising authenticity in the digital era
In Authenticity in materials development for language learning; Cambridge : Cambridge Scholars
[ULIR]

2016

Comprehensibility and cognitive challenge in language learning materials
Freda Mishan
(2016) Comprehensibility and cognitive challenge in language learning materials
In Second Language Acquisition Research and Materials Development for Language Learning; London : Taylor and Francis

2016

Re-conceptualising materials for the blended language learning environment
Mishan, F
(2016) Re-conceptualising materials for the blended language learning environment
In The Cambridge Guide to Blended Learning for Language Teaching; Cambridge UH : Cambridge University Press

2014

Demystifying Blended Learning
Mishan, F
(2014) Demystifying Blended Learning
In Developing Materials for Language Teaching; London : Bloomsbury Academic

2012

Modes of Delivery
Freda Mishan
(2012) Modes of Delivery
In Applied Linguistics and Materials Development; London : Continuum

2012

Studies of Pedagogy
Freda Mishan
(2012) Studies of Pedagogy
In Applied Linguistics and Materials Development; London : Continuum

2010

Withstanding washback: Thinking outside the box in materials development
Freda Mishan
(2010) Withstanding washback: Thinking outside the box in materials development
In Research for Materials Development in Language Learning; London : Continuum

2010

Designing authentic tasks in the digital era
Freda Mishan
(2010) Designing authentic tasks in the digital era
In Perspectives on Language Learning Materials Development; London : Peter Lang

2008

Materials Used in Western Europe
Mishan, F; Prodromou, L
(2008) Materials Used in Western Europe
In Materials in Use A Critical Review of English Language Learning Materials ;

2008

Genesis of an organic, universal, online coursebook (OUO)
Mishan, F
(2008) Genesis of an organic, universal, online coursebook (OUO)
In Readings on ELT Materials III.;

2007

Chat: `an emergent language variety' - but how useful for language learning?
Mishan, F
(2007) Chat: `an emergent language variety' - but how useful for language learning?
In New Learning Environments for Language Learning, KFU series, Volume 28; KFU series, Bremen pp. 189-204

2004

A Task-based Approach to Web Authoring for Learning Languages
Mishan, F
(2004) A Task-based Approach to Web Authoring for Learning Languages
In ICT and Language Learning: Integrating Pedagogy and Practice; pp. 121-144

1996

Subject-Language Integration in LSP Course Design
Mishan, F
(1996) Subject-Language Integration in LSP Course Design
In Issues in Languages for Specific Purposes: Theoretical approaches and practical applications.; pp. 125-138

Introduction to ESOL provision in Ireland and the UK: Challenges and Opportunities,.
Freda Mishan
Introduction to ESOL provision in Ireland and the UK: Challenges and Opportunities,.
In ESOL provision in Ireland and the UK: Challenges and Opportunities,.; Freda Mishan(Ed.) Oxford, UK : Peter Lang

Conclusion: ESOL provision in Ireland and the UK: Challenges and Opportunities
Freda Mishan
Conclusion: ESOL provision in Ireland and the UK: Challenges and Opportunities
In ESOL provision in Ireland and the UK: Challenges and Opportunities; Freda Mishan(Ed.) Oxford, UK : Peter Lang

Edited Books

2019

ESOL provision in Ireland and the UK: Challenges and Opportunities,
(2019) ESOL provision in Ireland and the UK: Challenges and Opportunities,
Freda Mishan(Ed.) Oxford, UK : Peter Lang.

2017

Practice and Theory for Materials Development in L2 Learning
(2017) Practice and Theory for Materials Development in L2 Learning
Masuhara, H. Mishan, F. Tomlinson, B(Ed.) Cambridge : Cambridge Scholars

2010

Perspectives on Language Learning Materials Development
(2010) Perspectives on Language Learning Materials Development
Freda Mishan and Angela Chambers(Ed.) Oxford : Peter Lang

Peer Reviewed Journals

2021

The Global ELT coursebook: A case of Cinderella's slipper?
Freda Mishan
(2021) The Global ELT coursebook: A case of Cinderella's slipper?
In Language Teaching; Cambridge :

2018

Investigating EFL teachers' perceptions of task-based language teaching in higher education in China
Liu, Y., Chambers, A. and Mishan, F
(2018) Investigating EFL teachers' perceptions of task-based language teaching in higher education in China

DOI: 10.1080/09571736.2018.1465110.
[ULIR]

2011

Whose learning is it anyway? Problem-Based Learning in language teacher development
Freda Mishan
(2011) Whose learning is it anyway? Problem-Based Learning in language teacher development
In Innovation in Language Learning and Teaching; pp. 253-272
DOI: 10.1080/17501229.2010.548558

2004

Authenticating corpora for language learning: a problem and its resolution
Freda Mishan
(2004) Authenticating corpora for language learning: a problem and its resolution
In Elt Journal; pp. 219-227

2004

Authenticating corpora for language learning: A problem and its resolution
Mishan F.
(2004) Authenticating corpora for language learning: A problem and its resolution
In ELT Journal; pp. 219-227
DOI: 10.1093/elt/58.3.219

