Department of Education

Catherine Hamilton

Doctoral Student

College Affiliation: St Anne's College

Joining the Department of Education in 2020 after teaching English and foreign languages in secondary schools and early years settings for 15 years, Catherine completed the MSc in Applied Linguistics and Second Language Acquisition in 2021. Her doctoral research investigates the effectiveness of using songs as pedagogical tools with young second language learners in formal educational settings.

Additionally, Catherine hosts The Language Revolution podcast, exploring how linguistics and language awareness might inform/transform languages teaching with guests including Michael Rosen and David Crystal. She also project manages the annual conference for NALDIC, the national subject association for EAL.

Publications

Multilingual is Normal: An anthology of voices, talking about talking (2020)

Thesis

Investigating the efficacy of whole-class singing activities for linguistic and educational outcomes of young language learners in formal educational settings.

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