About the authors
Mohammad ALIAKBARI is an Associate Professor of TEFL at Ilam University, Iran. His areas of interest embrace SLA, sociolinguistics and bilingualism. He has presented papers at international conferences all around the world and spent two sabbaticals as a visiting scholar, at Griffith University and at the University of Southern Queensland. He is well published in scholarly journals, including Journal of Pragmatics, Educational Psychology, and International Journal of Intercultural Relations.
Nasrin SOLTANI is an English teacher and lecturer at Ilam University. She has a Master’s degree in TEFL and is interested in research on learning strategies.
Melanie ELLIS (PhD) is a lecturer at the Foreign Language Teacher Education College in Zabrze, Poland, where she specializes in the methodology of teaching English as a foreign language. Since 2008 she has been engaged in research into how young teenagers in state schools in Poland are taught and learn foreign languages. From 2010 to 2014 this included a large scale project with the Institute of Educational Research in Warsaw.
Born in India, Mandira HALDER grew up in a multilingual environment, was educated in a trilingual educational setting, and learnt French, German, Polish, Norwegian and Romanian. She also has extensive teaching experience in English, French, German and music in France and India. Currently, she is a teaching and research assistant at the University of Teacher Education as well as a PhD candidate in educational linguistics at the University of Lausanne, Switzerland. Her research interests lie in teacher...
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