Alastair Douglas

Lecturer

Faculty:Faculty of Arts, Law & Social Sciences

Department:Department of English and Media

Location: Cambridge

Courses taught: TESOL and Materials Development

Alastair is an applied linguist who is interested in the areas of pedagogy and sociolinguistics.

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alastair.douglas@anglia.ac.uk

Background

Before joining Anglia Ruskin, Alastair taught English as a Foreign Language and trained teachers at International House London and in various schools around the world. He has extensive first-hand experience of the processes involved in teaching and acquiring a foreign language as well as in training teachers in language teaching.

Alastair is interested in second language acquisition, the influence of beliefs in the second language acquisition process as well as teacher training.

Areas of research supervision

  • Syntax
  • Semantics
  • Pedagogy
  • Sociolinguistics

Teaching

  • Materials and course design module
  • Methods and Developments in TEFL
  • Language Acquisition
  • TEFL

Qualifications

  • MA Applied Linguistics and ELT, King’s College, London
  • CELTA Teacher Trainer
  • Delta Teacher Trainer
  • DELTA, International House, London
  • CELTA, International House, London

Research grants, consultancy, knowledge exchange

  • Delta module 2 assessor
  • Delta module 3 examiner
  • CELTA assessor

Selected recent publications

Douglas A., and J. Douglas. (2015) A CELTA of two halves. Modern English Teacher vol 24 Issue 3

Recent presentations and conferences

CELTA for all? - IATEFL, Harrogate, April 2014

ELT Terminology: a useful tool or unhelpful jargon? – IATEFL, Brighton, April 2011