2003

An application of XML to the creation of an interactive resource for authentic language learning tasks
Mishan F.;Strunz B.
(2003) An application of XML to the creation of an interactive resource for authentic language learning tasks
In ReCALL journal ; pp. 237-250
DOI: 10.1017/S095834400300082X

2003

An Application of XML to the Creation of an Interactive Resource for Authentic Language Learning Tasks
Mishan, F; Strunz, B
(2003) An Application of XML to the Creation of an Interactive Resource for Authentic Language Learning Tasks
In Recall; pp. 237-250

Other Journals

1998

Integration af fag og sprog
Mishan, F; Graham, C
(1998) Integration af fag og sprog
In Sprogforum; pp. 49-56

1997

Tense Buster Advanced. (Courseware: CD ROM)
Mishan, F
(1997) Tense Buster Advanced. (Courseware: CD ROM)
In Publisher: Clarity Language Consultants Ltd, Hong Kong. ;

1997

Tense Buster Elementary, Courseware (CD ROM)
Mishan, F; Stokes, A
(1997) Tense Buster Elementary, Courseware (CD ROM)
In Publisher: Clarity Language Consultants Ltd, Hong Kong. ;

Conference Publications

2018

A new perspective on Korean language teaching materials in the age of technology revolution
Freda Mishan
(2018) A new perspective on Korean language teaching materials in the age of technology revolution
http://www.iakle.com/

2007

ELT Materials Conference
Freda Mishan
(2007) ELT Materials Conference
Jayakaran Mukundan(Ed.) pp. n/a-n/a

2007

ELT Materials Symposium
Freda Mishan
(2007) ELT Materials Symposium
Jayakaran Mukaudan(Ed.) pp. n/a-n/a

2005

European Doctoral Programme Conference: Moving Beyond the Classroom? New Learning Environments for Language Learning
Freda Mishan.
(2005) European Doctoral Programme Conference: Moving Beyond the Classroom? New Learning Environments for Language Learning
*(Ed.) pp. *-*

2004

EUROCALL conference
Freda Mishan
(2004) EUROCALL conference
*(Ed.) pp. *-*

2003

EUROCALL CONFERENCE
Freda Mishan
(2003) EUROCALL CONFERENCE
*(Ed.) pp. *-*

2003

EUROCALL CONFERENCE
Freda Mishan
(2003) EUROCALL CONFERENCE
*(Ed.) pp. *-*

2003

CALS (Centre for Applied Language Studies) Research Day
Freda Mishan
(2003) CALS (Centre for Applied Language Studies) Research Day
*(Ed.) pp. *-*

2002

IRAAL/CTF
Freda Mishan
(2002) IRAAL/CTF
*(Ed.) pp. *-*

2002

Oilte Conference
Freda Mishan
(2002) Oilte Conference
*(Ed.) pp. *-*

2002

IVACS conference
Freda Mishan
(2002) IVACS conference
*(Ed.) pp. *-*

1997

IMWATC
Hall, T. and Mishan, F.
(1997) IMWATC
*(Ed.) pp. *-*

Conference Contributions

2018

A new perspective on Korean language teaching materials in the age of technology revolution
Freda Mishan
(2018) A new perspective on Korean language teaching materials in the age of technology revolution
Seoul, Korea

2016

MATSDA / University of Liverpool 2016 Conference, Authenticity and L2 Materials Development
Freda Mishan
(2016) MATSDA / University of Liverpool 2016 Conference, Authenticity and L2 Materials Development
University of Liverpool, UK

2016

IGSE Korea - University of Chichester: Materials Development workshop
Freda Mishan
(2016) IGSE Korea - University of Chichester: Materials Development workshop
University of Chichester

2016

IGSE Korea - University of Chichester: Materials Development workshop 'Authentic texts, Authentic tasks
Freda Mishan
(2016) IGSE Korea - University of Chichester: Materials Development workshop 'Authentic texts, Authentic tasks
University of Chichester, UK

2015

MATSDA / PhD TESOL Summer School conference 20-21 June 2015 Creating Motivation with L2 Materials
Freda Mishan
(2015) MATSDA / PhD TESOL Summer School conference 20-21 June 2015 Creating Motivation with L2 Materials
University of Limerick, Ireland

2015

Paper: Language teaching materials: getting to grips with the tools of our trade
Freda Mishan
(2015) Paper: Language teaching materials: getting to grips with the tools of our trade
University College Dublin, Ireland

2015

MATSDA/University of Limerick PhD TESOL Summer School: Creating Motivation with L2 Materials
Conference organiser and plenary speaker
(2015) MATSDA/University of Limerick PhD TESOL Summer School: Creating Motivation with L2 Materials
Unversity of Limerick

2015

IGSE Korea - Chichester University: workshop on Materials Development
Freda Mishan
(2015) IGSE Korea - Chichester University: workshop on Materials Development
Chichester University, UK

2014

MATSDA conference: Applied Linguistics and Materials Development
Freda Mishan
(2014) MATSDA conference: Applied Linguistics and Materials Development
University of Liverpool, UK

2014

IGSE Korea - Chichester University: course on Materials Development
Freda Mishan
(2014) IGSE Korea - Chichester University: course on Materials Development
University of Chichester, UK

