Naeema Hann

Teleconference Speaker
Leeds Becket University – UK

Dr. Naeema Hann, Leeds Beckett University (UK)

Dr. Naeema Hann, Leeds Beckett University (UK)

Naeema Hann is a Senior Lecturer in English Language Teaching and Lesser Taught Languages. She has extensive international teaching experience including teaching English to Afghan Mujahedeen in Peshawar and working with migrants to the UK. Her research interests include language learning for use in work environments and migrant identity. Her PhD explored learner perceptions of progress for ESOL learners on vocational programmes. She has also edited a bilingual journal, Urdutimesuk, and delivered training for CILT (The National Centre for Languages) and Natecla (National Association for Teachers of English and Other Languages).
Abstract 1:
Dr.Who? A Hitchiker’s Guide to Doing a PhD
Dr. Naeema Hann, Leeds Metropolitan University

Thinking of starting a PhD? Finding it difficult to move on with your PhD? This session presents ten strategies for completing your PhD successfully. Though five will do perfectly well. The session inspires creative thinking and tempers creativity with strategies for self-management.


Milestones to Independence – Impact of English on Learners’ Wider Lives
Dr. Naeema Hann, Leeds Metropolitan University, UK
Dr. Ivor Timmis, Leeds Metropolitan University, UK
Dr. Yi Yong, Qu Fu Normal University, China
Dr. Carlos Rico Tronsco, Pontificia Universidad Javeriana, Bogota, Colombia
Beverley Davies, Salford City College, UK
Dr. Ali Ata Alkhaldi, Abu Dhabi Polytechnic, United Arab Emirates

This session presents the outcomes of a project which investigated the impact of English on learner’s wider lives and gathered data from five sites: Leeds and Salford in the UK; Chu Fu, China; Bogota, Columbia and Abu Dhabi. Findings indicate that impact goes beyond employability and educational success and that it is this impact on lives, relationships and world-view which is valued by new and established users of English. A framework for measuring the impact of English on learners’ lives will be presented, consisting of a framework of indicators for assessing impact which are meaningful for the learner constituency as compared to hoped-for impact, such as employability, used by states and institutions. This research was supported by the British Council English Language Teaching Research Partnership scheme.

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