Dr Agni Connor
BA, MA, PGCert HE, PGCert, PGCert, PGDip, PGDip, PhD
A warm welcome to my University staff page. I am the MSc in TESOL Programme Director, and I very much enjoy co-ordinating and teaching on the programme. Apart from teaching on the programme, I also enjoy engaging in lifelong learning. In terms of academic learning, I have 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. I have studied at King's College London, Trinity College Dublin, the University of Aberdeen and other universities.
I have been training ESOL teachers since 2000 and have worked at a number of universities in Britain, Ireland and mainland Europe. I am interested in innovative and interactive ways of teaching and have been experimenting with the flipped classroom model. In 2016, I was nominated for the AUSA Teaching Excellence Award in the category Most Inspiring Teacher. In 2022, I was nominated for the Principal's Award for Excellence in Leadership.
I am also the School's Mental Health Officer. I care about staff and student well-being, and I am a keen supporter of anti-bullying and anti-harassment initiatives at the university and in wider contexts. I strongly believe in the power of kindness, care and respect.
Life motto: Breathe in deeply and let your life unfold.
"The Morning Sun" by Agni Connor - this is 7-minute recording of a short story. This story is a metaphor that represents challenges we experience in life how these challenges affect us. It see it as a story of hope and personal growth.
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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A review of IATEFL 2003 Brighton Conference SelectionsELT Journal, vol. 59, no. 1, pp. 82-84Contributions to Journals: Articles
Autonomia ucznia w polskim kontekście edukacyjnym - środowisko gimnazjalne i licealneAutonomia Ucznia w Nauce Języka Obcego. Pawlak, M. (ed.). Uniwersytet im. A. MickiewiczaChapters in Books, Reports and Conference Proceedings: Chapters (Peer-Reviewed)