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Ms. Michelle Daly

Biography

Michelle Daly is a PhD candidate in the School of Modern Languages and Applied Linguistics at the University of Limerick under the supervision of Dr Máiréad Moriarty and Dr Angela Farrell. Against the backdrop of globalisation and internationalisation, Michelle's research broadly explores the pressing need for individuals to develop the ability to move sensitively and intelligently from one cultural context to another. More specifically, this research study ‘investigates the perceptions and experiences of Irish teachers and local managers working in the Arabian Gulf English as a Foreign Language (EFL) context in relation to intercultural awareness and training'. Her research highlights the importance of intercultural training needs and competence with the potential of contributing to not only teacher education but, also the training of other professional groups.