Dr Samaneh Zandian

Lecturer in Language Education


MA in English Translation Studies. Allameh Tabataba’i University

MA in English Language Teaching. University of Warwick

PhD in English Language Teaching and Applied Linguistics. University of Warwick

Undergraduate teaching

Primary Literacies 1: Developing literacy in the early stages (Primary Education with Gaelic (MA Hons))


Postgraduate teaching

Second Language Teaching Curriculum (MSc TESOL)

TESOL Methodology (MSc TESOL)

TESOL Dissertation (MSc TESOL)

Teaching Languages to Young Learners (MSc Language Education)


Research summary

  • Second/ foreign language acquisition and learning for children of all ages
  • Innovative participatory research methodologies with children
  • Intercultural communication, social psychology and cross-cultural adaptation processes

Current research interests

I am currently interested in exploring international students’ educational, social and linguistic experiences in the UK higher education.

Past project grants

2018: Seedcorn fund (£1240)

Invited speaker

‘Pushing boundaries in research with young learners’. Warwick International Conference in Applied Linguistics, University of Warwick, Coventry, UK, 27-29/6/2017

‘Children’s perceptions of cross-cultural encounters: an exploration into an Iranian context’. Department of Education, University of Bath, Bath Spa, UK, 10/2/2016