Freda Mishan

Lecturer Ph.D.,BA.,

 
researcher

Biography

                      

Freda Mishan is course director of the  MA TESOL and PhD TESOL at the University of Limerick, Ireland. Her publications and research are mainly in the fields of blended learning and materials development. Publications include Materials Development for TESOL (2015, co-authored with Ivor Timmis ) Designing Authenticity into Language Learning Materials (2005), three co-edited books and chapters in recent volumes such as Developing Materials for Language Teaching and The Cambridge Guide to Blended Learning for Language Teaching. She is also editor of the Materials Development Association (MATSDA) journal, Folio. Her other research interests and publications include Problem-based learning. 

                      
                      

Freda Mishan is course director of the  MA TESOL and PhD TESOL at the University of Limerick, Ireland. Her publications and research are mainly in the fields of blended learning and materials development. Publications include Materials Development for TESOL (2015, co-authored with Ivor Timmis ) Designing Authenticity into Language Learning Materials (2005), three co-edited books and chapters in recent volumes such as Developing Materials for Language Teaching and The Cambridge Guide to Blended Learning for Language Teaching. She is also editor of the Materials Development Association (MATSDA) journal, Folio. Her other research interests and publications include Problem-based learning. 

                      

Research Interests

                       Materials development. Blended learning. Digital learning. Problem-based learning.                      

Books

  Year Publication
2005 Designing Authenticity into Language Learning Materials.
Mishan, F (2005) Designing Authenticity into Language Learning Materials. UK: Intellect books. [Details]
2015 Materials Development for TESOL.
Mishan, F and Timmis, I (2015) Materials Development for TESOL. Edinburgh, Scotland: Edinburgh University Press. [Details]

Book Chapters

  Year Publication
1996 'Subject-Language Integration in LSP Course Design'
Mishan, F (1996) 'Subject-Language Integration in LSP Course Design' In: Issues in Languages for Specific Purposes: Theoretical approaches and practical applications. [Details]
2004 'A Task-based Approach to Web Authoring for Learning Languages'
Mishan, F (2004) 'A Task-based Approach to Web Authoring for Learning Languages' In: ICT and Language Learning: Integrating Pedagogy and Practice. [Details]
2007 'Chat: `an emergent language variety' - but how useful for language learning?'
Mishan, F (2007) 'Chat: `an emergent language variety' - but how useful for language learning?' In: New Learning Environments for Language Learning, KFU series, Volume 28. KFU series, Bremen. [Details]
2008 'Genesis of an organic, universal, online coursebook (OUO)'
Mishan, F (2008) 'Genesis of an organic, universal, online coursebook (OUO)' In: Readings on ELT Materials III. [Details]
2008 'Materials Used in Western Europe'
Mishan, F; Prodromou, L (2008) 'Materials Used in Western Europe' In: Materials in Use A Critical Review of English Language Learning Materials. [Details]
2010 'Designing authentic tasks in the digital era'
Freda Mishan (2010) 'Designing authentic tasks in the digital era' In: Perspectives on Language Learning Materials Development. London: Peter Lang. [Details]
2010 'Withstanding washback: Thinking outside the box in materials development'
Freda Mishan (2010) 'Withstanding washback: Thinking outside the box in materials development' In: Research for Materials Development in Language Learning. London: Continuum. [Details]
2012 'Modes of Delivery'
Freda Mishan (2012) 'Modes of Delivery' In: Applied Linguistics and Materials Development. London: Continuum. [Details]
2012 'Studies of Pedagogy'
Freda Mishan (2012) 'Studies of Pedagogy' In: Applied Linguistics and Materials Development. London: Continuum. [Details]
2016 'Re-conceptualising materials for the blended language learning environment'
Mishan, F (2016) 'Re-conceptualising materials for the blended language learning environment' In: The Cambridge Guide to Blended Learning for Language Teaching. Cambridge UH: Cambridge University Press. [Details]
2014 'Demystifying Blended Learning'
Mishan, F (2014) 'Demystifying Blended Learning' In: Developing Materials for Language Teaching. London: Bloomsbury Academic. [Details]

Edited Books

  Year Publication
2010
Freda Mishan and Angela Chambers (Ed.). (2010) Perspectives on Language Learning Materials Development. Oxford: Peter Lang. [Details]