2013

University of Limerick FAHSS teaching day
Freda Mishan
(2013) University of Limerick FAHSS teaching day
University of Limerick, Limerick, Ireland

2013

MATSDA workshop
Freda Mishan
(2013) MATSDA workshop
Liverpool, UK

2012

MATSDA conference 2012
Organiser
(2012) MATSDA conference 2012
University of Limerick

2012

MATSDA conference
Freda Mishan
(2012) MATSDA conference
University of Limerick, Ireland

2012

IRAAL guest lecture
Freda Mishan
(2012) IRAAL guest lecture
Dublin City University, Dublin, Ireland

2011

MATSDA Conference ‘Innovation in Materials Development'
Freda Mishan
(2011) MATSDA Conference ‘Innovation in Materials Development'
Queens University Belfast, UK

2011

Facilitate Conference
Freda Mishan
(2011) Facilitate Conference
Trinity College Dublin, Ireland

2010

MATSDA Conference ‘Engaging ELT Learners'
Freda Mishan
(2010) MATSDA Conference ‘Engaging ELT Learners'
University of York, UK

2010

The 8th Materials Development/MATSDA Postgraduate Research Conference
Freda Mishan
(2010) The 8th Materials Development/MATSDA Postgraduate Research Conference
Leeds Metropolitan University, Leeds UK

2008

IVACS Conference
Freda Mishan
(2008) IVACS Conference

2008

MATSDA Conference 2008
Freda Mishan
(2008) MATSDA Conference 2008
(Book) Freda Mishan and Angela Chambers(Ed.)

Other Publications

2021

ELT Journal review: Brokering Britain, Educating Citizens: Exploring ESOL and citizenship
Freda Mishan
(2021) ELT Journal review: Brokering Britain, Educating Citizens: Exploring ESOL and citizenship
Cooke, M. and Peutrell, R.(Ed.) Oxford : Oxford University Press

2019

Folio review: Meaning-Focused Materials for Language Learning.
Freda Mishan
(2019) Folio review: Meaning-Focused Materials for Language Learning.
Bouckaert, M., Konings, M. and van Winkelhof, M.(Ed.) UK :

2018

Investigating EFL teachers’ perceptions of task-based language teaching in higher education in China
Liu Y.;Mishan F.;Chambers A.
(2018) Investigating EFL teachers’ perceptions of task-based language teaching in higher education in China
In Language Learning; pp. 1-16
DOI: 10.1080/09571736.2018.1465110

2017

Blending Technologies in Second Language Classrooms (2nd Edition)
Hinkelman, D.
(2017) Blending Technologies in Second Language Classrooms (2nd Edition)
Routledge

2017

Routledge Handbook of Materials Development for Language Teaching
Norton, J. and Buchanan. H.
(2017) Routledge Handbook of Materials Development for Language Teaching
Routledge

2014

Teaching Materials and the Roles of EFL/ESL Teachers: Practice and Theory
Mishan, F
(2014) Teaching Materials and the Roles of EFL/ESL Teachers: Practice and Theory
In ELT Journal; pp. 199-202
DOI: 10.1093/elt/cct066

2013

Blending Technologies in Second Language Classrooms
Mishan, F
(2013) Blending Technologies in Second Language Classrooms
In Recall; pp. 392-395
DOI: 10.1017/S0958344013000177

2010

Handbook of Research on Web 2.0 and Second Language Learning
Mishan, F
(2010) Handbook of Research on Web 2.0 and Second Language Learning
In Recall; pp. 103-106
DOI: 10.1017/S0958344009990231

2007

Gilmore, Alexander. 'Authentic Materials and Authenticity in Foreign Language Learning'.
Mishan, F
(2007) Gilmore, Alexander. 'Authentic Materials and Authenticity in Foreign Language Learning'.

2006

'Hey, teacher, leave those texts alone': authentic texts and L2 acquisition
Mishan, F
(2006) 'Hey, teacher, leave those texts alone': authentic texts and L2 acquisition

2005

Using Authentic Materials for Language Learning
Mishan, F
(2005) Using Authentic Materials for Language Learning

2005

Chapelle, Carol. 'English Language Learning and Technology'
Mishan, F
(2005) Chapelle, Carol. 'English Language Learning and Technology'
pp. 155-158

1997

Analysis of Skills Certification Systems in Europe - Electronics Manufacturing.
Hall, T; Mishan, F
(1997) Analysis of Skills Certification Systems in Europe - Electronics Manufacturing.

1994

Comparative Analysis of Skills Shortages, 1991-1994, Mid-West of Ireland.
Hall, T; Mishan, F
(1994) Comparative Analysis of Skills Shortages, 1991-1994, Mid-West of Ireland.

1991

Shannon Region Aerospace Sector Manpower Survey
Hall, T; Naidoo, V; Mishan, F
(1991) Shannon Region Aerospace Sector Manpower Survey

1991

Skills Shortages and Training Needs in the Mid West of Ireland
Hall, T; Naidoo, V; Mishan, F
(1991) Skills Shortages and Training Needs in the Mid West of Ireland