Freda Mishan

Lecturer Ph.D.,BA.,

 
researcher

Biography

                       Freda Mishan is course director of the  Structured PhD TESOL at the University of Limerick, Ireland. Her publications and research are mainly in the fields of blended learning and materials development with a particular focus on the impact of technology on language learning 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. Forthcoming publications include an edited book (forthcoming 2019) ESOL provision in Ireland and the UK: Challenges and Opportunities, Oxford: Peter Lang. and a chapter in  J. Norton and H. Buchanan (eds) The Routledge Handbook of Materials Development for Language Teaching entitled 'Language learning materials in the digital era'. She is also editor of the Materials Development Association (MATSDA) journal, Folio. Her other research interests and publications include Problem-based learning.                        

Peer Reviewed Journals

  Year Publication
2004 'Authenticating corpora for language learning: A problem and its resolution'
Mishan F. (2004) 'Authenticating corpora for language learning: A problem and its resolution'. ELT Journal, 58 (3):219-227 [DOI] [Details]
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 journal, 15 (2):237-250 [DOI] [Details]
2018 'Investigating EFL teachers’ perceptions of task-based language teaching in higher education in China'
Liu, Y., Chambers, A. and Mishan, F (2018) 'Investigating EFL teachers’ perceptions of task-based language teaching in higher education in China'. [DOI] [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]
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]
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]

Books

  Year Publication
2015 Materials development for TESOL.
Mishan F.;Timmis I. (2015) Materials development for TESOL. [Details]
2004 Designing authenticity into language learning materials.
Mishan F. (2004) Designing authenticity into language learning materials. [Details]
2015 Materials Development for TESOL.
Mishan, F and Timmis, I (2015) Materials Development for TESOL. Edinburgh, Scotland: Edinburgh University Press. [Details]
2005 Designing Authenticity into Language Learning Materials.
Mishan, F (2005) Designing Authenticity into Language Learning Materials. UK: Intellect books. [Details]

Book Chapters

  Year Publication
'Conclusion: ESOL provision in Ireland and the UK: Challenges and Opportunities'
Freda Mishan 'Conclusion: ESOL provision in Ireland and the UK: Challenges and Opportunities' In: Freda Mishan (eds). ESOL provision in Ireland and the UK: Challenges and Opportunities. Oxford, UK: Peter Lang. [Details]
2019 'Freda Mishan: Developing Expertise Through Experience'
Freda Mishan (2019) 'Freda Mishan: Developing Expertise Through Experience' In: Maley, Alan (eds). Developing Expertise Through Experience. London: UK: The British Council. [Details]
2019 'Language learning materials in the digital era'
Freda Mishan (2019) 'Language learning materials in the digital era' In: J. Norton and H. Buchanan (eds). The Routledge Handbook of Materials Development for Language Teaching. Abingdon, UK: Routledge. [Details]
2017 'Authenticity 2.0: Reconceptualising authenticity in the digital era'
Maley, A. and Tomlinson, B (2017) 'Authenticity 2.0: Reconceptualising authenticity in the digital era' In: Authenticity in materials development for language learning. Cambridge: Cambridge Scholars. [ULIR Link] [Details]
2016 'Comprehensibility and cognitive challenge in language learning materials'
Freda Mishan (2016) 'Comprehensibility and cognitive challenge in language learning materials' In: Second Language Acquisition Research and Materials Development for Language Learning. London: Taylor and Francis. [Details]
'Introduction to ESOL provision in Ireland and the UK: Challenges and Opportunities'
Freda Mishan 'Introduction to ESOL provision in Ireland and the UK: Challenges and Opportunities' In: Freda Mishan (eds). ESOL provision in Ireland and the UK: Challenges and Opportunities. Oxford, UK: Peter Lang. [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]
2012 'Studies of Pedagogy'
Freda Mishan (2012) 'Studies of Pedagogy' In: Applied Linguistics and Materials Development. London: Continuum. [Details]
2012 'Modes of Delivery'
Freda Mishan (2012) 'Modes of Delivery' In: Applied Linguistics and Materials Development. London: Continuum. [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]
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]
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]
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]
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]
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]

Edited Books

  Year Publication
2019 ESOL provision in Ireland and the UK: Challenges and Opportunities
Freda Mishan (Ed.). (2019) ESOL provision in Ireland and the UK: Challenges and Opportunities Oxford, UK: Peter Lang. [Details]
2017 Practice and Theory for Materials Development in L2 Learning
Masuhara, H. Mishan, F. Tomlinson, B (Ed.). (2017) Practice and Theory for Materials Development in L2 Learning Cambridge: Cambridge Scholars. [Details]
2010 Perspectives on Language Learning Materials Development
Freda Mishan and Angela Chambers (Ed.). (2010) Perspectives on Language Learning Materials Development Oxford: Peter Lang. [Details]

