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Dr. Bronagh Catibusic
Assistant Professor, C.L.C.S.

Biography

Dr Bronagh Catibusic is an Assistant Professor in Applied Linguistics (TESOL) in the Centre for Language and Communication Studies. She holds a B.A. (Hons.) in English Studies, an M.Phil. in Applied Linguistics, and a Ph.D. from Trinity College Dublin. She has previously lectured on the teaching of English as an Additional Language (EAL) in Dublin City University. She has also been involved in research for the Council of Europe, the National College of Ireland, and several NGOs on issues pertaining to language and migration. Her research and publications relate to language acquisition and pedagogy, curriculum and assessment, plurilingual and intercultural education, and migration studies. She also has a long record of community-based outreach with refugees and migrants in Ireland.

Publications and Further Research Outputs

Peer-Reviewed Publications

Syrian refugee resettlement in Ireland: an overview of issues relating to language, cultural identity, and diversity in host communities beyond the metropolis in, editor(s)Carson, Lorna, Kwok, George Chung Kam, and Caroline Smyth , Language and identity in the European Union: the multilingual city and its citizens, Oxford., Peter Lang, 2020, pp105-124 , [Catibusic, Bronagh] Book Chapter, 2020 DOI

Catibusic, Bronagh, Gallagher, Fiona and Shadi Karazi, Syrian voices: an exploration of the language learning needs and integration supports for adult Syrian refugees in Ireland, International Journal of Inclusive Education, 23, 2019, p1 - 19 Journal Article, 2019 DOI

Beyond ESOL provision: Perspectives on language, intercultural and integration support for Syrian refugees in Ireland in, editor(s)Mishan, Freda , ESOL provision in the UK and Ireland: Challenges and opportunities, Bern, 2019, pp287-314 , [Catibusic, Bronagh, Gallagher, Fiona and Shadi Karazi] Book Chapter, 2019 DOI

An investigation of ESOL provision for adult Syrian refugees in Ireland: voices of support providers in, editor(s)Mishan, Freda , ESOL provision in the UK and Ireland: Challenges and opportunities, Bern, 2019, pp133-154 , [Catibusic, Bronagh, Gallagher, Fiona and Shadi Karazi] Book Chapter, 2019 DOI

Catibusic, Bronagh, Minority language development in early childhood: a study of siblings acquiring Bosnian and English in Ireland, TEANGA, the Journal of the Irish Association for Applied Linguistics, (10), 2019, p139-161 Journal Article, 2019 DOI

Catibusic, Bronagh, DCU MELLIE storytelling project, Asylum Narratives Colloquium, DCU St. Patrick's Campus, 29 September, 2017 Oral Presentation, 2017

Catibusic, Bronagh, Early childhood multilingualism: supporting families and communities, Multilingualism in the Early Years Conference, Dublin Institute of Technology, 18 May, 2017 Oral Presentation, 2017

Catibusic-Finnegan, Bronagh, Supporting multilingual children's literacy development, MLM - Make Literacy Meaningful, Erasmus+, 2017 Report, 2017 URL

Catibusic-Finnegan, Bronagh, Supporting language acquisition in multilingual environments, MLM - Make Literacy Meaningful, Erasmus+, 2017 Report, 2017 URL

Catibusic, Bronagh, Volunteering with refugees in Slavonski Brod, Croatia, Linguistic Integration of Adult Migrants (LIAM) Co-ordination meeting, Council of Europe, Council of Europe, Paris, 2 February, 2016 Oral Presentation, 2016

Catibusic, Bronagh, Supporting multilingualism: building relationships with migrant parents, European Centre for Modern Languages: Supporting Multilingual Classrooms, Marino Institute of Education, 10 June, 2016 Oral Presentation, 2016

Catibusic, Bronagh, Welcome to Europe? For refugees on the Balkan route, Irish Refugee Council AGM, Dublin, 5 March, 2016 Oral Presentation, 2016

Catibusic, Bronagh, The Bosnian community in Ireland after Dayton. Bosnia in the Aftermath of the Dayton Agreement, 1995-2015., Maynooth Centre for European and Eurasian Studies., Maynooth University., 18 December, 2015 Oral Presentation, 2015

Catibusic, Bronagh, The acquisition of English as a second language among children from immigrant backgrounds in Ireland, 5th International Conference on Foreign Language and Applied Linguistics, International Burch University, Sarajevo, 7 May, 2015 Oral Presentation, 2015

Catibusic, Bronagh and David Little, Immigrant pupils learn English: a CEFR-related empirical study of L2 development, Cambridge, Cambridge University Press, 2014, 1-322pp Book, 2014 DOI

Investigating the development of immigrant pupils' English L2 oral skills in Irish primary schools in, editor(s)Little, David, Leung, Constant, and Piet Van Avermaet , Managing diversity in education: languages, policies, pedagogies, Bristol, Multilingual Matters, 2013, pp111-131 , [Catibusic, Bronagh] Book Chapter, 2013 DOI

Catibusic, Bronagh, The English Language Proficiency Benchmarks in Irish primary schools, Council of Europe Intergovernmental Seminar 'Meeting the challenge of multilingual classrooms: exploiting plurilingual repertoires, managing transitions and developing proficiency in the language(s) of schooling', Council of Europe. Strasbourg, 7 March, 2012 Oral Presentation, 2012

Catibusic, Bronagh, Investigating the acquisition of English L2 in Irish primary schools, Trinity Immigration Initiative Conference, Trinity College Dublin, 1 July, 2010 Oral Presentation, 2010

Catibusic, Bronagh, The Primary European Language Portfolio, English Language Support Teachers' Association Seminar, Dublin, 6 March, 2010 Oral Presentation, 2010

Catibusic, Bronagh, ESL acquisition in the primary school, Language for life: A Symposium in the honour of Professor David Little, Trinity College Dublin, 13 December, 2008 Oral Presentation, 2008

Little, David, Lazenby Simpson, Barbara and Bronagh Finnegan-Ćatibu ić, 'EAL post-primary assessment kit', Dublin, Department of Education and Skills, 2007, - Test or assessment, 2007

Little, David, Lazenby Simpson, Barbara and Bronagh Finnegan-Ćatibu ić, 'Primary school assessment kit', Dublin, Department of Education and Skills, 2007, - Test or assessment, 2007

Catibusic, Bronagh, The acquisition of English as a second language in primary schools, Trinity Immigration Initiative Migration Research Fair, Trinity College Dublin, 24 September, 2007 Oral Presentation, 2007

Finnegan-Catibusic, Bronagh, A case of early childhood bilingualism: the acquisition of two languages in a monolingual environment, CLCS Occasional Paper, No.65, Trinity College Dublin, 2006, 1-114pp Book, 2006