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Dr Annamaria Pinter

Job Title
Applied Linguistics
0044 2476523843
Research Interests

My research interests include second/ foreign language acquisition and learning for children of all ages. I am interested in language learning processes in both formal and informal contexts, task-based learning and developing language learning materials for children. I am also interested in inclusive, participatory research with children which includes working with children as active co-researchers. My other related area of interest is language teacher development and professional growth.


I trained as an English language teacher in Hungary in Budapest studying English and Russian linguistics and literature. I also worked in Hungary for a number of years in a variety of contexts, including state schools, International House (IH) language schools and a teacher training college. I completed my Masters and my PhD in ELT/Applied Linguistics at the Centre for Applied Linguistics at Warwick and since 2000 I have been working at the same Centre full time, teaching on the Masters in ELT progamme and supervising doctoral students. I am currently MA programme manager. Having published extensively in the area of teaching children second/foreign languages I am often asked to speak at conference internationally and have had extensive experience of working with language teachers from a range of different countries including Japan, Thailand, Turkey, South Korea, Sweden, Poland, Russia and India.

  • Pinter, Annamaria, 2019. Learning to become researchers : towards participation?. In Eckhoff, Angela (ed.), Participatory Research with Young Children, Springer International Publishing AG, pp. 288-315
  • Pinter, Annamaria, 2018. Research issues with young learners. In Garton, Sue; Copland, Fiona (eds.), The Routledge Handbook of Teaching English to Young Learners, Routledge, pp. 411-424
  • Pinter, Annamaria, 2017. Teaching young language learners. Oxford, Oxford University Press
  • Pinter, Annamaria, 2016. Secondary ELT : issues and trends. Hall, Graham (ed.), The Routledge Handbook of English Language Teaching, London, Routledge
  • Pinter, Annamaria, 2015. Task-based learning with children. In Bland, Janice (ed.), Teaching English to young learners : critical issues in language teaching with 3-12 year olds, London, Bloomsbury Academic, an imprint of Bloomsbury Publishing, pp. 113-128
  • Pinter, Annamaria, 2015. Researching young learners. In Paltridge, Brian; Phakiti , Aek (eds.), Research Methods in Applied Linguistics, New York ; London, Bloomsbury Academic, An imprint of Bloomsbury Publishing Plc, pp. 339-455
  • Pinter, Annamaria, 2012. Teaching young learners. Burns, Anne; Richards, Jack C. (eds.), The Cambridge Guide to Pedagogy and Practice in Second Language Teaching, Cambridge, U.K., Cambridge University Press
  • Pinter, Annamaria, 2011. Children learning second languages. Basingstoke, U.K, Palgrave Macmillan
  • Pinter, Annamaria, 2009. Fostering autonomy with young learners. In Athanasiouu, Androulla; Barfield, Andy (eds.), Independence: Learner Autonomy Special Interest Group Newsletter, Canterbury, U.K., International Association of Teachers of English as a Foreign Language, pp. 29-33
  • Pinter, Annamaria, Kennedy, Judith, 2007. Developing teacher autonomy through teamwork. In Barfield, A.; Brown, S. H. (eds.), Reconstructing autonomy in language education : inquiry and innovation, Basingstoke, Palgrave Macmillan, pp. 209-221
  • Pinter, Annamaria, 2007. What children say : benefits of task repetition. In Van den Branden, Kris; Van Gorp, Koen; Verhelst, Machteld (eds.), Tasks in action : task-based language education from a classroom-based perspective, Newcastle, Cambridge Scholars, pp. 131-158
  • Pinter, Annamaria, 2007. Towards teacher autonomy. In Benson, Phil (ed.), Learner Autonomy Series No 8: Teacher and Learner Perspectives, Dublin, Authentik Language Learning Resources, pp. 104-120
  • Pinter, Annamaria, 2005. Task repetition with 10-year-old children. In Edwards, C.; Willis, J. R. (eds.), Teachers Exploring Tasks in English Language Teaching, Basingstoke, Palgrave Macmillan, pp. 113-126
Title Funder Award start Award end
Children playing online games in English: perspectives and practices of children across several countries British Council 01 Oct 2019 31 Mar 2023
The impact of teacher training at pre-service and early in-service levels on teacher performance in the classroom Anglo Mexican Foundation, The 01 Apr 2014 20 Dec 2014