Other Journals

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

Conference Publications

  Year Publication
2018 A new perspective on Korean language teaching materials in the age of technology revolution
Freda Mishan (2018) Language Learning Materials in the Digital Era A new perspective on Korean language teaching materials in the age of technology revolution http://www.iakle.com/, [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]
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]
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]
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]
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]
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) Authenticity of ICT for language learning . In: * eds. EUROCALL CONFERENCE , 01-SEP-03 - 03-SEP-03 , 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]
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 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]
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]

Conference Contributions

  Year Publication
2018 A new perspective on Korean language teaching materials in the age of technology revolution,
Freda Mishan (2018) International Association of Korean Language Education Conference. [Plenary Lecture], A new perspective on Korean language teaching materials in the age of technology revolution, Seoul, Korea , 06-JUL-18 - 07-JUL-19 [Details]
2016 IGSE Korea - University of Chichester: Materials Development workshop 'Authentic texts, Authentic tasks,
Freda Mishan (2016) Workshop on language learning materials development. [Oral Presentation], IGSE Korea - University of Chichester: Materials Development workshop 'Authentic texts, Authentic tasks, University of Chichester, UK , 18-FEB-16 - 19-FEB-16 [Details]
2016 MATSDA / University of Liverpool 2016 Conference, Authenticity and L2 Materials Development,
Freda Mishan (2016) 'Authenticity 2.0': Authentic Materials in English Language Teaching. [Plenary Lecture], MATSDA / University of Liverpool 2016 Conference, Authenticity and L2 Materials Development, University of Liverpool, UK , 18-JUN-16 - 19-JUN-16 [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]
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 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]
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 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]
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]
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]
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]
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]
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]
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]
2008 IVACS Conference,
Freda Mishan (2008) [Conference Organising Committee Member], IVACS Conference, , 12-JUN-08 - 13-JUN-08 [Details]
2008 MATSDA Conference 2008,
Freda Mishan (2008) [Conference Organising Committee Member], MATSDA Conference 2008, , 26-JAN-08 - 27-JAN-08 [Details]

Article

  Year Publication
2018 Investigating EFL teachers¿ perceptions of task-based language teaching in higher education in China.
Liu Y.;Mishan F.;Chambers A. (2018) Investigating EFL teachers¿ perceptions of task-based language teaching in higher education in China. Article [DOI] [Details]

Book Review

  Year Publication
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]
2013 Blending Technologies in Second Language Classrooms.
Mishan, F (2013) Blending Technologies in Second Language Classrooms. Book Review [DOI] [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]
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]
2005 Chapelle, Carol. 'English Language Learning and Technology'.
Mishan, F (2005) Chapelle, Carol. 'English Language Learning and Technology'. Book Review [Details]

Reviews

  Year Publication
2017 Blending Technologies in Second Language Classrooms (2nd Edition).
Hinkelman, D. (2017) Blending Technologies in Second Language Classrooms (2nd Edition). Reviews [Details]
2017 Routledge Handbook of Materials Development for Language Teaching.
Norton, J. and Buchanan. H. (2017) Routledge Handbook of Materials Development for Language Teaching. Reviews [Details]

Other Items Published

  Year Publication
2006 'Hey, teacher, leave those texts alone': authentic texts and L2 acquisition.
Mishan, F (2006) 'Hey, teacher, leave those texts alone': authentic texts and L2 acquisition. Other Items Published [Details]
2005 Using Authentic Materials for Language Learning.
Mishan, F (2005) Using Authentic Materials for Language Learning. Other Items Published [Details]
1997 Analysis of Skills Certification Systems in Europe - Electronics Manufacturing.
Hall, T; Mishan, F (1997) Analysis of Skills Certification Systems in Europe - Electronics Manufacturing. Other Items Published [Details]
1994 Comparative Analysis of Skills Shortages, 1991-1994, Mid-West of Ireland.
Hall, T; Mishan, F (1994) Comparative Analysis of Skills Shortages, 1991-1994, Mid-West of Ireland. Other Items Published [Details]
1991 Skills Shortages and Training Needs in the Mid West of Ireland.
Hall, T; Naidoo, V; Mishan, F (1991) Skills Shortages and Training Needs in the Mid West of Ireland. Other Items Published [Details]
1991 Shannon Region Aerospace Sector Manpower Survey.
Hall, T; Naidoo, V; Mishan, F (1991) Shannon Region Aerospace Sector Manpower Survey. Other Items Published [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 /

Education

  Year Institution Qualification Subject
1993 University of Surrey M.A. TESOL/Linguistics TESOL/Linguistics
2000 University of Limerick Ph.D.

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

Languages

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

Consultancy

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

Reviews

  Journal Role
Elt Journal Reviewer