Research Profile

Emma Riordan

Biography

Emma Riordan is College Language Teacher and lecturer in Applied Linguistics at University College Cork, Ireland where she teaches translation, reading and writing, grammar and Language Policy. She has a Ph.D. in Applied Linguistics from Trinity College Dublin, and an MPhil in Teaching German as a Foreign Language and a BA Language and Cultural Studies from UCC. She has taught English language and cultural studies at the University of Magdeburg, Germany, German language and linguistics at UCC and lectured in German at Waterford Institute of Technology. Her research interests include classroom discourse, target language use, language education policy, teacher education and Language for Specific Purposes. Her Twitter handle is @EmmaTRiordan and email address is emma.riordan@ucc.ie

Research Interests

Language teaching and learning
Classroom discourse analysis
Curriculum design
Language for Specific Purposes
Language education policy

Publications

Books

 YearPublication
(2018)Language for Teaching Purposes: Bilingual classroom discourse and the non-native speaker language teacher.
Emma Riordan (2018) Language for Teaching Purposes: Bilingual classroom discourse and the non-native speaker language teacher. London: Palgrave Macmillan.   [DOI] [Details]

Book Chapters

 YearPublication
(2011)'Various lesson plans'
Emma Riordan (2011) 'Various lesson plans' In: Grundy, Peter, Bociek, Hania & Parker, Kevin (eds). English through Art. London: Helbling. [Details]

Peer Reviewed Journals

 YearPublication
(2016)'Language education for non-native speaker language teachers'
Emma Riordan (2016) 'Language education for non-native speaker language teachers'. Teanga: The Irish Yearbook of Applied Linguistics, (24) [Details]
(2015)'The policy and practice of teacher target language use in post-primary foreign language classrooms in Ireland'
Emma Riordan (2015) 'The policy and practice of teacher target language use in post-primary foreign language classrooms in Ireland'. European Journal of Language Policy, :165-181 [Details]
(2015)'Factors affecting target language use in the post-primary classroom in Ireland'
Emma Riordan (2015) 'Factors affecting target language use in the post-primary classroom in Ireland'. Germanistik In Ireland, 10 :109-125 [Details]

Unpublished Reports

 YearPublication
(2014)Language support for post-primary language teachers: The example of German.
Emma Riordan (2014) Language support for post-primary language teachers: The example of German. Unpublished Reports [Details]

Thesis/Dissertation

 YearPublication
(2014)Language for Teaching Purposes: An analysis of the spoken language needs of non-native speaker language teachers.
Emma Riordan (2014) Language for Teaching Purposes: An analysis of the spoken language needs of non-native speaker language teachers. Thesis/Dissertation [Details]

Other

 YearPublication
(2010)Drinking with the Irish: Examining cultural stereotypes.
Emma Riordan, Reinhold Wandel (2010) Drinking with the Irish: Examining cultural stereotypes. https://www.buhv.de/unterrichtsmaterial/sekundarstufe-ii/englisch-betrifft-uns.html: Other [Details]

Professional Activities

Honours and Awards

 YearTitleAwarding Body
2012Travel Grant Trinity Trust
2005Boyle Scholarship in German Studies German Department, UCC
2010IRCHSS Government of Ireland Postgraduate Scholarship Irish Research Council
2011Travel Grant Trinity Trust
2006Studentship German Department, UCC

Professional Associations

 AssociationFunctionFrom / To
Irish Association for Applied Linguistics Executive Committee Member20-NOV-15 /
German Studies Association of Ireland Secretary19-NOV-16 /

Conference Contributions

 YearPublication
(2017)30 of Years Erasmus in Ireland: Study abroad in research and practice conference,
Emma Riordan; Anne Marie Devlin; Siobhan Mortell (2017) Conference Chair. [Conference Organising Committee Chairperson], 30 of Years Erasmus in Ireland: Study abroad in research and practice conference, University College Cork , 16-JUN-17 - 16-JUN-17. [Details]
(2016)Annual Conference of the German Studies Association of Ireland (GSAI),
Emma Riordan (2016) Digilanguages; Language learning in a digital age. [Oral Presentation], Annual Conference of the German Studies Association of Ireland (GSAI), Dublin City University , 18-NOV-16 - 19-NOV-16. [Details]
(2016)Annual Conference of the Irish Association of Applied Linguistics,
Emma Riordan (2016) Native and non-native speaker language teachers: Who's worth more?. [Oral Presentation], Annual Conference of the Irish Association of Applied Linguistics, Trinity College Dublin , 19-NOV-16 - 19-NOV-16. [Details]
(2016)Annual Conference of the Irish Association of Applied Linguistics,
Emma Riordan (2016) Executive committee member and panel chair. [Conference Organising Committee Member], Annual Conference of the Irish Association of Applied Linguistics, Trinity College Dublin , 19-NOV-16 - 19-NOV-16. [Details]
(2016)Annual Conference of the Association of German Studies (AGS),
Emma Riordan (2016) The policy and practice of teacher target language use in post-primary German language classrooms in Ireland. [Oral Presentation], Annual Conference of the Association of German Studies (AGS), Newcastle University , 31-AUG-16 - 02-NOV-16. [Details]
(2016)AILA Europe Junior Researcher Meeting in Applied Linguistics,
Emma Riordan (2016) Communicative language teaching in the Irish context. [Invited Lectures (Conference)], AILA Europe Junior Researcher Meeting in Applied Linguistics, University of Tallinn, Estonia , 19-MAY-16 - 21-MAY-16. [Details]
(2015)40th Anniversary Conference Irish Association of Applied Linguistics,
Emma Riordan (2015) Is communicative language teaching the right approach for post-primary modern language teaching in Ireland?. [Oral Presentation], 40th Anniversary Conference Irish Association of Applied Linguistics, Trinity College Dublin , 21-NOV-15 - 21-NOV-15. [Details]
(2015)Annual Conference of the German Studies Association of Ireland (GSAI),
Emma Riordan (2015) Eliciting in the language classroom: Teachers’ use of open, closed, display and referential questions. [Oral Presentation], Annual Conference of the German Studies Association of Ireland (GSAI), NUI Galway , 13-NOV-15 - 14-NOV-15. [Details]

Education

 YearInstitutionQualificationSubject
2004University College Cork BA (Hons)Language and Cultural Studies with German
2007University College Cork Master of PhilosophyTeaching German as a Foreign Language
2014Trinity College Dublin PHDApplied Linguistics

Journal Activities

 JournalRoleTo / From
Teanga: The Irish Yearbook Of Applied Linguistics Guest Editor20-NOV-15 - 19-NOV-16
Trinity College Dublin Journal Of Postgraduate Research Editor01-JAN-11 - 01-AUG-11

Languages

 LanguageReadingWritingSpeaking
German FluentFluentFluent

Outreach Activities

 Description

Emma has been the third level liaison for the post-primary level German Teachers' Association of Ireland (GDI) since 2014.

Teaching Activities

Teaching Interests

Linguistics
Applied Linguistics
German Culture
German Language
Translation

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