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Language teaching, learning and assessment

Dr Marije Michel

Dr Marije Michel

Lecturer

County South
Lancaster University
Bailrigg
Lancaster
United Kingdom
LA1 4YL


Tel: +44 1524 5 92436
Office hours: Thursdays 14-15h - but please confirm/announce yourself by mail.

Affiliations

SLLAT - Second Language Learning and Teaching Research Group
LTRG - Language Testing Research Group

In my reserach I focus on second language acquisition. I am particularly interested in cognitive processes of memory and attention underlying language learning. I wrote my thesis on task complexity and interaction during task-based L2 performance at the University of Amsterdam (Netherlands). As a post-doctoral researcher at Mannheim University (Germany) I focused on preschool teachers' language training competences. Currently, I work on projects about the external validation of task complexity and on priming during task-based computer mediated communication.

PhD Supervision Interests

I am interested in supervising PhD theses in the area of second language acquisition. In particular, I would be interested in (psycholinguistic) projects about tasks, priming, learner-learner interaction, and computer mediated communication (CMC) that make use of our lab (eye tracking, E-Prime a.s.o.). I may work on the source/target languages German, Dutch, French, Italian.

Research Interests

  • Second language acquisition (SLA)
  • Task-based language teaching (TBLT)
  • Language pedagogy
  • Psycholinguistics

I am the organisor of the Second Language Learning and Teaching research group (SLLAT). We meet several times a term for invited talks and discussions of current topics in SLA and L2 pedagogy.

Current Teaching

I usually teach within the MA TEFL/TESOL and Language Testing. For example:

  • LING411: Second Language Acquisition
  • LING407: Task-based langauge teaching (also in Hong Kong as LING407d)
  • LiNG408: Instructed Second Language Acquisition
  • LING507: Research Issues in Applied Linguistics

I also teach some lectures in the BA Module LING103 (Second Language Acquisition, Language Disorders).

I've recently joined Luke Harding as a Director of Studies for our Hong Kong based MA TESOL.

Web Links

You may visit my personal website for more information.

Office Hours

Thursdays 14-15h - but please confirm/announce yourself by mail.

2015

Review of the book 'Dimensions of L2 performance and proficiency - Complexity, Accuracy and Fluency in SLA'

Michel, M. expected in 2015 In: Language Teaching Research.

Research output: Contribution to journalBook/Film/Article review

2014

Review of the book "The Acquisition of the German Case System by Foreign Language Learners" by Kristof Baten

Michel, M. 06/2014 In: International Journal of Applied Linguistics. 165, 1, p. 77-83 7 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalBook/Film/Article review

Language at preschool in Europe

Michel, M. (ed.) & Kuiken, F. (ed.) 2014 In: European Journal of Applied Linguistics. 2, 1, p. 1-143 143 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalSpecial issue

Language at preschool in Europe: early years professionals in the spotlight

Michel, M. & Kuiken, F. 03/2014 In: European Journal of Applied Linguistics. 2, 1, p. 1-26 26 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalJournal article

Early childhood educators’ competences for supporting children’s academic language skills in Germany

Michel, M., Ofner, D. & Thoma, D. 2014 In: Language Awareness. 23, 1-2, p. 138-156 19 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalJournal article

2013

Effects of task complexity on the use of conjunctions in oral L2 task performance

Michel, M. 2013 In: Modern Language Journal. 97, 1, p. 178–195 18 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalJournal article

2012

Schlussbericht des Vorhabens Sprachliche Kompetenzen pädagogischer Fachkräfte - SprachKoPF.

Tracy, R., Thoma, D., Ofner, D. & Michel, M. 2012 Mannheim, Germany: Mannheim University; commissioned by the Bundesministerium für Bildung und Forschung (BMBF). 115 p.

Research output: Book/Report/ProceedingsCommissioned report

What preschool teachers (need) to know about language

Michel, M., Ofner, D. & Thoma, D. 2012 Proceedings of the 7th ANeLA conference. de Jong, N., Juffermans, K., Keijzer, M. & Rasier, L. (eds.). Delft, Netherlands: Eburon, p. 116-125 10 p.

Research output: Contribution in Book/Report/ProceedingsConference contribution

Task complexity and interaction: (combined) effects on task-based performance in Dutch as a second language

Michel, M., Kuiken, F. & Vedder, I. 2012 EUROSLA yearbook. Roberts, L., Lindqvist, C., Bardel, C. & Abrahamsson, N. (eds.). Amsterdam: John Benjamins Publishing Company, p. 164-190 27 p.

Research output: Contribution in Book/Report/ProceedingsChapter

2011

Effects of Task Complexity and Interaction on L2-Performance

Michel, M. 2011 Second Language Task Complexity: Researching the Cognition Hypothesis of Language Learning and Performance. Robinson, P. (ed.). Amsterdam: John Benjamins Publishing Company, p. 141-174 34 p.

Research output: Contribution in Book/Report/ProceedingsChapter (peer-reviewed)

2009

Hoe simpel is complex?: Over de invloed van taakcomplexiteit en interactie op de spraak van tweede taalleerders

Michel, M. 2009 Proceedings of the 6th ANéLA conference. Backus, A., Keijzer, M., Vedder, I. & Weltens, B. (eds.). Delft, Netherlands: Eburon, p. 241-259 19 p.

Research output: Contribution in Book/Report/ProceedingsChapter (peer-reviewed)

2007

The influence of complexity in monologic versus dialogic tasks in Dutch L2

Michel, M., Kuiken, F. & Vedder, I. 2007 In: International Review of Applied Linguistics in Language Teaching. 45, 3, p. 241-259 19 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalJournal article

2004

Three languages, one ECHO: Cognate effects in trilingual word recognition

Lemhoefer, K., Dijkstra, T. & Michel, M. 2004 In: Language and Cognitive Processes. 19, 5, p. 585-611 27 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalJournal article

 

 

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