Peer Reviewed Journals

  Year Publication
2003 'An Application of XML to the Creation of an Interactive Resource for Authentic Language Learning Tasks'
Mishan, F; Strunz, B (2003) 'An Application of XML to the Creation of an Interactive Resource for Authentic Language Learning Tasks'. ReCALL, 15 (2):237-250 [Details]
2004 'Authenticating corpora for language learning: a problem and its resolution'
Freda Mishan (2004) 'Authenticating corpora for language learning: a problem and its resolution'. Elt Journal, 58 (3):219-227 [Details]
2011 'Whose learning is it anyway? Problem-Based Learning in language teacher development'
Freda Mishan (2011) 'Whose learning is it anyway? Problem-Based Learning in language teacher development'. Innovation in Language Learning and Teaching, 5 (3):253-272 [DOI] [Details]

Other Journals

  Year Publication
1997 'Tense Buster Advanced. (Courseware: CD ROM)'
Mishan, F (1997) 'Tense Buster Advanced. (Courseware: CD ROM)' Publisher: Clarity Language Consultants Ltd, Hong Kong, * (*) . [Details]
1997 'Tense Buster Elementary, Courseware (CD ROM)'
Mishan, F; Stokes, A (1997) 'Tense Buster Elementary, Courseware (CD ROM)' Publisher: Clarity Language Consultants Ltd, Hong Kong, * (*) . [Details]
1998 'Integration af fag og sprog'
Mishan, F; Graham, C (1998) 'Integration af fag og sprog' Sprogforum, 12 (*) :49-56. [Details]

Conference Publications

  Year Publication
1997 IMWATC
Hall, T. and Mishan, F. (1997) Analysis of Skills Certification Systems in Europe - Electronics Manufacturing . In: * eds. IMWATC , 01-JUN-97 - 30-DEC-99 , pp.*-* [Details]
2002 IVACS conference
Freda Mishan (2002) Authenticity of corpora for language learning: a problem and its resolution . In: * eds. IVACS conference , 01-JUN-02 - 01-JUN-02 , pp.*-* [Details]
2002 Oilte Conference
Freda Mishan (2002) Student Web-authoring for Language Learning: a task-based approach . In: * eds. Oilte Conference , 11-SEP-02 - 11-SEP-02 , pp.*-* [Details]
2002 IRAAL/CTF
Freda Mishan (2002) ¿Change all presents to pasts¿: Preserving authenticity in the use of literature for language learning Department of Languages and Cultural Studies, University of Limerick . In: * eds. IRAAL/CTF , 01-NOV-02 - 01-NOV-02 , pp.*-* [Details]
2003 EUROCALL CONFERENCE
Freda Mishan (2003) Authenticity of ICT for language learning . In: * eds. EUROCALL CONFERENCE , 01-SEP-03 - 03-SEP-03 , pp.*-* [Details]
2003 CALS (Centre for Applied Language Studies) Research Day
Freda Mishan (2003) TOWARDS A DEFINITION OF AUTHENTICITY . In: * eds. CALS (Centre for Applied Language Studies) Research Day , 09-JUN-03 - 09-JUN-03 , pp.*-* [Details]
2003 EUROCALL CONFERENCE
Freda Mishan (2003) Title: E-RAM ¿ AN ELECTRONIC RESOURCE FOR LANGUAGE LEARNING TASK DESIGN USING AUTHENTIC MATERIALS . In: * eds. EUROCALL CONFERENCE , 01-SEP-03 - 03-SEP-03 , pp.*-* [Details]
2004 EUROCALL conference
Freda Mishan (2004) Coca Cola and Big Macs: interpreting culture from the Internet . In: * eds. EUROCALL conference , 01-SEP-04 - 04-SEP-04 , pp.*-* [Details]
2005 European Doctoral Programme Conference: Moving Beyond the Classroom? New Learning Environments for Language Learning
Freda Mishan. (2005) Chat: ¿an emergent register¿ - but how useful for language learning? . In: * eds. European Doctoral Programme Conference: Moving Beyond the Classroom? New Learning Environments for Language Learning , 10-JUN-05 - 11-JUN-05 , pp.*-* [Details]
2007 ELT Materials Symposium
Freda Mishan (2007) Genesis of an organic, universal, online coursebook (OUO)¿ . In: Jayakaran Mukaudan eds. ELT Materials Symposium , 04-FEB-07 - 06-FEB-07 , pp.n/a-n/a [Details]
2007 ELT Materials Conference
Freda Mishan (2007) Application of an organic, universal, online coursebook (OUO) . In: Jayakaran Mukundan eds. ELT Materials Conference , 07-FEB-07 - 08-FEB-07 , pp.n/a-n/a [Details]

