Lorna Carson
Associate Professor in Applied Linguisti, C.L.C.S.

Biography

Lorna Carson is Associate Professor in Applied Linguistics and Director of Postgraduate Teaching and Learning in the School of Linguistic, Speech and Communication Sciences. She is the founding Director of the Trinity Centre for Asian Studies, a multidisciplinary teaching and research centre which brings together the university's expertise in Japanese, Korean and Chinese Studies. Dr Carson's research on language learning addresses issues located at the interface between individual and societal multilingualism, with particular attention to second language learning, language policy, pedagogy and assessment. Her recent work focuses on urban contexts of mobility and migration in Europe and East Asia. She holds a B.A. (Mod.), M.Phil. and Ph.D. from Trinity College Dublin, and an M.A. from the College of Europe, Bruges. In 2015 she was elected a Fellow of Trinity College Dublin. Her publications include "The Multilingual City: Vitality, Conflict and Change", co-edited with Lid King (2016, Multilingual Matters); "Language Learner Autonomy: Policy, Curriculum, Classroom", co-edited with Breffni O'Rourke (2010, Peter Lang), and "Multilingualism in Europe: A Case Study" (2003, 2005, Peter Lang). She is currently President of the Irish Association for Applied Linguistics (IRAAL). Her teaching and postgraduate supervision include second language curricula, language assessment and multilingualism.

Publications and Further Research Outputs

Peer-Reviewed Publications

Carson, Lorna, The E-Lengua Project: Using 'Pecha Kucha' to assess spoken production in English, Annual Conference of the Irish Association for Applied Linguistics, University of Limerick, 18 November 2017, 2017 Oral Presentation, 2017 TARA - Full Text

Carson, Lorna, Improving online language assessment: Using Pecha Kucha to assess spoken production in English, Caracteres. Estodios culturales y críticos de la esfera digital, 6, (2), 2017, p196 - 214 Journal Article, 2017

Lid King & Lorna Carson, Multilingual Identities: A study of attitudes towards multilingualism in three European Cities, London, The Languages Company, 2017, 1 - 107pp Book, 2017 URL URL

Multilingualism in the city: The case of Dublin in, editor(s)Lid King & Lorna Carson , Multilingual Identities: A Study of Attitudes to Multilingualism in Three European Cities, London, The Languages Company, 2017, pp36 - 48, [Daniela Modrescu & Lorna Carson] Book Chapter, 2017 URL URL

Conducting longitudinal research among adult refugees in, editor(s)Heath Rose & Jim McKinley , Doing Research in Applied Linguistics: Realities, dilemmas, and solutions, Abingdon, Oxon, Routledge, 2017, pp114 - 123, [Carson, Lorna] Book Chapter, 2017

TEANGA, The Irish Journal of Applied Linguistics, 24, (2016), 1 - 98p, Carson, Lorna, [ed.] Journal, 2016

Carson, Lorna, Fostering engagement with the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages and the European Language Portfolio: Learning from good practice in university language centres, Language Learning in Higher Education, 6, (2), 2016, p275 - 282 Journal Article, 2016

English fever: Problematising English language proficiency testing in South Korea in, editor(s)Minako O'Hagan & Qi Zhang , Conflict and Communication: A Changing Asia in A Globalising World, New York, Nova, 2016, pp1 - 20, [Carson, L.] Book Chapter, 2016 TARA - Full Text

'Multilingualism is Lived Here' in, editor(s)King, Lid & Carson, Lorna , The Multilingual City: Vitality, Conflict and Change, Bristol, Multilingual Matters, 2016, pp1 - 12, [Carson, Lorna & King, Lid] Book Chapter, 2016 TARA - Full Text

The Sights and Sounds of the Multilingual City in, editor(s)King, Lid & Carson, Lorna , The Multilingual City: Vitality, Conflict and Change, Bristol, Multilingual Matters, 2016, pp49 - 86, [Carson, Lorna] Book Chapter, 2016 TARA - Full Text

