Dr Agni Connor

Dr Agni Connor
Dr Agni Connor

Dr Agni Connor

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

Senior Lecturer



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 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


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    Skrzypek, A.
    ELT Journal, vol. 59, no. 1, pp. 82-84
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    Skrzypek, A.
    Autonomia Ucznia w Nauce Języka Obcego. Pawlak, M. (ed.). Uniwersytet im. A. Mickiewicza
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