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General

I joined Aston University in 2000. Prior to this, I lived in Bologna, Italy and worked at the Universities of Parma and of Modena and Reggio Emilia where I taught academic English to students from a range of faculties, including economics, psychology, pharmacy and agricultural science. 

At Aston I teach across a range of undergradaute and postgraduate modules, especially in the area of TESOL, as well as supervising PhD students. I was made a National Teaching Fellow in 2015. 

My research interests are in the areas of language teacher education, particularly teacher beliefs, classroom discourse and language-in-education policy and its implementation. Together with Fiona Copland (University of Stirling), I eidted the Routledge Handbook of Teaching English to Young Learners. 

Research Interests

  • Classroom interaction
  • Teaching English to Young Learners 
  • Teacher education and development
  • Policy and practice issues in TESOL

Teaching Activity

  • PhD supervision 
  • Approaches to Course and Materials Design, Teaching English to Young Learners and Language Awareness on the MA in TESOL Studies/ MA in TESOL and Translation Studies 
  • TESOL and English Language across Time and Space on the BSc in English Language

Qualifications

  • PhD Applied Linguistics (University of Aston)
  • MSc Teaching English (University of Aston)
  • BA Modern Foreign Languages and Literatures (University of Bologna)
  • BA European Studies (University of Hull)

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Research Output 2002 2019

Early Language Learning and Teacher Education: International Research and Practice

Zein, S. (ed.) & Garton, S. (ed.), 26 Feb 2019, PA: USA: Multilingual matters. 296 p. (Early Language Learning in School Contexts)

Research output: Book/ReportAnthology

teacher
language
learning
education
language instruction

Materials Use and Development

Garton, S. & Graves, K., 3 Jul 2019, The Routledge Handbook of English Language Teacher Education . Walsh, S. & Mann, S. (eds.). Abingdon, Oxon: Routledge, p. 417 24 p.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter (peer-reviewed)

Native-English-Speaking Teachers: Disconnections Between Theory, Research, and Practice

Copland, F., Mann, S. & Garton, S., 11 Nov 2019, In : Tesol Quarterly.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
File
speaking
teacher
classroom
language
Group

TESOL Voices: Young Learner Education

Copland, F. M. (ed.) & Garton, S. (ed.), 2 Jan 2018, TESOL. 154 p. (TESOL Voices)

Research output: Book/ReportBook

classroom
education
English language
parents
teacher

The Routledge Handbook of Teaching English to Young Learners

Garton, S. (ed.) & Copland, F. M. (ed.), 20 Sep 2018, Routledge. 544 p. (Routledge Handbooks)

Research output: Book/ReportBook

Teaching
East Africa
language acquisition
discourse analysis
student teacher

Thesis

An action research study with low proficiency learners in Japan to promote the learning of vocabulary through collocations.

Author: Antle, J., 3 Dec 2015

Supervisor: Garton, S. (Supervisor)

Student thesis: Doctoral ThesisDoctor of Philosophy

File

An investigation of Albanian EFL teachers' decision-making in their use of CLT-oriented textbooks

Author: Seferaj, K., 16 Jun 2015

Supervisor: Wheeler, L. A. (Supervisor) & Garton, S. (Supervisor)

Student thesis: Doctoral ThesisDoctor of Philosophy

File

By writers for writers: developing a writer-centred model of the writing process

Author: Haas, S. S., Dec 2010

Supervisor: Garton, S. (Supervisor)

Student thesis: Doctoral ThesisDoctor of Philosophy

File

Coherence and understanding in informal conversations between native and non-native speakers of English

Author: Morris-Adams, M., 2008

Supervisor: Garton, S. (Supervisor) & Richards, K. (Supervisor)

Student thesis: Doctoral ThesisDoctor of Philosophy

File

Disciplinary talk: a systemic functional exploration of university seminar discussions

Author: Tanguay, E., 16 Jun 2015

Supervisor: Copland, F. M. (Supervisor) & Garton, S. (Supervisor)

Student thesis: Doctoral ThesisDoctor of Philosophy

File

Activities 2008 2014

  • 3 Editorial activity
  • 1 Publication peer-review
  • 1 Membership of committee

Language Teaching (Journal)

Sue Garton (Editorial board member)
2014

Activity: Publication peer-review and editorial work typesEditorial activity

Profile:Issues in Teachers' Professional Development (Journal)

Sue Garton (Editorial board member)
20092012

Activity: Publication peer-review and editorial work typesEditorial activity

TESOL International Association (External organisation)

Sue Garton (Member)
20092012

Activity: Membership typesMembership of committee

Routledge (Publisher)

Sue Garton (Peer reviewer)
2009

Activity: Publication peer-review and editorial work typesPublication peer-review

ELT Journal (Journal)

Sue Garton (Editorial board member)
20082011

Activity: Publication peer-review and editorial work typesEditorial activity