King, Lid & Carson, Lorna (eds.), The Multilingual City: Vitality, Conflict and Change, Bristol, Multilingual Matters, 2016, 1 - 232pp Book, 2016

Carson, Lorna, Perceptions of monolingualism and multilingualism, INSOLICO'12, the 12th International Conference in Sociolinguistics of the International Sociolinguistic Society in Sofia, ISOLISO, Sofia University "St. Kliment Ohridski", Bulgaria, 5 & 6 June 2015, 2015 Conference Paper, 2015

Carson, Lorna, Investigating urban multilingualism, Forward Thinking in Applied Linguistics, 40th anniversary conference of the Irish Association for Applied Linguistics (IRAAL), Trinity College Dublin, 21 November 2015, 2015 Conference Paper, 2015 URL URL

McMonagle, Sarah & Carson, Lorna, Language Diversity in Dublin: Challenging the Monolingual Habitus?, Urban Fragmentations: Borders & Identity III, Berlin, Humboldt University, 16-19 March, 2015 Conference Paper, 2015

Gibbes, M. & Carson, L., Project-based language learning: An activity theory analysis, Innovation in Language Learning and Teaching, 8, (2), 2014, p171 - 189 Journal Article, 2014 URL DOI

Carson, L., Understanding and develping plurilingual resources for the multilingual classroom, Seminar to mark International Mother Tongue Day, Drumcondra Education Centre, 13 February, 2014, ELSTA, English Language Support Teachers' Association Invited Talk, 2014

Language Learning in Higher Education, 4, 2, (2014), 257 - 505p, Carson, Lorna & Heath Rose, [Guest Editors], Special Issue Journal, 2014

Carson, L., McMonagle, S. & Murphy, D., Multilingualism in Dublin: LUCIDE City Report, London, The London School of Economics and Political Science, 2014 Report, 2014 TARA - Full Text

McMonagle, S. & Carson, L., Language diversity in Dublin: In search of a prefix, Paper presented at the 3rd LINEE+ Conference: Linguistic and cultural diversity in space and time, Dubrovnik, 28-30 April, 2014 Conference Paper, 2014

Rose, Heath & Lorna Carson, Focus on East Asia: Language learning and teaching, Language Learning in Higher Education, 4, (2), 2014, p257 - 270 Journal Article, 2014 TARA - Full Text

Carson, L., English and internationalization in the context of university language centres, Paper presented at the Annual Conference of the Association of University Language Centres in the UK and Ireland, University College Dublin, 9-10 January, 2014 Conference Paper, 2014

Carson, Lorna , LUCIDE Toolkit: Learning New Languages, 2014, - 1-16 Miscellaneous, 2014 URL TARA - Full Text

Carson, Lorna, Plenary address: Towards 'ordinary multilingualism': In life and in the language classroom., 22nd International Symposium on Theoretical and Applied Linguistics, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece, 24-26 April, 2014 Invited Talk, 2014

An exploration of the roles of English in societal and individual multilingualism in Korea in, editor(s)Bertoni, Roberto , EurKorea 2013: European Perspectives of Korea, Turin, Trauben, 2014, pp2 - 25, [Carson, L.] Book Chapter, 2014

Perspectives on Korea within and from contemporary Europe: The cases of Italy and Ireland. in, editor(s)Bertoni, R. , Scorci di Korea/Views on Korea, Turin, Trauben, 2013, pp2 - 13, [Carson, L.] Book Chapter, 2013

Carson, L., The roles of English in the Korean language testing landscape, Paper presented at the 5th Annual Conference of the Asia Studies Ireland Association, Dublin City University, 16-17 November, 2013 Conference Paper, 2013

Carson, L., The LUCIDE network: Languages in Urban Communities - Integration and Diversity for Europe., European Journal of Applied Linguistics, 1, (2), 2013, p305 - 312 Journal Article, 2013

