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Mairin obtained a first degree in German, Italian and European Studies at the University of Bath. She then went ton complete a PGCE in Modern Foreign Languages (French and German) at the University of Oxford where she undertook an MSc in Applied Linguistics and Second Language Acquisition. While at Oxford Mairin also completed an MSc in Educational Research Methodology before taking up an ESRC studentship to complete a doctorate investigating the impact of formal LModern Language instruction on the development of active European citizenship. Mairin's DPhil also examined adolescents' attitudes and motivations for language learning.
Mairin then went on to work as a Postdoctoral Research Officer on an ESRC project directed by Professor Ernesto Macaro, examining the comparative effects of L1/L2 use on the acquisition of vocabulary.
From Oxford Mairin moved to Newcastle University to work as a Teaching Fellow in Education before taking up a position as Lecturer at Moray House.
Mairin has worked as a Modern Languages teacher, an EFL teacher and an EFL teacher trainer in a variety of countries and acrosss several cultural and instituional contexts.
Investigating the use of Masters dissertation in contributing to students’ criticality and as a research body for teaching purposes. Funded by UTLC, Newcastle University
Examining the doctoral supervisor/supervisee relationship through the lens of internationalization
Investigating the effects of code-switching on vocabulary acquisition. Funded by ESRC
Investigating non-native students' linguistic experiences in higher education in England. Funded by Department of Education, University of Oxford
A review of the available literature on the teaching of Italian as a second language
A systematic review of literature regarding listening comprehension among second language learners. Funded by EPPI
European Association for Research in Learning and Instruction 2011 Exploring reciprocal expectations of academic staff and international students in higher education
Volodymyr Vynnychenko State Pedogogical University of Kirovohrad, Ukraine: Languages and the World: teaching and Research’ 5th International Conference 2011: Keynote speaker and visiting lecturer. Taking a wider view of Language and culture
British Association for Applied Linguistics 2010 The effects of teacher codeswitching on vocabulary acquisition in French as a foreign language
The perspectives of practitioners on the teaching of European citizenship through Modern Foreign Languages
Universities Association for Contemporary European Studies: Exchanging Ideas on Europe2010 Perspectives on teaching European Citizenship
Department of Education, University of Oxford: L1/L2 issues in the MFL Classroom 2010: Organiser and Group Convenor
English Trust for European Education: 3rd Europa Conference 2010: Invited speaker: Developing active European citizenship: Proposals for schools
The European Association for Research in Learning and Instruction Conference 2009 New research on the imprtance of the role of Modern Language learning motivation in the development of European citizenship among young adolescent Europeans
Language and the Learner
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Evaluation and Design of Materials
This article was published on Oct 25, 2011