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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 Kenan Dikilitaş (Bahçeşehir University)]
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

  • 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.

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
  • 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. (submitted). 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.
Conferences

Invited Lecture The Quality in Qualitative Research, Bahçeşehir University (July, 2017)

Workshop, The Joy of Feedback in Higher Education, UWE Bristol (December, 2015)

Presentation, Written Feedback: Does it work? BALEAP PIM, University of Sheffield (November, 2015)

Workshop, Do Students really Get it? KIC Best Practice Day, UWE Bristol (July, 2015)

Presentation, EAP Assessment: Do Students really Get it? BAAL TEA SIG conference, University of Cambridge (April, 2015 )

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)
Other Activities
  • Chair of the Student-Staff Liaison Committee (SSLC)
  • Co-convener of the Forum on Language Learning Motivation (FOLLM)
  • Member of the A-Level English Language School Outreach Project
  • Exam Item Writer for TRINITY COLLEGE London
  • Organising committee member, Warwick International Conference in Applied Linguistics ( 2017)
Awards

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