Dr Agni Connor

Dr Agni Connor
Dr Agni Connor

Dr Agni Connor

BA, MA, PGCert HE, PGCert, PGCert, PGDip, PGDip, PhD

Senior Lecturer

About

Biography

Dr 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, the University of Aberdeen and other universities.

Dr Connor speaks about MSc in TESOL

MSc in TESOL programme website

Dr Connor: Getting to know the person behind the lecturer

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 2016, she was nominated for the AUSA Teaching Excellence Award in the category Most Inspiring Teacher.

Dr 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.

Sector guidance on sexual misconduct in higher education

Dr Connor's story: Healing through kindness

Life motto: Breathe in deeply, and let your life unfold.

 

Research

Research Overview

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

Publications

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  • Mindfulness and self-compassion in second language teacher training

    Connor, A.
    Issues in Foreign Language Teaching and Teacher Development. Latkowska, J. (ed.). Wydawnictwo Naukowe Śląsk, pp. 17-55, 39 pages
    Chapters in Books, Reports and Conference Proceedings: Chapters (Peer-Reviewed)
  • Age and Identity

    Skrzypek, A., Singleton, D.
    Language, Identity and Migration. Diskin, C., Martyn, J., Regan, V. (eds.). Peter Lang, pp. 83-97, 15 pages
    Chapters in Books, Reports and Conference Proceedings: Chapters (Peer-Reviewed)
  • Attitudes towards and perceptions of English L2 acquisition among adult Polish migrants in Ireland

    Skrzypek, A., Kopečková, R., Bidzińska, B., Singleton, D.
    Intercultural Contact, Language Learning and Migration. Geraghty, B., Conacher, J. E. (eds.). Bloomsbury Academic, pp. 112-130, 19 pages
    Chapters in Books, Reports and Conference Proceedings: Chapters (Peer-Reviewed)
  • Phonological Short-Term Memory and the Operation of Cross-Linguistic Factors in Elementary and Pre-Intermediate Adult L2 Learners’ Collocational Usage

    Skrzypek, A., Singleton, D.
    Language Learning, Discourse and Communication. Szubko-Sitarek, W., Salski, L., Stalmaszczyk, P. (eds.). Springer, pp. 193-214, 22 pages
    Chapters in Books, Reports and Conference Proceedings: Chapters (Peer-Reviewed)
  • Age and the classroom learning of additional languages

    Singleton, D., Skrzypek, A.
    Classroom-oriented Research. Pawlak, M., Bielak, J., Mystkowska-Wiertelak, A. (eds.). Springer, pp. 3-13, 11 pages
    Chapters in Books, Reports and Conference Proceedings: Chapters (Peer-Reviewed)
  • Cross-linguistic influence in L2 writing: The role of short-term memory

    Skrzypek, A.
    Essential Topics in Applied Linguistics and Multilingualism. Pawlak, M., Aronin, L. (eds.). Springer, pp. 69-88, 20 pages
    Chapters in Books, Reports and Conference Proceedings: Chapters (Peer-Reviewed)
  • Phonological short-term memory and knowledge of L2 collocations: The direction of causality

    Skrzypek, A.
    Exploring the Microcosm and Macrocosm of Language Teaching and Learning. Mańczak-Wohlfeld, E., Jodłowiec, M. (eds.). Jagiellonian University Press, pp. 115-132, 18 pages
    Chapters in Books, Reports and Conference Proceedings: Chapters (Peer-Reviewed)
  • The direction of causality in the relationship between phonological short-term memory and L2 lexical knowledge: The case of adult Polish learners of English in Ireland

    Skrzypek, A.
    Linguistic and Cultural Acquisition in a Migrant Community. Singleton, D., Regan, V., Debaene, E. (eds.). MultiLingual Matters, pp. 106-133, 28 pages
    Chapters in Books, Reports and Conference Proceedings: Chapters (Peer-Reviewed)
  • Productive knowledge of English collocations in adult Polish learners: The role of short-term memory

    Skrzypek, A., Singleton, D.
    Vigo International Journal of Applied Linguistics, vol. 10, pp. 105-129
    Contributions to Journals: Articles
  • Phonological short-term memory and L2 collocational development in adult learners

    Skrzypek, A.
    EUROSLA Yearbook, vol. 9, no. 1, pp. 160–184
    Contributions to Journals: Articles

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