Portrait of  Sonia Munro Sonia Munro

s.munro@hud.ac.uk | 01484 478216



Biography

MEd Applied Linguistics, Licentiate Diploma in TESOL, UCLES Cert. in English Language Teaching to Adults, PGCE, MA (Hons) German, FHEA

I have worked at the University of Huddersfield as a Senior Lecturer in TESOL since 2009.   Before joining the University, I spent ten years working in Further Education (FE) colleges as a curriculum manager for ESOL, TESOL and Teacher Education. 

I have a background and interest in both Modern Foreign Languages and ESOL.  After gaining a Master’s degree in German, I went on to take a PGCE in Modern Languages and spent several years teaching English in Austria and Germany.  On my return, I complete a Trinity Diploma in TESOL and a Master’s degree in Applied Linguistics. 

I am currently course leader for the MA TESOL. 

Publications and Other Research Outputs

2017

Berry, V., Sheehan, S. and Munro, S. (2017) ‘Exploring Teachers’ Language Assessment Literacy: A Social Constructivist Approach to Understanding Effective Practices’. In: ALTE 6th International Conference - Learning and Assessment: Making the Connections, 3-5 May 2017, Bologna, Italy , pp. 201-207

Munro, S. and Sheehan, S. (2017) ‘Assessment: attitudes, practices and needs.’. In: British Association for Applied Linguistics (BAAL 2017): Diversity in Applied Linguistics - Opportunities, Challenges, Questions, 31 Aug - 2 Sept 2017, University of Leeds

Berry, V., Sheehan, S. and Munro, S. (2017) ‘Mind the gap – bringing teachers into the language literacy debate’. In: 39th Language Testing Research Colloquium, 19–21 July 2017, Universidad de los Andes, Las Aguas, Bogotá, Colombia

Sheehan, S. and Munro, S. (2017) ‘Assessment: attitudes, practices, needs’. In: BAAL Language Learning and Teaching SIG 2017, 6-7 July 2017, University of Central Lancashire, Preston

Berry, V., Sheehan, S. and Munro, S.(2017) Assessment: attitudes, practices and needs. British Council .

Berry, V., Sheehan, S. and Munro, S. (2017) ‘What do teachers really want to know about assessment?’. In: 51st Annual International IATEFL Conference, 4th-7th April 2017, Glasgow, UK

Sheehan, S. and Munro, S. (2017) Assessment: attitudes, practices and needs British Council

2016

Sheehan, S., Berry, V. and Munro, S. (2016) ‘Singing from the same hymn sheet? What language assessment literacy means to teachers’. In: Language Assessment Literacy symposium, 16-17 September 2016, Lancaster University

2012

Iredale, A. and Munro, S. (2012) ‘tradition, innovation and the joint endeavour in cross cultural teacher development.’. In: Internationalising Higher Education: Going Global 2012, 13th - 15th March 2012, The Queen Elizabeth II Conference Centre Broad Sanctuary Westminster London SW1P 3EE

Esteem

Fellow of the Higher Education Academy
Member of the Institute for Learning

Research Degree Supervision

  • Materials Development in TESOL
  • Teacher Cognition
  • The use of new technologies in English Language Teaching

Completion

PhD University of Huddersfield (Second Supervisor: October 2012)
International Students at UK Universities:  Critical Thinking-Related Challenges to Academic Writing

Further information is available about Research Topics and Supervision within the School of Education and Professional Development.

Teaching and Professional Activities

Course Leader
MA TESOL
BA TESOL (Top-Up)