Welcome To Michael Burri's Website
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I am a Lecturer in TESOL (Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages) at the University of Wollongong (UOW), Australia. My research focuses on how second language (L2) teachers learn to teach English as an additional language (especially pronunciation) and what this means for the development of their cognition (thoughts, beliefs, attitudes and knowledge) and their classroom practices. I am also interested in pronunciation pedagogy in relation to L2 learners’ intelligibility, comprehensibility, and listening comprehension; teacher-based assessment; and context-sensitive pedagogy.
Undergraduate and postgraduate courses/subjects I’m currently teaching include:
- English Pronunciation and Prosody
- Teaching English in International Contexts
- Assessing and Evaluating in TESOL Environments
- Methodology in Second Language Teaching
- Oral Communication and Pedagogy
My aim of maintaining this website is to provide resources for L2 instructors and teacher educators, as well as blog about topics and research related to L2 learning, L2 teaching and L2 teacher education in an attempt to make research more accessible to practitioners. I also hope to stimulate discussion, foster professional development and perhaps generate new research ideas and agendas.