Second language acquisition (SLA) and pedagogy
I have conducted research into second language acquisition, in particular the development of writing skills in the second language, the metaphors of language learning and the use of a portfolio for language learning. This research and my language teaching have dovetailed with my past work as academic coordinator of York’s Multimedia Language Centre. Most recently, I have been involved with language colleagues in an exploration of service learning in the Department of French Studies and in an initiative to offer a third-year language course with an experience abroad (e.g. in France) as a component of the course.