Carson, Lorna; Riordan, Emma; Ruane, Mary; Rose, Heath; Opitz, Conny; Flynn, Colin: Ó hIfearnáin, Tadhg; Murtagh, Lelia; Sheekey, Peter; Murphy, Deirdre; Do, Eun Jun, 5th AILA-Europe Junior Research Meeting in Applied Linguistics, 18-20 June 2013, 2013, Dublin Meetings /Conferences Organised, 2013

Carson, L., Cumann na Teangeolaíochta Feidhmí / Irish Association for Applied Linguistics (IRAAL), European Journal of Applied Linguistics, 1, (2), 2013, p293 - 304 Journal Article, 2013

Carson, L., Affordances and challenges for language learning and use in urban contexts: The LUCIDE project, Paper presented at the UME 2013 Conference on Urban Multilingualism and Education, Universiteit Gent, Belgium, March, 2013 Conference Paper, 2013

Carson, L. & Do, E.-J., Establishing a Korean language programme in a European Higher Education context: Rationale, curriculum and assessment procedures, Language Learning in Higher Education, 3, (1), 2013, p151 - 171 Journal Article, 2013

Minority language use in Ireland: The Time feature in, Singleton, D., Fishman, J., Aronin, L., O Laoire, M. , Current Multilingualism: A New Linguistic Dispensation , Berlin, Mouton de Gruyter, 2013, pp121 - 138, [Singleton, D., Aronin, L. & Carson, L.] Book Chapter, 2013 URL

Carson, L., English language learning in South Korea: Social, educational and economic significance, Paper presented at the EURKOREA 2013 Conference, Trinity College Dublin, 7-9 November, 2013 Conference Paper, 2013

Carson, L., The role of drama in task-based learning: Agency, identity and autonomy, Scenario Journal for Drama and Theatre in Foreign and Second Language Education, 6, (2), 2012, p46 - 59 Journal Article, 2012 URL

Carson, L. & Murphy, D., Design and implementation of dramatic tasks in an English for Academic Purposes programme, Language Learning in Higher Education The Journal of the European Confederation of Language Centres in Higher Education (CercleS) , 1, (1), 2012, p127 - 142 Journal Article, 2012 DOI URL

Carson, L. , The Motivational Role of Goal-Setting: An Ethnographic Study of Adult Refugees Learning English in Ireland, Berlin, LAP, 2012, 359pp Book, 2012

Carson, L., Multilingualism in Urban Contexts: Affordances and Challenges, Paper presented at the Anéla 2012 Applied Linguistics Conference, Lunteren, Netherlands, May, 2012 Conference Paper, 2012

Carson, L., Home language use by primary school children in Dublin, Paper presented at the XXIX AESLA Conference, University of Salamanca, Spain, May, 2011 Conference Paper, 2011

Carson, L., Portfolio learning in the English language classroom: What, why and how in the case of the European Language Portfolio, ELTA Journal, Ultimate Teacher, 2, 2011, p2 - 12 Journal Article, 2011

O'Rourke, B. & Carson, L. (2010). , Language learner autonomy: Policy, curriculum, classroom, Oxford, Peter Lang, 2010, 413pp Book, 2010 URL

Carson, L. & O'Rourke, B. (2010). Language and learners, interdependence and autonomy in, editor(s)O'Rourke, B. & Carson, L. , Language learner autonomy: Policy, curriculum, classroom, Oxford, Peter Lang, 2010, ppxix - xxv, [Carson, L. & O'Rourke, B.] Book Chapter, 2010 URL

Carson, L. & Extra, G. (2010), Multilingualism in Dublin: Home language use among primary school children, report on a pilot survey, Dublin: Centre for Language and Communication Studies, 2010, 67 Report, 2010 TARA - Full Text

Carson, L. (2010). Innovation and Autonomy in an Institution-wide Language Programme in, editor(s)O'Rourke, B. & Carson, L. , Language learner autonomy: Policy, curriculum, classroom, Oxford, Peter Lang, 2010, pp151 - 170, [Carson, L. ] Book Chapter, 2010 URL

