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Ms. Angela Farrell

BA., MA.,

Biography

Angela Farrell is currently Course Director of the MA TESOL programme at the University of Limerick and Section Leader TESOL/Linguistics. She has taught on a wide-range of under-graduate and post-graduate programmes for the past fifteen years . Her teaching and research interest are in the following areas: L2 teacher education, TESOL and EAL/ ESOL pedagogy, reflective practice; applied corpus linguistics, discourse analysis, sociolinguistics (language beliefs and language variation). She is a member of the following research groups and clusters: CALS, IVACS (Inter-Varietal Corpus Studies ) and BAAL (British Association of Applied linguistics - (EAL SIG ). She has published in the areas of TESOL teacher education, EAL provision and teacher education in the Irish secondary school context, reflective practice and TESOL pedagogy. Her MA research investigated teen talk using a corpus-based methodology. Her PhD research explored changing target models of English in the TESOL context drawing on a corpus-based methodology and DA frameworks from sociolinguistics, pragmatics and SLA. She is currently working on research in the areas of EFL teacher target model use and L2 teacher language awareness. Angela has also taught on the PME in Languages programme at the University of Limerick for the past twelve years and has been a TP supervisor for student teachers on teaching practicum in secondary schools. Angela supervises MA and PhD research on the MA TESOL and PhD TESOL programmes.