Agni Connor is the MSc in TESOL programme co-ordinator. She has degrees and qualifications in English Language Teaching (TESOL), English Applied Linguistics, Psycholinguistics, Statistics, Higher Education, Mindfulness, as well as Psychology and Neuroscience of Mental Health. She studied at King's College London, Trinity College Dublin and other universities.
She has been training ESOL teachers since 2000 and has worked at a number of universities in Britain, Ireland and mainland Europe. She is interested in innovative and interactive ways of teaching and has been experimenting with the flipped classroom model in combination with collaborative learning. In 2016, she was nominated for the AUSA Teaching Excellence Award in the category Most Inspiring Teacher.
Agni Connor is also the School's Mental Health Officer. She feels strongly about staff and student well-being and is a keen supporter of anti-bullying and anti-harassment initiatives at the university and in wider contexts.
well-being in ESOL education; mindfulness training in second langauge learning; mindfulness training in langauge teacher education; positive psychology and second language learning (TESOL) and second language teaching; individual differences in second language learning (in particular memory, but also motivation and learning strategies); aptitude in second language learning; the learning of second language collocations
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