(ed.), Language learner autonomy: Myth, magic or miracle? , Proceedings of the international conference, 'From Teaching to Learning: Current Trends in English Language Teaching', Macedonia, April, 2010, 77 - 100 p Proceedings of a Conference, 2010 TARA - Full Text

Carson, L., Plurilingualism in Dublin: Immigrant languages at home and at school, 11th International CercleS Conference, 2-4 September 2010, Helsinki, Finland, 2010 Conference Paper, 2010

Carson, L., Learner/teacher autonomy in EFL curriculum design: the challenge for EAP language support, 7th Asian EFL Journal International Conference, Busan, Korea, April, 2009 Conference Paper, 2009

Carson, L., Language Movements and Activism: Pride and Prejudice in Ulster, Paper delivered at the Ulster Scots Seminar: Linguistic, Literary and Cultural Perspectives, Trinity College Dublin, February, 2009 Conference Paper, 2009

O'Leary, D. & Carson, L., Foreign languages in Irish post-primary education: Provision, participation and performance, LPLL Conference: Language Policy and Language Learning: New Paradigms and New Challenges, University of Limerick, June, 2009 Conference Paper, 2009

Carson, L., Assessing an Institution-Wide Language Programme using the European Language Portfolio and the Common European Framework of Reference, 10th International CercleS Conference, Seville, Spain, 2008 Conference Paper, 2008

Carson, L., Relating to the host community: Adult refugees learning English, Paper delivered at the 15th World Congress of Applied Linguistics (AILA), University of Duisburg-Essen, Germany, August, 2008 Conference Paper, 2008

Carson, L. (2008), A Case Study of an Adult Refugee Learning English in Ireland, The English Language Teaching and Learning Landscape, Proceedings of the 2nd CELC Symposium for English Language Teachers: Bridging Research and Pedagogy, University of Singapore, 29th May-1st June, edited by Wu S. M., T. R. F. Tupas, Chew M. L., M. L. C. Sadorra, C. Varaprasad , 2008, pp149 - 162 Conference Paper, 2008

Carson, L., Assessment in an institution-wide modern languages programme: using the Common European Framework of Reference, Paper presented at the 3rd International Conference of the Association of Language Testers in Europe (ALTE), University of Cambridge, April, 2008 Conference Paper, 2008

Carson, L. (2008), Refugee Agency and Autonomy in English Language Acquisition, Translocations: The Irish Migration, Race and Social Transformation Review, 3, (1), 2008 Journal Article, 2008 URL TARA - Full Text DOI

Singleton, D., Aronin, L., & Carson, L., Minority Language Use in Ireland: The Time Feature, Paper delivered at the 11th International Conference on Minority Languages, 2007, Pécs, Hungary, 2007 Conference Paper, 2007

Carson, L., Autonomy and Language Learning: A Case Study of an Adult Refugee Learning English in Ireland, Paper presented at the 2nd International CELC Conference, June, 2007, National University of Singapore, 2007 Conference Paper, 2007

Carson, L. (2007), Relatedness and learner autonomy: a case study of an adult refugee learning English, Reflections on English Language Teaching, 6, (2), 2007, p21 - 38 Journal Article, 2007 URL TARA - Full Text

Carson, L. , Multilingualism in Europe: A Case Study, 2nd edn, Brussels, Peter Lang, 2005, 118pp Book, 2005 URL

Non-Peer-Reviewed Publications

Carson, Lorna. Invited guest lecture., Motivational goal-setting: How to use the many resources contained within the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages., International Symposium "The Future of Foreign Language Education in a Global World: Exploring Motivation and Autonomy, University of Toyama, Japan, 19 February, 2017, Center for International Education and Research, University of Toyama Invited Talk, 2017

Carson, Lorna, Plenary talk: Migration, diversity, and maintaining home languages, Celebrating Multilingualism in Ireland , NUI Galway, 23 April, 2016 Invited Talk, 2016

