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Dr Siân Etherington
Dr Siân Etherington
postal addressSchool of Arts and Media , Crescent House, University of Salford , Greater Manchester , M5 4WT.
email addresss.etherington@salford.ac.uk
telephone0161-295-4397
Key Memberships
Member of School: School of Arts & Media
From September 2015 to present.
From October 2011 to August 2015.
Full Member of Research Centre: Arts, Media and Communication Research Centre
From September 2015 to present.
Full Member of Research Centre: Centre for Linguistics & Applied Linguistics
From January 2010 to August 2015.
Profile Summary

TEFL; TESOL Grammar and Grammar teaching; Second Language Acquisition; English for Academic Purposes; Beliefs and perceptions about language learning; language learning and emotions.

Key Qualifications
1998
2005
Key Projects
Key Presence
Conference Organisation
2016
Apr

One day pre-conference event at International conference for the Research Special Interest Group of IATEFL (International Association for Teachers of English as a Foreign Language). The event focuses on interviewing as a resear... more >>.

2016
Apr

One day pre-conference event at International conference for the Research Special Interest Group of IATEFL (International Association for Teachers of English as a Foreign Language). The event focuses on interviewing as a resear... more >>.

2007
Sep

Member of organising committee

2007
Apr

Invitied symposium for international conference

2007
Feb

 

A day’s conference with 70 delegates, 12 papers and opening plenary from one of the leading researchers in the field of EAP testing and assessment (Professor Barry O’Su... more >>.
Conference Presentations
2016
Apr

This presentation introduced the positive psychology movement and its application within second language learning and teaching and proposed questions which teachers could explore within their own practice.

2016
Apr

This presentation introduced the positive psychology movement and its application within second language learning and teaching and proposed questions which teachers could explore within their own practice.

2015
Apr
2008
Jun
2007
Sep

Joint workshop with Nicola Spurling

2007
Sep

Joint paper with Nicola Spurling

2007
Apr
2006
Jun
2006
May
2006
Feb
'Teaching and testing academic writing: exploring staff and learner perceptions' 3rd Education in a Changing Environment Conference, University of Salford January 2006
2005
Aug
Altshul L and Etherington S 'Developing Independent Language Learning; cultivating engagement' paper presented at the Association for Learning Technologies Conference (ALT-C), University of Manchester
2004
Oct
'International Student Perspectives on Grammar: Moving into the HE context', paper presented at the Second Education in a Changing Environment, University of Salford
2001
'The search for a research methodology' paper at Postgraduate Educational Research Methodology conference, University of Keele
1999
May
'Teacher and Student attitudes to the teaching of grammar' Paper at International Association of Teachers of English as a Foreign Language (IATEFL), Heriot Watt University, Edinburgh
External Examiner Duties
2013
Sep

External Examiner for MA Applied Linguistics for Language Teaching and MA Language and Society

Honours and Awards
2018
ESRC PhD studentship 1997
Internal University Support Received
2004
University of Salford TLQIS (Teaching and Learning Quality Improvement Scheme) funding for work on innovation in English for Academic Purposes testing (£4934)
Invited Papers and Lectures
2008
Jun
2008
Jun
2000
Apr
'Approaches to the Teaching of Grammar' Invited Presentation for the Northern Association of Teachers of English to Speakers of Other Languages (NATESOL), Manchester.
Memberships of External Bodies
2018
Member of Association for Language Awareness
2009
Jan

I am Treasurer and committee member of the IATEFL Research Special Interest group.

2009
Jan

I am Treasurer and committee member of the IATEFL Research Special Interest group (2014-present)

2005
Jan

I was publications officer for BALEAP from 2009-10.  This entailed editorship of the 2009 conference proceedings.

2005
I am a member of the British Association for Applied Linguistics (BAAL).
2005
Committee member of the Northern Association of Teachers of English as a Second or Other Language (NATESOL).
Other Research Activity
2008
Dec

I have been a reviewer for ESP Journal since 2008.