15th International Conference on Applied Linguistics

Cross-curricular Approaches to Language Education 

23-25 November 2012 

Dr Richard Fay

Dr Richard Fay has been a language teacher educator for TESOL practitioners in the School of Education at the University of Manchester since 1994. He specialises in intercultural aspects of language education, the use of literary texts in language teaching, and researcher education for TESOL practitioners undertaking their MA-based professional development. He is also programme director for a new MA in Intercultural Communication. From 1995-2004, he represented Manchester in a collaboration with the Hellenic Open University through which the HOU's MA TEFL was established. It was on this collaboration that he based his PhD (2004) which made use of a narrative methodology. He currently supervises narratively-framed doctoral studies in TESOL and more widely. His own narrative research continues through a teacher training project in Spain (with the University of Cordoba) and a life-story project related to Ladino-speaking Sephardic Jews in Bulgaria. He is co-investigator of an AHRC project entitled "researching multilingually".