Carson, L., Keynote lecture. Ordinary Multilingualism: Exploring the interface between the language classroom and life beyond the classroom., German Teachers' Association of Ireland Annual Conference, Deutschlernen fürs Leben, nicht nur für die Schule, Trinity College Dublin, 15 November, 2014, Gesellschaft der Deutschlehrer Irlands Invited Talk, 2014

Carson, L., Keynote address, Learner autonomy and its 'benefits' for ESOL students, National Adult Literacy Agency ESOL Conference, All Hallows College, Dublin, 9 June, 2011, NALA Invited Talk, 2011

Carson, L., Applied Linguistics in Ireland: A changing landscape , Report delivered at the XXIX AESLA Conference, AILA-Europe panel, University of Salamanca, Spain, May, 2011 Conference Paper, 2011

Carson, L., Multilingualism in Dublin, IRAAL Public Lecture in partnership with Dublin City Council Office for Integration, Pearse Street Library, 9 May, 2011, IRAAL/Dublin City Council Invited Talk, 2011

Carson, L., Invited plenary address: The role of drama in task-based learning, "Plot me no plots": Theatre in university language teaching, Università degli Studi di Padova, Italy, 14-15 October, 2011 Invited Talk, 2011

Carson, L. (2010), Invited keynote address: Language Learner Autonomy, International conference "From Teaching to Learning: Current Trends in English Language Teaching, South East European University, Macedonia, April, 2010 Invited Talk, 2010

Carson, L., Invited talk, The CEFR and the ELP in an Institution-Wide Language Programme, University College Dublin, Applied Language Centre, May, 2009 Invited Talk, 2009

Carson, L., Sadlier, L., Grehan, C., Invited talk, Language learning, teaching and assessment: A brief insight into the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages, Centre for Deaf Studies Public Talk Series, Trinity College Dublin, 10 December, 2009 Invited Talk, 2009

Carson, L., Invited plenary lecture, French Teachers' Association of Ireland National Conference, All Hallows College Dublin, October, 2008 Invited Talk, 2008 URL TARA - Full Text

Coghe, Jean-Noël. , Rory Gallagher, Cork, Mercier (Translated from the original French by Lorna Carson and Brian Steer), 2002 Book, 2002

Research Expertise

Description

My research focuses on multilingualism and language learning. I mostly employ qualitative methods in my work to understand the features and contexts of individual and societal multilingualism, and to investigate successful individual language learning and programme provision in European and East Asian contexts. Given the centrality of language to human identity, interaction and social activity, multilingualism encompasses a broad spectrum of cultural, political and social norms. The key themes in my research include: . Formal language learning provision and the language classroom (policy and pedagogy) . Tools for successful language programme specification and delivery, including the Council of Europe's Common European Framework of Reference, the European Language Portfolio . Assessment and certification in second/foreign language development . Provision of and participation in language learning throughout the lifespan (home languages, minority, heritage, second/foreign, etc.).

