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Dr Samaneh Zandian

Senior Teaching Fellow in Language Education

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MA in English Translation Studies. Allameh Tabataba’i University

MA in English Language Teaching. University of Warwick

PhD in English Language Teaching and Applied Linguistics. University of Warwick

Current Research Interests

I am currently become interested in exploring international students’ educational, social and linguistic experiences in the UK higher education.

Research Interests

  • Second/ foreign language acquisition and learning for children of all ages
  • Ethical and methodological considerations in research with children
  • Intercultural awareness and communication, social psychology and cross-cultural adaptation processes

Collaborative Activity

MSc TESOL Dissertation Project: Social, educational, and linguistic experiences of International PG students at University of Edinburgh

MSc Dissertation Project:Young language learners and intercultural education


Undergraduate teaching

Primary Literacies 1: Developing literacy in the early stages (MA Primary Education with Gaelic)

Postgraduate teaching

Second Language Teaching Curriculum (MSc TESOL)

TESOL Methodology (MSc TESOL)

Language and the Learner (MSc TESOL and MSc Language Education)

Teaching Languages to Young Learners (MSc Language Education)


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