Conference Papers

1.  How Post-Foundation Students Describe Good Teaching.  Paper presented at English Language Forum, Qatar University.  Doha, Qatar. January 2012.  

2. University Students’ Perceptions of Good Language Teaching. Paper Presented at Effective Teaching and Learning in Higher Education.  Beirut, Lebanon.  December 9-10, 2011.

3. Learner Perceptions of Effective  Teaching Paper. Presented at Teaching and Learning of English in Asia 4.  November 10-12. Penang, Malaysia.

4. Perception of the Good Language Teacher by University Students in Qatar.  Paper presented at TESOL conference in Qatar, Putting Research into Practice.  Doha, Qatar. October 2, 2011

5. Implicit Learning of L2 Grammar: An investigation into Czech Morphology. Paper presented at EuroSLA 23.  Amsterdam.  August 30th, 2013.

6. Miscellany from SLA: 10 areas in need of further research. Paper presented at English Language Forum. Doha, Qatar. January 22nd, 2014.

7. Incidental Exposure and the Implicit Learning of L2 Case-Markings.  Paper  presented at AAAL 2014.  Portland, Oregon.  March 22nd, 2014

8. An intensive look at intensive and extensive instruction. English Language Forum. Doha, Qatar. June 25, 2014.

9. Incidental learning and online processing of L2 case-marking: a self-paced reading study. Paper presented at EuroSLA 24, York. September 2nd, 2014.

10. Durability of learning following intensive and extensive instruction. Paper presented at QatarTESOL conference. Doha, Qatar. February 20th, 2015.

11. Intensive versus extensive grammar instruction. Paper presented at TESOL Arabia Conference. Dubai, UAE. March 12, 2015.

Invited Talks and Seminars

1. When and how often to review: the spacing effect and classroom practice.  Invited talk. Community College of Qatar on behalf of Qatar Tesol.  September 28th, 2013.

2. Implicit Learning of L2 Morphology.  Invited talk.  Second Language Learning and Teaching Research Group. Lancaster University.  October 16, 2013

3. Incidental Exposure and the Development of Unconscious Knowledge of L2 morphology.  PhD Seminar Series.  Institute of Education, University of London.  January 27th, 2014.

4. Input spacing and (second language) learning.  Invited Talk.  University of London.  February 3rdth, 2014.

5. Reviewing, Forgetting, Testing and Learning. Invited talk. Qatar Aeronautical College. January 21, 2015. 

6. Of course class size matters, but does it?  Invited Speaker. International Conference on English Language Teaching, Qatar University, January 16, 2016.

7. L2 writing development: Research, tasks, and applications. Invited Colloquium (organizer). International Conference on English Language Teaching, Qatar University, January 16, 2016.


1. Interpreting quantitative data for absolute beginners: a very basic introduction to statistical significance. English Language Forum, Qatar University, Doha, January 17th, 2013.

2. Preparing Learners for the IELTS Exam:  Methods, Strategies, and Activities.  20-hour series of workshops for secondary school teachers. Doha, Qatar.  October-November 2011 / December 2011 / February 2012.

3. Dictation Revival. English Teacher’s Day, Brno English Centre, Brno, Czech Republic.  9.3.10 & 20.3.2010.

4. Getting More out of Oral Feedback, Egypt Tesol, Cairo, Egypt 3.12.10

5. Getting More out of Oral Feedback, English Language Forum, Qatar University, Doha, Qatar, 17.1.2011