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Current Research Interests

Research interests include:

  • Modern Languages
  • Second Language Acquisition
  • Bilingualism

Collaborative Activity

Target language use in Modern Language classrooms: Perception and change among newly qualified teachers in Scotland

Research Question 1

In what different ways do student teachers of modern languages use the target language in Scottish secondary school classrooms?

What reasons do student teachers of modern languages give for using (or not using) the target language in class?

Research Question 2

In what way(s), if any, do newly qualified teachers of modern languages change teaching pedagogy in their initial stages of teaching in relation to the use of the target language?

What reasons do they give for any changes they make?

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