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Contact Details

Room: N908D
Phone: 0121 204 3764
Email: n.hooton@aston.ac.uk 
Fax: none

Biography

I have been working at Aston since 1994. Until 2005 I was involved with managing, developing, and teaching on a range of programmes that have included the pre-sessional and in-sessional academic English courses for overseas students, language courses for foundation year students, communication skills courses for home students, and IELTS preparatory courses. I have also been teaching on teacher education courses ranging from the Certificate in TEFL course, to the distance learning Advanced Certificate in TEFL and Diploma in Professional TESOL Studies.

For  a period of ten years I was the director of the on-campus MA in TESOL programme. I then took over the directorship role for English Language programmes at undergraduate level (2015-2020). I teach a range of courses at undergraduate and postgraduate level.

Qualifications

  • PhD in Applied Linguistics,Aston University, 2010
    • Thesis title: Post-observation feedback as an instigator of learning and change: Exploring the effect of feedback through student teachers’ self-reports
  • MSc in Teaching English, Aston University, 1992
  • RSA DOTE, Diploma for Overseas of English, UCLES, 1990
  • BA (Hons) in English Language and Literature, Hacettepe University, Ankara, Turkey, 1983

Teaching Activity

 

  • Practical Applications in Language Description, undergraduate module
  • Introduction to Linguistics, undergraduate module
  • Introduction to Discourse Analysis, undergraduate module
  • Dissertation, undergraduate module
  • Theory and Practice of ELT, postgraduate module
  • Technology in Teaching and Learning, postgraduate module
  • Language Awareness, postgraduate module
  • undergraduate and postgraduate programmes, dissertation supervision
  • PhD supervision

Membership of Professional Bodies

Senior Fellow of the Higher Education Academy

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 3 - Good Health and Well-being

External positions

External Examiner for MA in TESOL , University of Manchester

Nov 2015Nov 2019

External Examiner for MA in TESOL, York St John University

Sept 2012Jul 2016

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