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Dr Chris Allen

                    EFL teacher trainer and senior lecturer in Applied Linguistics                              Specialist in ICT and E-learning 

Summary

Senior lecturer in  English Language Didactics and Applied Linguistics at Linnaeus university in Sweden, almost 20 years' experience in EFL  teacher training at all levels, active researcher in CALL and ICT, many years of experience in e-learning and online teaching

Education

Centre for English Language Studies, University of Birmingham UK

20002006

PhD Applied English Linguistics

Thesis: A Local Grammar of Cause and Effect: A Corpus-based Study, supervisor Dr Geoff Barnbrook

Centre for English Language Studies, University of Birmingham UK

19971998

MA in Applied Linguistics (Distinction)

Course modules in systemic-functional grammar, lexis, phonetics and phonology, discourse analysis, TEFL methodology, corpus linguistics, general linguistics, teacher training, CALL, EFL syllabus and curriculum design

School of Education, University of Exeter UK

19881989

Post Graduate Certificate in Education

Primary Education, 7-12 age range (specialism primary science)

Collingwood College, University of Durham UK

19831986

B.Sc (Hons) Geological Sciences

First degree in geological and earth sciences including first year chemistry

Work History

Linnaeus University Sweden

2009Present

Senior Lecturer

Senior Lecturer  in Applied Linguistics and ELT, Linnaeus UniversityKalmar/ Växjö Sweden. Teacher training for primary and secondary school teachers of English, undergraduate  and masters courses in English linguistics and language teaching pedagogy, extensive experience of online course development using Moodle VLE, supervision of more than 50 undergraduate term paper projects in English linguistics and language pedagogy, courses in translation,  international experience involving Erasmus exchanges and in-service training courses in Ecuador, Japan and Ethiopia

Halmstad University Sweden

19982009

Lecturer

Lecturer in English language, technical and business English courses on BA and MA level programmes, development of  MA course module in systemic functional linguistics, developed successful online courses in business English (100-200 students per year) and Medical English(50 students per year), extensive involvment in teaching training

Director of studies for English, 2002-2004; 2007

Devon and Essex County Council, UK

19911992

Primary School teacher

Diverse subjects including language, maths and science

Folk University of Sweden

19891997

EFL teacher

Teacher of general, business, ESP and Cambridge courses (FCE, CAE and CPE) in English

Oral Examiner CAE, University of Cambridge Exam Syndicate

Tariq Ali Muhammed School of English, Cairo, Egypt

19881988

English Teacher

EFL teacher

Publications

Publications

Allen, C. (2015). Marriages of convenience? : Teachers and coursebooks in the   digital age. ELT Journal. 69. 249-263.

Allen, C. (2015). Reacting to the technology splurge : information and Communications  Technology (ICT) Training for            EFL teachers in the one-to-one era. The Teacher         Trainer Journal. 29. 19-21.

Allen, C. (2015). Social media as an alternative to Moodle in EFL teaching practice forums. Critical CALL – Proceedings of the 2015 EUROCALL Conference, Padova, Italy. 9-15.

Bolona Lopez, M.D.C., Ortiz, M.E., Allen, C. (2015). Using mobile devices and the Adobe Connect web conferencing tool in the assessment of EFL student teacher performance. Critical CALL – Proceedings of the 2015 EUROCALL Conference, Padova, Italy. 77-83.

Allen, C. (2013). Conceptions of Personal Learning Environments Among EFL Teachers      at Upper Secondary Level in Sweden. 20 Years of EUROCALL: Learning from   the Past, Looking to the Future. Proceedings of the 2013 EUROCALL   Conference, Évora, Portugal. 7-13.

Allen, C., Richardson, D. (2012). Exploring Digital Literacy in Student Teacher ICT Projects. Using, Learning, Knowing, EUROCALL Conference, Gothenburg, Sweden, 22-25 August 2012, Proceedings. 5-9.

Allen, C. (2001). From Johnson to Cobuild : Grammar and the New Dictionaries. LMS : Lingua. 37-44.

Allen, C. (2000). Problem, Tasks and Language Teaching. LMS : Lingua. 2. 25-30.

Allen, C. (1998). IT Training for Modern Language Teachers. LMS : Lingua. 2. 18-22.

Awards

Teaching

1999 Lecturer of the Year Award, Halmstad University Sweden

Presentations

Presentations

2016 EuroCALL Conference Limassol Cyprus Using iPads as tools to evaluate pre-service teachers' teaching practice

2016 EuroCALL Conference Limassol Cyprus  Digital literacy and sustainability- a field study in EFL teacher development

2015 EuroCALL Conference Padua Italy Social media as an alternative to Moodle in EFL teaching practice forums.

2015 EuroCALL Conference Padua Italy Using mobile devices and the Adobe Connect web conferencing tool in the assessment of EFL student teacher performance.

2013 EuroCALL Conference Conceptions of Personal Learning Environments Among EFL Teachers  at Upper Secondary Level in Sweden. 

2012 EuroCALL Conference  Exploring Digital Literacy in Student Teacher ICT Projects.

2004 ICAME Conference: A Local Grammar of Cause and Effect (Poster)

2001 ICAME Conference: Local Grammars (Poster)

Skills

ICT skills

Good knowledge of virtual learning environments and specifically Moodle,  many ICT applications in language teaching and Adobe Creative Suite

WeBsite

Professional website: http://chrisallenelt.weebly.com/