Conference Contributions

  Year Publication
2010 MATSDA Conference ‘Engaging ELT Learners’,
Freda Mishan (2010) Paper title: Whose learning is it anyway? Engagement Through Collaborative Problem-Solving: An Application of Problem Based Learning to Language Learning Materials Development. [Plenary Lecture], MATSDA Conference ‘Engaging ELT Learners’, University of York, UK , 23-JAN-10 - 24-JAN-10 [Details]
2010 The 8th Materials Development/MATSDA Postgraduate Research Conference,
Freda Mishan (2010) Paper title: Problem Based Learning: Authentic Motivation for Language Learning. [Plenary Lecture], The 8th Materials Development/MATSDA Postgraduate Research Conference, Leeds Metropolitan University, Leeds UK , 22-MAY-10 - 23-MAY-10 [Details]
2011 Facilitate Conference,
Freda Mishan (2011) Paper title: Whose learning is it anyway? An application of PBL to Language Teacher Education. [National Refereed Conference Paper], Facilitate Conference, Trinity College Dublin, Ireland , 27-MAY-11 - 29-MAY-11 [Details]
2011 MATSDA Conference ‘Innovation in Materials Development’,
Freda Mishan (2011) Paper title: Problem Based Learning: A hands-off approach to language learning. [Invited Oral Presentation], MATSDA Conference ‘Innovation in Materials Development’, Queens University Belfast, UK , 22-JAN-11 - 23-JAN-11 [Details]
2012 MATSDA conference,
Freda Mishan (2012) Paper title: The monster in the classroom: The course book and language pedagogy. [Invited Oral Presentation], MATSDA conference, University of Limerick, Ireland , 09-JUN-12 - 10-JUN-12 [Details]
2012 IRAAL guest lecture,
Freda Mishan (2012) paper title: Language Learning Materials Development: Getting to the heart of language pedagogy. [Invited Lecture], IRAAL guest lecture, Dublin City University, Dublin, Ireland , 16-MAY-12 - 16-MAY-12 [Details]
2012 MATSDA conference 2012,
Organiser (2012) Materials Development Association conference: Applied Linguistics and Materials Development. [Conference Organising Committee Chairperson], MATSDA conference 2012, University of Limerick , 29-JUN-12 - 30-JUN-12 [Details]
2013 University of Limerick FAHSS teaching day,
Freda Mishan (2013) AHSS workshop. Paper title: Once more onto the Breach – or Bandwagon? With Blended language learning University of Limerick. [Invited Oral Presentation], University of Limerick FAHSS teaching day, University of Limerick, Limerick, Ireland , 05-SEP-13 - 05-SEP-13 [Details]
2013 MATSDA workshop,
Freda Mishan (2013) Materials Development (MATSDA) workshop. Paper title: Blended language learning: old wine in new bottles or a revolution in learning patterns?. [Plenary Lecture], MATSDA workshop, Liverpool, UK , 13-APR-13 - 13-APR-13 [Details]
2014 IGSE Korea - Chichester University: course on Materials Development,
Freda Mishan (2014) Workshop: Authentic texts, authentic tasks. [Invited Lecture], IGSE Korea - Chichester University: course on Materials Development, University of Chichester, UK , 30-JAN-14 - 31-JAN-14 [Details]
2014 MATSDA conference: Applied Linguistics and Materials Development,
Freda Mishan (2014) Comprehensibility and cognitive challenge in language learning materials. [Oral Presentation], MATSDA conference: Applied Linguistics and Materials Development, University of Liverpool, UK , 28-JUN-14 - 29-JUN-14 [Details]
2015 Paper: Language teaching materials: getting to grips with the tools of our trade,
Freda Mishan (2015) Invited lecture: Language teaching materials: getting to grips with the tools of our trade. [Invited Lecture], Paper: Language teaching materials: getting to grips with the tools of our trade, University College Dublin, Ireland , 27-MAR-15 - 27-MAR-15 [Details]
2015 MATSDA/University of Limerick PhD TESOL Summer School: Creating Motivation with L2 Materials,
Conference organiser and plenary speaker (2015) Materials Development Association conference:. [Conference Organising Committee Chairperson], MATSDA/University of Limerick PhD TESOL Summer School: Creating Motivation with L2 Materials, Unversity of Limerick , 20-JUN-15 - 21-JUN-15 [Details]
2015 MATSDA / PhD TESOL Summer School conference 20-21 June 2015 Creating Motivation with L2 Materials,
Freda Mishan (2015) Paper: Creating Motivation for Language Learning in the I share therefore I am Generation. [Plenary Lecture], MATSDA / PhD TESOL Summer School conference 20-21 June 2015 Creating Motivation with L2 Materials, University of Limerick, Ireland , 20-JUN-15 - 21-JUN-15 [Details]
2015 IGSE Korea - Chichester University: workshop on Materials Development,
Freda Mishan (2015) Workshop title: Authentic texts, authentic tasks. [Invited Lecture], IGSE Korea - Chichester University: workshop on Materials Development, Chichester University, UK , 29-JAN-15 - 30-JAN-15 [Details]
2016 IGSE Korea - University of Chichester: Materials Development workshop,
Freda Mishan (2016) Workshop title: Authentic texts, authentic tasks. [Invited Lecture], IGSE Korea - University of Chichester: Materials Development workshop, University of Chichester , 18-FEB-16 - 19-FEB-16 [Details]
2008 MATSDA Conference 2008,
Freda Mishan (2008) [Conference Organising Committee Member], MATSDA Conference 2008, , 26-JAN-08 - 27-JAN-08 [Details]
2008 IVACS Conference,
Freda Mishan (2008) [Conference Organising Committee Member], IVACS Conference, , 12-JUN-08 - 13-JUN-08 [Details]