Projects

  • Title
    • E-LENGUA
  • Summary
    • The E-LENGUA project (2015-2018) is funded by the European Commission's Erasmus+ programme, and investigates how to optimize the use of ICTs in language learning and teaching. The universities in this consortium are the University of Salamanca, the University of Poitiers, the University of Heidelberg, the University of Coimbra, the University of Cairo, the University of Bologna and Trinity College Dublin. The research team from Trinity College (Lorna Carson, Breffni O'Rourke and Alison Moore) are investigating how to improve online assessment of language proficiency, particularly in virtual learning environments.
  • Funding Agency
    • European Commission
  • Date From
    • 2015
  • Title
    • Jean Monnet Network, European Identity, Culture, Exchanges and Multilingualism
  • Summary
    • European identity formation is identified as an overarching theme with three dimensions of more focused research (patterns of European identity and citizenship among students studying courses in the area of EU Studies eliminating the constraint of knowledge deficit and information about European affairs), identities in urban contexts (the European multilingual city) and the issue of emerging new European young researchers' identities (exchanges and doctoral studies - an international study of processes and outcomes in the EU). A core task of the network is to build knowledge and become a reference point for researchers in these EU-related themes. The target group of the JM Network are young researchers (doctorate students, potential doctorate students and young researchers who have obtained a PhD degree in the past 5 years). Their profile is not limited to EU Studies departments. The Network aims at involving doctorate students and young researchers from different scientific areas through the open calls for participation and through inviting doctorate students from other scientific fields. The Network will run 3 summer schools as well as a range of events (seminars, workshops, conferences and final conference). The co-teaching activities are developed with the view of enhancing academic exchanges and cooperation.
  • Funding Agency
    • European Commission
  • Date From
    • September 2014
  • Date To
    • August 2017
  • Title
    • LUCIDE | Languages in Urban Contexts - Integration and Diversity for Europe
  • Summary
    • The LUCIDE network is a consortium of European university and city partners with experience in researching multilingualism in urban settings, representing 13 European cities and two leading partner institutions in Canada (OLBI) and Australia (University of Melbourne). I am the work package leader for LUCIDE's research activities, coordinating a team of 60 researchers across the network in primary and secondary data collection. Through the network's workshops, city reports, seminars and other activities, LUCIDE aims to suggest some viable and convincing policy directions for the range of cities involved in its network where what is often described as a negative (the 'problem' of diversity) may be viewed as a solution for the future, with an impact beyond the partners and cities involved. (Funded by the European Commission Lifelong Learning Programme, KA2, 2011 - 2014.) Website: www.urbanlanguages.eu
  • Funding Agency
    • European Commission
  • Date From
    • Dec 2011
  • Date To
    • Nov 2014
  • Title
    • Investigating the Korean multilingual landscape.
  • Summary
    • Empirical study of the Korean semiotic landscape. The project is located within the interdisciplinary field of linguistic landscaping. It problematizes what is often taken for granted, indeed ignored, in the urban multilingual landscape. The study takes English and other European language borrowings as a principal unit of analysis, and investigates their usage in the visual public spaces of four key spheres: education, public/civic sphere, economic and community/private sphere. Some of the findings of this research project are published in: Carson, L. (2014), An exploration of the roles of English in societal and individual multilingualism in Korea, in R. Bertoni (Ed.) and Carson, L. (forthcoming book chapter), English fever: Problematising English language proficiency testing in South Korea.
  • Funding Agency
    • The Academy of Korean Studies/한국학중앙연구원
  • Date From
    • June 2013
  • Date To
    • August 2013
  • Title
    • Multilingualism in Northern British Columbia: People, Place and Belonging
  • Summary
    • This project examines multilingual policy and practices in Northern British Columbia, employing a mixed-methods research design, including archival research, investigation of linguistic landscape and ethnographic research. Conducted during my research sabbatical at the University of Northern British Columbia in 2012, the project gathered primary data on the connections and interaction between diverse language varieties and communities in the city of Prince George and surrounding area.
  • Funding Agency
    • International Council for Canadian Studies
  • Date From
    • 2012
  • Date To
    • 2013
  • Title
    • Multilingual Cities Project
  • Summary
    • DUBLIN: MULTILINGUAL CITY. This investigation is the first survey of the vitality of immigrant languages spoken by children in Ireland, reporting on a sample of national school pupils from two schools in Dublin. The project is a replication of a well-known and pioneering Europe-wide survey: the Multilingual Cities Project (Extra & Yağmur, 2004). The original project, coordinated by Prof. Extra (Tilburg University) in collaboration with linguistic experts from universities in each country, investigated immigrant languages amongst primary age children in six European cities (Göteborg, Hamburg, The Hague, Brussels, Lyon and Madrid). The project has recently been launched in Vienna and in the Baltic States. The survey employs a quantitative methodology. A computer-readable questionnaire is administered to pupils, asking questions about (i) language proficiency, (ii) language dominance, (iii) language choice and (iv) language preference, at school and home. Most studies of immigrant minority languages in Europe have focussed on one particular country, or on one particular language at national or European level (e.g. Arabic, Turkish). Few studies have taken both a crossnational and crosslinguistic perspective on the status and use of immigrant minority languages. Language profiles and language vitality indexes were compiled for the various language communities. The report on the findings of the pilot phase of the project were published in 2010, in co-authorship with Professor Guus Extra (Tilburg, NL).
  • Funding Agency
    • TCD Start-up fund
  • Date From
    • 2008
  • Date To
    • 2010
  • Title
    • Minority Language Use in Ireland: The Time Feature
  • Summary
    • This innovative empirical project investigated the language practices of multilingual immigrants in Ireland, with particular emphasis on the time feature and how the use of home languages and other languages interact and intersect in daily life. The project set out to introduce time as a parameter for research in sociolinguistic and multilingual studies and to progress the study of language diversity in Dublin. The findings of the project are published in Singleton, Aronin and Carson (2013).
  • Date From
    • 2006
  • Date To
    • 2007

