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Karen Ashton is a Senior Lecturer in linguistics and language education. Karen has a PhD in language assessment and a MA in Forensic Linguistics. She has worked on several large-scale and high profile language education assessment projects (European Survey on Language Competences and Asset Languages) in the UK (University of Cambridge), and is an experienced and passionate teacher educator. She draws on her skills in linguistic and discourse analysis, and on her education background, to research aspects related to language education, policy and assessment.
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Field of research codes
Applied Linguistics and Educational Linguistics (200401):
Comparative and Cross-Cultural Education (130302): Curriculum and Pedagogy (130200): Education (130000): Education Systems (130100):
Languages, Communication And Culture (200000): Linguistics (200400):
LOTE, ESL and TESOL Curriculum and Pedagogy (excl. Maori) (130207): Specialist Studies in Education (130300): Teacher Education and Professional Development of Educators (130313)
Karen teaches on a range of courses providing expert input on linguisitcs, language learning, and TESOL.