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Christine Leahy

Principal Lecturer

School of Arts & Humanities

Staff Group(s)
Nottingham Institute of Languages and Intercultural Communication

Role

Dr Christine Leahy is the Manager for the University Language Programme (ULP) and German Subject Leader for the ULP.  She teaches German for advanced learners and contributes to the MA course in English Language Teaching. Christine is a Senior Fellow of the Higher Education Academy.

Career overview

Before moving to the ULP full time, Christine contributed to the BA course in modern languages. She was German subject leader as well as German year-abroad co-ordinator. She taught various language and thematic modules on the German degree course.

Research areas

Christine’s research interests concentrate on language learning and technology.

External activity

Publications

Book Chapter

Leahy, C. 2020. Student concerns about their stay abroad: a comparison between British and German student concerns before and after their stay abroad.  In: Salin, S., Hall, D. and Hampton, C. (eds), Perspectives on the year abroad: a selection of papers from YAC2018. Research-publishing.net. Permalink:  https://doi.org/10.14705/rpnet.2020.39.9782490057573

Published paper

The Time Abroad Project – German and British Students’ Expectations for their Stay Abroad. Journal of English Studies, issue 16, pp.

Studying language learning opportunities afforded by a collaborative CALL task, Leahy C, IAFOR Journal of Language Learning, 2016, pp. 14-32.

Leahy, C., 2012. Learner behaviour in a collaborative task-based CALL activity. In L. Bradley and S. Thouësny (Eds.) EUROCALL Conference Gothenburg, Sweden. CALL: using, learning, knowing. Dublin, Ireland: Research-publishing.net, 2012, pp. 167-171.  Accessed at http://research-publishing.net/publication/chapters/978-1-908416-03-2/Leahy_46.pdf

Electronic role-play as a manifestation of open task computer-assisted language learning: a case study (PhD thesis). Leahy CBL, 2011, Nottingham Trent University

Learner activities in a collaborative CALL task. Leahy C, Computer Assisted Language Learning, 2008, 21 (3), 253-268 Available from Taylor Francis Online

Introducing ICT to teachers of an institution-wide language programme: principal considerations. Leahy C, The JALT CALL Journal, 2006, 2 (3), 3-14

Researching language learning processes in open CALL settings for advanced learners. Leahy C, Computer Assisted Language Learning, 2004, 17 (3-4), 289-313

Observations in the computer room: L2 output and learner behaviour. Leahy C, ReCALL, 2004, 16 (1), 124-144

Bilingual negotiation via e-mail: an international project. Leahy C, Computer Assisted Language Learning, 2001, 14 (1), 15-42

Motivational factors and student attitudes in language specific classes with advanced learners of German. Leahy C, German as a Foreign Language, 2000, 3

Student centred legal language study. Leahy C, Computer Assisted Language Learning, 1998, 11 (3), 289-308

Conference contributions

“Institution-wide approach to the move to online learning and its practical application. Negotiating between theory and practice”, AULC, University of Leeds, 2021.

“Online language teaching – From “Just-in-time” delivery towards sustainable syllabus design”, Plenary paper at NLC Good Practice Day, NTU, 2021.

“Application of the CEFR descriptors to the provision of Arabic language classes delivered within the framework of the IWLP at NTU”; Shared conference paper presented by Jumana Ghannam & Christine Leahy, King’s College London, 2019.

“Student concerns about their stay abroad. A comparison between British and German student concerns before and after their time abroad”; Newcastle University, 2018.

“Introducing self-study language learning software to the provision of the university-wide language programme. Integration of materials and uptake by learners”; AULC conference in Sheffield, Sheffield Hallam University, 2018.

Learner behaviour in a collaborative task-based CALL activity, Leahy C, 2012, In L. Bradley and S. Thouësny(Eds.) EUROCALL Conference Gothenburg, Sweden. CALL: using, learning, knowing. Dublin, Ireland: Research-publishing.net, 2012, pp. 167-171.

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