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)

Peer Reviewed Journals

2022

Language learning materials in the digital era

Mishan F. (2022) Language learning materials in the digital era. The Routledge Handbook Of Materials Development For Language Teaching :17-29

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2021

The Global ELT coursebook: A case of Cinderella's slipper?

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

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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.

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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. Innovation in Language Learning and Teaching :253-272

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2004

Authenticating corpora for language learning: A problem and its resolution

Mishan F. (2004) Authenticating corpora for language learning: A problem and its resolution. ELT Journal :219-227

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2004

Authenticating corpora for language learning: a problem and its resolution

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

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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. ReCALL journal :237-250

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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. Recall :237-250

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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 . London : Routledge

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2015

Materials Development for TESOL

Mishan, F and Timmis, I (2015) Materials Development for TESOL. Edinburgh, Scotland : Edinburgh University Press

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2015

Materials development for TESOL

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

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2005

Designing Authenticity into Language Learning Materials

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

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2004

Designing authenticity into language learning materials

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

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Book Chapters

2022

Inter-Cultural Language Education

Freda Mishan (2022) Inter-Cultural Language Education . London : Bloomsbury Developing Materials for Language Teaching 3rd Edition

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2019

Freda Mishan: Developing Expertise Through Experience

Freda Mishan (2019) Freda Mishan: Developing Expertise Through Experience. London: UK : The British Council Developing Expertise Through Experience

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2019

Language learning materials in the digital era

Freda Mishan (2019) Language learning materials in the digital era. Abingdon, UK : Routledge The Routledge Handbook of Materials Development for Language Teaching.

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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. Cambridge : Cambridge Scholars Authenticity in materials development for language learning

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2016

Comprehensibility and cognitive challenge in language learning materials

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

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2016

Re-conceptualising materials for the blended language learning environment

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

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2014

Demystifying Blended Learning

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

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2012

Modes of Delivery

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

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2012

Studies of Pedagogy

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

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2010

Designing authentic tasks in the digital era

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

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2010

Withstanding washback: Thinking outside the box in materials development

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

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2008

Materials Used in Western Europe

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

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2008

Genesis of an organic, universal, online coursebook (OUO)

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

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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?. : KFU series, Bremen New Learning Environments for Language Learning, KFU series, Volume 28 :189-204

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2004

A Task-based Approach to Web Authoring for Learning Languages

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

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1996

Subject-Language Integration in LSP Course Design

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

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

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

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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,.. Oxford, UK : Peter Lang ESOL provision in Ireland and the UK: Challenges and Opportunities,.

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Edited Books

2019

ESOL provision in Ireland and the UK: Challenges and Opportunities,

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

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2017

Practice and Theory for Materials Development in L2 Learning

(2017) Practice and Theory for Materials Development in L2 Learning. Cambridge : Cambridge Scholars

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2010

Perspectives on Language Learning Materials Development

(2010) Perspectives on Language Learning Materials Development. Oxford : Peter Lang

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Other Journals

1998

Integration af fag og sprog

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

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1997

Tense Buster Elementary, Courseware (CD ROM)

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

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1997

Tense Buster Advanced. (Courseware: CD ROM)

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

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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.

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2007

ELT Materials Conference

Freda Mishan (2007) ELT Materials Conference. :n/a-n/a

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2007

ELT Materials Symposium

Freda Mishan (2007) ELT Materials Symposium. :n/a-n/a

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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. :*-*

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2004

EUROCALL conference

Freda Mishan (2004) EUROCALL conference. :*-*

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2003

CALS (Centre for Applied Language Studies) Research Day

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

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2003

EUROCALL CONFERENCE

Freda Mishan (2003) EUROCALL CONFERENCE. :*-*

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2003

EUROCALL CONFERENCE

Freda Mishan (2003) EUROCALL CONFERENCE. :*-*

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2002

Oilte Conference

Freda Mishan (2002) Oilte Conference. :*-*

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2002

IVACS conference

Freda Mishan (2002) IVACS conference. :*-*

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2002

IRAAL/CTF

Freda Mishan (2002) IRAAL/CTF. :*-*

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1997

IMWATC

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

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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.

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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.

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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.

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2016

IGSE Korea - University of Chichester: Materials Development workshop

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

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2015

IGSE Korea - Chichester University: workshop on Materials Development

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

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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.

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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.

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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.

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2014

IGSE Korea - Chichester University: course on Materials Development

Freda Mishan (2014) IGSE Korea - Chichester University: course on Materials Development.

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2014

MATSDA conference: Applied Linguistics and Materials Development

Freda Mishan (2014) MATSDA conference: Applied Linguistics and Materials Development.

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2013

University of Limerick FAHSS teaching day

Freda Mishan (2013) University of Limerick FAHSS teaching day.

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2013

MATSDA workshop

Freda Mishan (2013) MATSDA workshop.

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2012

MATSDA conference

Freda Mishan (2012) MATSDA conference.

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2012

IRAAL guest lecture

Freda Mishan (2012) IRAAL guest lecture.

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2012

MATSDA conference 2012

Organiser (2012) MATSDA conference 2012.

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2011

MATSDA Conference ‘Innovation in Materials Development'

Freda Mishan (2011) MATSDA Conference ‘Innovation in Materials Development'.

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2011

Facilitate Conference

Freda Mishan (2011) Facilitate Conference.

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2010

MATSDA Conference ‘Engaging ELT Learners'

Freda Mishan (2010) MATSDA Conference ‘Engaging ELT Learners' .

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2010

The 8th Materials Development/MATSDA Postgraduate Research Conference

Freda Mishan (2010) The 8th Materials Development/MATSDA Postgraduate Research Conference.

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2008

MATSDA Conference 2008

Freda Mishan (2008) MATSDA Conference 2008.

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2008

IVACS Conference

Freda Mishan (2008) IVACS Conference.

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Published Reports

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Editorials

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Book Reviews

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. ELT Journal :199-202

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2013

Blending Technologies in Second Language Classrooms

Mishan, F (2013) Blending Technologies in Second Language Classrooms. Recall :392-395

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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. Recall :103-106

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2007

Gilmore, Alexander. 'Authentic Materials and Authenticity in Foreign Language Learning'.

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

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2005

Chapelle, Carol. 'English Language Learning and Technology'

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

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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 . Oxford : Oxford University Press

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2021

The Global ELT coursebook: A case of Cinderella's slipper?

Mishan F. (2021) The Global ELT coursebook: A case of Cinderella's slipper?. Language Teaching :1-16

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2019

Folio review: Meaning-Focused Materials for Language Learning.

Freda Mishan (2019) Folio review: Meaning-Focused Materials for Language Learning. . UK

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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. Language Learning :1-16

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2017

Blending Technologies in Second Language Classrooms (2nd Edition)

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

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2017

Routledge Handbook of Materials Development for Language Teaching

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

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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. ELT Journal :199-202

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2013

Blending Technologies in Second Language Classrooms

Mishan, F (2013) Blending Technologies in Second Language Classrooms. Recall :392-395

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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. Recall :103-106

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2007

Gilmore, Alexander. 'Authentic Materials and Authenticity in Foreign Language Learning'.

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

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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.

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2005

Chapelle, Carol. 'English Language Learning and Technology'

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

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2005

Using Authentic Materials for Language Learning

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

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1997

Analysis of Skills Certification Systems in Europe - Electronics Manufacturing.

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

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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..

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1991

Shannon Region Aerospace Sector Manpower Survey

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

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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.

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