Dr Fiona Copland

Fiona Copland

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Fiona joined the English team at Aston in 2007. She started teaching English in Nigeria with VSO (Voluntary Service Overseas) and then spent seven years in Hong Kong and Japan working for the British Council. Since returning to UK, she has run CELTA and DELTA courses as well as Masters programmes and teaching certificates in a number of different institutions.   She is interested in language teaching pedagogy and in feedback given to teachers-in-training.

Research interests

  • Feedback in teacher training and education
  • International students’ experiences in UK

  • Feedback technologies

  • Linguistic ethnography

  • Research interviews

Teaching Activity


  • MSc TESOL programmes: Teaching Young Learners; Dissertations
  • MA TESOL/TESOL and Translation Studies: Approaches to Teaching and Learning; Teaching Practice; Dissertations
  • BSc English Studies: TESOL; Learning English; Dissertations
  • PhD supervision


  • B.A. (Hons) Drama
  • PG Diploma in Drama
  • Diploma in Teaching English Overseas (PGCE)
  • MA Applied Linguistics (with distinction)
  • PhD Education

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