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Accepting PhD Students

PhD projects

Ana welcomes postgraduate research projects in the field of English Language Teaching and Applied Linguistics in particular, and in education in general. She is particularly interested in learner-centred pedagogies, bottom-up approaches to teaching, learning and research, teacher development and teacher research, exploratory practice, criticality-development-based pedagogies, teaching language through literature, creative and learner-centred approaches to assessment, and innovative approaches to learning, teaching and research.

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Personal profile

Academic Background

Ana Inés Salvi joined UEA as Lecturer in Education (Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages) in August 2019. She is Course Director of the Doctor of Education (EdD) Programme at UEA. Prior to joining UEA, Ana worked as MA English Language Teaching Dissertation Supervisor at several Higher Education institutions in the UK including University College London, Institute of Education, the University of Leeds and Coventry University. Previously, she worked as a Lecturer in Academic English in the UK at the University of Warwick, Coventry University, and the University of Sunderland-London), as well as in China at Zhejiang University in Hangzhou,  Renmin University of China in Beijing, and at Guangdong University of Foreign Studies in Guangzhou, and in Argentina at Universidad Nacional de La Plata. Prior to working at university, Ana worked as an English Language Teacher schools and language schools in Argentina for six years and in language schools in the UK.

She completed a PhD in English Language Teaching and Applied Linguistics and previously an MA in English Language Teaching and Applied Linguistics both at the University of Warwick. Previously, she did her undergraduate studies in English Language Teaching at Universidad Nacional de La Plata in Argentina.

She held the roles of Coordinator and previously Newsletter Editor at the International Assosication of Teachers of English as a Foreign Language (IATEFL), Research Special Interest Group (2012-2021). She is reviewer of journals and in conferences committees in the field of English Language Teaching. She is a members of several professional bodies including IATEFL, the British Association of Applied Linguistics (BAAL), and the International Association of Applied Linguistics (AILA).  

Key Research Interests

Ana's areas of expertise are specifically in the field of English Language Teaching and Applied Linguistics and generally in Education. They include learner autonomy and pedagogy for autonomy; developing contextually appropriate teaching methodologies; developing criticality in teaching and learning; bottom-up approaches to teaching, learning and research; teacher education and development including cooperative development, practitioner research, and exploratory practice; and arts-informed research methods, among others.

Ana welcomes candidates for postgrarduate supervision at PhD and EdD levels in the areas of her teaching-research expertise and interest.

Teaching Interests

Ana's teaching interests are in the field of English Language Teaching and Applied Linguistics in particular, and in education in general. She teaches on areas of her interest such as learner-centred pedagogies, bottom-up approaches to teaching, learning and research, teacher development and teacher research, exploratory practice, criticality-development-based pedagogies, teaching language through literature, creative and learner-centred approaches to assessment, and innovative approaches to learning, teaching and research in English Language Teaching and Applied Linguistics.

Currently, she leads on the following MA TESOL modules: Language Assessment, Teaching Language through Literature, and Observed Practice. She has also contributed to the following MA TESOL modules: Language Learning in Context, Innovation and Change in SLE, and Principles and Practice in ELT.  

Also, she teaches in Post Graduate Research (PGR) seminars in the areas of her research expertise, both in the PhD and the EdD programmes. 

External positions

Coordinator , Research Special Interest Group (ReSIG) at International Association of Teachers of English as a Foreign Language (IATEFL)

10 Dec 201725 Jun 2021

Newsletter Editor, Research Special Interest Group (ReSIG) at International Association of Teachers of English as a Foreign Language (IATEFL)

1 Apr 20129 Dec 2017

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