I am full professor of Applied Linguistics and TEFL at the English Department of the University of Education Schwäbisch Gmünd, Germany.

My main research and teaching areas are as follows:

Research Areas:

  • Language Teacher Education and the Use of New Technologies
  • Language Teaching with Interactive Whiteboard Technology
  • Language Teaching with Learner Response Systems
  • Bilingualism/Multilingualism
  • Language Assessment and Technology
  • Qualitative Research Methodology


Teaching Areas:

  • Teaching English as a Foreign Language (TEFL)
  • Computer Assisted Language Learning (CALL)
  • Task Based Language Learning (TBLL)
  • Bilingualism/Multilingualism
  • Language Assessment
  • Language Learner Strategies and Learner Autonomy
  • English Literacy Studies
  • Linguistics (phonetics & phonology, morphology, syntax, semantics and pragmatics)
  • Critical Discourse Analysis
  • Second Language Acquisition Theories
  • Sociolinguistics
  • Qualitative and Quantitative Research Methodologies