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CALS and SPhD in TESOL Postgraduate Research Conference and Summer School 26th May 2016

CALS / Structured PhD in TESOL Postgraduate Research Conference and Summer School 26th June 2016 Location: The Pavilion, UL Camp

CALS / Structured PhD in TESOL Postgraduate Research Conference and Summer School


Location: The Pavilion, UL Campus

Organising Committee: Úna Clancy, Muireann Prendergast, Yanuar Dwi Prastyo, Mansour Alamaar 




9.00 - 9.15




9.15 - 9.30


Welcome and Opening

Prof. Helen Kelly-Holmes, Director of CALS


9.30 – 9.50

MALL in theory and practice: an overview of the past and discussion of the future

Martin Mullen (CALS)


9.50 -10.10

Effects of Cooperative Learning in Improving Student Teacher’s Communicative Competence in Indonesia.

Yanuar Dwi Prastyo  (SPhD in TESOL/CALS)

10.10 -10.30               

An Investigation into the Relationship between Fetal Sound Perception and Early Language Acquisition.

Úna Clancy (CALS)



Coffee and Poster Session



The Effectiveness of Group Work vs. Individual Writing: A Case Study to Compare Group Work with Individual Writing in Class to Improve Essay Writing for Male Saudi ESL Learners

Mansour Nasser Alammar (SPhD in TESOL/CALS)


Humor Registrado: A Multimodal Discourse Analysis of Political Cartoons During Argentina’s Last Military Dictatorship 1982-1983

Muireann Prendergast (CALS)


“English only, please”: code-switching vs L1 use in the classroom

Bárbara Hernandes ( (MA TESOL University College Dublin)



Keynote: Tales of the highs and lows of four years of research on 55 million words of learner exam scripts.

Dr Anne O’Keeffe, Mary Immaculate College, Limerick


13.00 -14.00


Lunch, Pavilion Restaurant



Ask the right questions to get the right answers

Christopher McLaughlin (MA TESOL, University College Dublin)

14.20 -14.45

Theoretical evolution in contrastive linguistics: future implications in contrastive linguistic theory.

Niall Curry (CALS)

14.45- 15.05

An investigation into a phonologically-based and speech therapy-informed approach to pronunciation teaching in the English as a Foreign Language (EFL) Classroom.

Seán D. O’Connell (CALS)


From dialogic reflection to action in a multicultural and multilingual post-primary context.

Joanna Baumgart (CALS)



Coffee Break



Using Discourse Completion Tasks as a method for examining compliments and compliment-responses

John Kinane (CALS)

16.00- 16.20

Frequency, Structures, Functions and Moves of Lexical Bundles in Digital Game Forum

Aylar Fallah Vazirabad (CALS)

16.20 -16.40

The Effectiveness of Using Films in Second Language Vocabulary Acquisition

Mohammad Alolayan (CALS)



Presentation of Prize for Best Poster and Closing