Keywords

Asian Studies; ASSESSMENT; Autonomy in Language Learning; Curriculum Development; Language and Immigration in Ireland; Language Policy; Motivation; Multilingualism; Urban Studies

Recognition

Representations

President, Irish Association for Applied Linguistics (IRAAL) Since 2014

Guest Editor (with Heath Rose) of Language Learning in Higher Education. Special Issue on East Asian languages in Higher Education. 2014

The Academy of Korean Studies, Republic of Korea, Fellowship Program June/July 2013

Invited visiting scholar, University of Northern British Columbia, Canada (Department of Anthropology) Sept/Oct 2012

External Examiner, Foreign Language Electives, Applied Languages Centre, University College Dublin 2011-2014

Invited visiting professor, Tomsk Polytechnic University, Russian Federation May 2012

Irish Association for Applied Linguistics (IRAAL), Member of the National Executive Committee. 2009-2014

Committee member, AILA Research Network on Learner Autonomy in Language Learning (ReNLA) 2012-2015

IRAAL representative, AILA-Europe network (Association Internationale de Linguistique Appliquée/International Association of Applied Linguistics) 2011

Advisory Board, European Journal of Applied Linguistics Since 2012

Manuscript reviewer for Multilingual Matters, Innovation in Language Learning and Teaching, the International Journal of Bilingualism, the Journal of Language, Culture and Curriculum, Language Learning in Higher Education. Book endorsement, Routledge

Awards and Honours

Fellow of Trinity College 2015

Japan Foundation, Grant for Intellectual Exchange Conferences 2016

Trinity Long Room Hub Research Incentive Scheme 2014

The Academy of Korean Studies, funded Visiting Fellowship 2013

Korea Foundation, Grant for the Employment of Teaching Staff in Korean Studies, School of Linguistic, Speech and Communication Sciences 2013/14

Korea Foundation, Grant for the Employment of Teaching Staff in Korean Studies, School of Linguistic, Speech and Communication Sciences 2012/13

Japan Foundation, Grant Program for Japanese-language Education Activities awarded to CLCS Language Modules 2012/13, 2013/14

International Council for Canadian Studies, Faculty Research Program 2012

Trinity College Dublin, Arts and Social Sciences Benefactions Fund 2012

IRCHSS Government of Ireland Scholar 2003-2006

Ussher Scholar, Trinity College Dublin 2002

British Government College of Europe Scholarship 1999

French Government Bronze Medal, Department of French, Trinity College Dublin 1998

Ireland Fund of France Award (Chryss O'Reilly Endowment for Cultural Development) 1997

Memberships

Irish Association for Applied Linguistics

Conseil Européen pour les Langues/European Language Council

CercleS (Confédération Européenne des Centres de Langues de l'Enseignement Supérieur)

AILA & AILA-Europe

Irish Federation of University Teachers

Association of University Language Centres