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Sal Consoli

Areas of Interest

Second Language Acquisition (SLA); English for Academic Purposes (EAP); Exploratory Practice; Teaching and Learning in Higher Education; Motivation in Education; Teacher Development.

PhD Topic Area

EAP in the UK: An Investigation of the trajectory of students’ motivation to learn in a UK university. This project is fully funded by the UK Economic Social Research Council (ESRC).

Supervisors: Dr. Ema Ushioda and Dr. Neil Murray

Other Research Projects
  • Systematic Review of EAP Motivation Research (with Takumi Aoyama).
  • Meta-analysis of Self-Determination Theory in SLA [with Ali Al-Hoorie (University of Nottingham), Takumi Aoyama (University of Warwick), & Nigel Lou (University of Alberta)]
  • An Investigation of Teacher-Researchers' Identity [with Dr Kenan Dikilitaş (Bahçeşehir University)]
  • The Impact of ELT Research on Trainee-Teachers [with Dr Dario Banegas (Ministery of Education - Chubut, Argentina]
Academic Background

Prior to full time PhD research I completed an MA (Hons) in Languages and TESOL (1st Class), and an MA in English Language Teaching and Applied Linguistics (Distinction). I have completed a Postgraduate Certificate in Social Science Research (Distinction) offered by the ESRC-Doctoral Training Centre at the University of Warwick.

Teaching Experience

Academic Year 2017-2018

  • Assitant Director of Studies for the Pre-sessional in the Centre for Applied Linguistics, University of Warwick (2018)
  • Associate Teaching Fellow at the Institute of Advanced Teaching and Learning (IATL), University of Warwick - Co-convener of the module: Ethical Beings.
  • Associate Teaching Fellow in the School of Modern Languages, University of Warwick.
  • Tutor on the BA Module: History and Spread of English in the Centre for Applied Linguistics, University of Warwick.
  • Tutor on the BA Dissertation Module: Research Methods in the Centre for Applied Linguistics, University of Warwick.
  • Tutor on Short Courses for Chinese and Japanese students from overseas Universities in the Centre for Applied Linguistics, University of Warwick.

Academic Year 2016-2017

  • Pre-sessional Tutor in the Centre for Applied Linguistics, University of Warwick (summer 2017).
  • Associate Teaching Fellow in the School of Modern Languages, University of Warwick.
  • Research Methods Seminar for the MSc in Intercultural Communication (Centre for Applied Linguistics).
  • Tutor on Short Courses for Teachers in the Centre for Applied Linguistics, University of Warwick.

Academic Year 2015-2016

  • Coordinator of the English Language and Academic Skills Department at the University of the West of England (UWE) – International College, Bristol.

Academic Year 2014-2015

  • EAP Tutor in the English Language and Academic Skills Department at the University of the West of England (UWE) – International College, Bristol.
  • Pre-sessional EAP Tutor in the English Language Centre at Bath Spa University.

Academic Years 2008-2013

  • EFL/ESP Teacher, French and Spanish Teacher and EFL Director of Studies in a variety of language schools in the UK, France, Spain and Italy.
Publications
  • Banegas, D., & Consoli, S. (forthcoming) Action research in language education. In: Rose, H. and McKinley, J. (eds.) The Routledge Handbook of Research Methods in Applied Linguistics. Oxford: Routledge.
  • Consoli, S., & Ushioda, E. (2018). J. Hanks Exploratory Practice in Language Teaching: Puzzling About Principles and Practices (2017) Palgrave Macmillan Basingstoke xix+ 384pp.
  • Consoli, S., & Aoyama, T. (2018). The Forum on Language Learning Motivation: The First Steps. IATEFL ELT Research.
  • Aoyama, T., & Consoli, S. (2017). Introducing FOLLM: Forum on language learning motivation. The Warwick ELT, 1, 308–314.
Conference papers and workshops
  • Consoli, S. (January, 2018).Exploratory Practice: What Can we Learn about Postgraduate Students’ Identity? Paper presented at the conference Internationalisation of the Postgraduate:Interrogating Identities, Canterbury Christ Church University.
  • Consoli, S., & Dikilitaş, K. (November, 2017). Re(shaping) Language Teachers’ Professional Identity: Research Engagement as Catalyst. Paper prsented at the annual conference of the Irish Association of Applied Linguistics (IRAAL), University of Limerick.
  • Consoli, S. (July, 2017). Invited Lecture Quality in Qualitative Research, Bahçeşehir University.
  • Consoli, S. (December, 2015).The Joy of Feedback in Higher Education. Workshop delivered at UWE Bristol.
  • Consoli, S. (November, 2015). Written Feedback: Does it work? Paper presented at the BALEAP PIM, University of Sheffield.
  • Consoli, S. (July, 2015). Do Students really Get it? Workshop delivered at KIC Best Practice Day, UWE Bristol.
  • Consoli, S. (April, 2015). EAP Assessment: Do Students really Get it? Paper presented at the BAAL TEA SIG conference, University of Cambridge.
Research Groups and Memberships
  • ELLTA research group (English Language Learning, Teaching and Assessment), Centre for Applied Linguistics, University of Warwick. ELLTA Research Group
  • British Association of Lecturers in English for Academic Purposes (BALEAP)
  • British Educational Research Association (BERA)
  • Irish Association for Applied Linguistics (IRAAL)
  • Staff and Educational Development Association (SEDA)
Other Activities
  • Cambridge Assessment Examiner
  • Co-convener of the Forum on Language Learning Motivation (FOLLM)
  • Member of the Warwick A-Level English Language School Outreach Project
  • Exam Item Writer for TRINITY COLLEGE London
  • Chair of the Student-Staff Liaison Committee (SSLC) (2016-2017)
  • Organising committee member, Warwick International Conference in Applied Linguistics ( 2017)
Awards
  • Nomination for the Warwick Teaching Excellence Award (2017-18)
  • ESRC - Midlands Doctoral Training Partnership (2018)

Full Doctoral Research Event Grant from the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC).

  • University of Warwick - Doctoral Training Centre (2016-2020)

Full PhD Award from the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC).

  • University of Glasgow - Stevenson Scholarship (2011-2012)

£ 2,000 for a research project at the Sorbonne University Paris III. I completed a study that examined the French educational system of Grandes Ecoles and the emotional effects this system has on its students.

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Sal Consoli

S dot Consoli at warwick dot ac dot uk

Room 1.100, Social Sciences