I specialise in Computer Assisted Language Learning (CALL) and contribute to courses on TESOL theory and methodology.
I have taught in Japan, Taiwan, the UAE and the UK. In the UK, I taught at Newcastle and Durham Universities.
At Newcastle, I taught EAP and IT Skills in the Language Centre and was a visiting lecturer in TESOL in the School of Education. At Durham, I taught post-graduate courses in CALL and also taught on teacher development courses for teachers from the PRC.
From 2008 to 2011, I was Chair and Vice Chair of the Scottish Association for Teaching English as a Foreign Language (SATEFL). I am currently a committee member of SATEFL.
Eddy’s specialist areas are learners’ metacognitive knowledge of language learning and use of computer technology in language learning.
The focus of his PhD was the relationship between students’ beliefs about the formal-functional nature of language learning and the choices they make between inductive and deductive learning activities while they are learning in a CALL program.
His research interests focus on learning preferences and strategies in second language learning, particularly in CALL, and student perceptions of the nature and purpose of language learning tasks.
Copland F, Viana V, Bowker D, Moran E, Papageorgiou I & Shapira M (2017) ELT master’s courses in the UK: students’ expectations and experiences. ELT Research Papers, 17.04. British Council. https://www.teachingenglish.org.uk/article/elt-master%E2%80%99s-courses-uk-students%E2%80%99-expectations-experiences.