Book Review

  Year Publication
2005 Chapelle, Carol. 'English Language Learning and Technology'.
Mishan, F (2005) Chapelle, Carol. 'English Language Learning and Technology'. Book Review [Details]
2007 Gilmore, Alexander. 'Authentic Materials and Authenticity in Foreign Language Learning'.
Mishan, F (2007) Gilmore, Alexander. 'Authentic Materials and Authenticity in Foreign Language Learning'. Book Review [Details]
2010 Handbook of Research on Web 2.0 and Second Language Learning.
Mishan, F (2010) Handbook of Research on Web 2.0 and Second Language Learning. Book Review [DOI] [Details]
2013 Blending Technologies in Second Language Classrooms.
Mishan, F (2013) Blending Technologies in Second Language Classrooms. Book Review [DOI] [Details]
2014 Teaching Materials and the Roles of EFL/ESL Teachers: Practice and Theory.
Mishan, F (2014) Teaching Materials and the Roles of EFL/ESL Teachers: Practice and Theory. Book Review [DOI] [Details]

Honours and Awards

  Year Title Awarding Body
2002 EUROCALL Research Award, joint runner up
2001 IRCHSS Post-doctoral scholarship

Professional Associations

  Association Function From / To
MATSDA (Materials Development Association) Editor, MATSDA journal 'Folio'. MATSDA committee member /

Committees

  Committee Function From / To
ELT Journal peer review panel Member of peer review panel 2014 /

Employment

  Employer Position From / To
University of Limerick Junior Lecturer 01-SEP-05 / 31-JAN-06
University of Limerick ELT teacher & teacher trainer 01-JAN-92 / 31-DEC-03
University of Limerick ELT lecturer (Grade: Teaching Assistant) 20-SEP-04 / 16-JUL-05
Inlingua School of Languages EFL teacher 01-JAN-79 / 31-DEC-82
Advanced Language Systems Business English teacher 01-JAN-82 / 31-DEC-83
Language Studies Ltd Manager/Director of studies 01-JAN-84 / 31-DEC-85
University of the Negev EAP/ESP lecturer 01-JAN-86 / 31-DEC-90
University of Limerick Assistant co-ordinator (part-time) 01-JAN-90 / 31-DEC-01

Education

  Year Institution Qualification Subject
1979 University of Southampton B.A.
1993 University of Surrey M.A.
2000 University of Limerick Ph.D.

Languages

  Language Reading Writing Speaking
Hebrew Basic Basic Functional
French Functional Functional Functional
Italian Functional Functional Functional

Consultancy

  Client Description
External Examiner on MA in ELT Materials Development, Leeds Metropolitan University

Reviews

  Journal Role
Elt Journal Reviewer