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Meet the team

Dr Anna Nunan

I am the Deputy Director of the ALC and I teach on many of the MA TESOL modules. I conduct research on large-scale language teaching programmes and language assessment.

Dr Ewan MacRae

I coordinate EAP Modules at UCD’S partnership colleges in China. I have research interests in survey methods in education, EAP and evidence-informed teaching.

Dr Alex Runchman

I co-coordinate two of the MA TESOL modules. I also coordinate EAP modules at UCD’s partnership colleges in China. I have research interests in IELTS, EAP, English as a Lingua Franca, and Global Englishes, especially in China.

Dr Stergiani Kostopoulou

I teach on two of the MA TESOL modules and I lead the ALC’s Pre-Master's and Pre-Sessional Pathway Programmes. I conduct research in EGP/EAP, pedagogical applications of Corpus Linguistics and Assessment.

Aoife Sheils

I look after the MA TESOL programme administration. Please feel free to contact me with any administrative or general programme queries by email or in person.

The Centre

The UCD Applied Language Centre has been offering TESOL programmes and engaged in language teacher education since 1989. In 1997, when the Daedalus Building was opened, it was the first purpose built language teaching centre in the country and remains an architecturally impressive hub in the centre of the campus. We are currently involved in a number of research projects concerning the relationship between language proficiency, academic success and employment after university, and the academic faculty are actively engaged in publishing their work.

UCD Applied Language Centre

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