PhD Programme in Language Pedagogy

ELTE School of English and American Studies

1088 Budapest, Rákóczi út 5. phone:(36-1) 485 52 00 extension 4424 , email: langped@seas3.elte.hu

 

 

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Brózik-Piniel Katalin

Károly Krisztina

Reményi Andrea

Csizér Kata

Király Zsolt

Szesztay Margit

Dávid Gergely

Kontra Edit

Tankó Gyula

Eitler Tamás

Lázár Ildikó

Váradi Tamás

Heltai Pál

Major Éva

Former staff & guests

Holló Dorottya

Medgyes Péter

 

Illés Éva

Uwe Pohl

 

 

 

Below you will find some details about our staff. Where the name is a hyperlink, you can click to get further information or the email address of the colleague.

 

 

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   BRÓZIK-PINIEL Katalin, PhD

Lecturer, Department of English Applied Linguistics, Eötvös Loránd University

 

Katalin Brózik-Piniel is an assistant professor at the Department of English Applied Linguistics at Eötvös University (ELTE), Budapest, where she obtained her PhD in Language Pedagogy. In the past years she has offered courses, among others, in academic writing, research methodology, individual differences in language learning, language anxiety, and lecture courses on language testing and applied linguistics. She is a member of the advisory board for the online journal entitled ‘Working Papers in Language Pedagogy’ at ELTE and conducts research on the dynamics of individual differences in foreign language learning, with a special focus on language anxiety. She is also a member of a research group investigating the motivation, strategies, and beliefs of deaf teenagers learning English as a foreign language.

 

List of publications:  

https://vm.mtmt.hu//search/slist.php?lang=0&AuthorID=10031699

 

 

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   CSIZÉR Kata, PhD, habil.

Lecturer, Department of English Applied Linguistics, Eötvös Loránd University

 

Kata Csizér graduated from Eötvös Loránd University, School of English and American Studies in 1998. She has been teaching English since 1998. She holds a PhD in Language Pedagogy. She has been working at the Department of English Applied Linguistics, where she teaches various L2 motivation courses. Her main field of research interest is the socio psychological aspects of second language learning and teaching as well as second and foreign language motivation. She participated in three OTKA projects (with Zoltán Dörnyei, Judit Kormos and Nóra Németh). She is one of the editors of Iskolakultúra, a Hungarian journal of pedagogy. She is now working together with Judit Kormos on a combined qualitative and quantitative study of the motivation of Hungarian primary school students sponsored by the Hungarian Academy of Sciences.   

 

List of publications:  

http://www.doktori.hu/index.php?menuid=192&sz_ID=2822

 

 

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   DÁVID Gergely, PhD, habil.

Lecturer, Department of English Language Pedagogy, Eötvös Loránd University

 

Gergely Dávid graduated from Eötvös Loránd University in 1984. He obtained an MEd. in Teacher Training in English language Teaching at the University of Exeter in 1996, and a PhD in testing and evaluation at the University of Glamorgan in 2000. He is an English language teacher, teacher trainer and specialist in language testing at the Centre for English Teacher Training (now: Department of English Language Pedagogy), where he has worked since 1991. The areas of his experience and expertise are as follows: quality assurance of language tests and validation, methods and techniques of testing oral communicative competence and language competence in general, discourse analysis and IRT applications in language testing, statistical analysis and standard setting. A recent addition to his field of interests is validating language tests according to the Council of Europe Framework of Reference.

 

List of publications:

http://www.doktori.hu/index.php?menuid=192&sz_ID=2823

 

 

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   EITLER Tamás, PhD

Lecturer, Department of English Applied Linguistics, Eötvös Loránd University

 

Tamás Eitler graduated in English and Finnish from Eötvös Loránd University. After getting his PhD in English Linguistics, he joined the Department of English Applied Linguistics in 2007. He teaches sociolinguistics, multimodality, Critical Discourse Analysis and ESP courses in business (marketing, PR, advertising, copywriting). His main research interests include multimodality, advertising language, language and power, and regional varieties of English. Besides, he continues to be interested in language variation and change in English. In all these fields his research has been presented at several international and national conferences and has been published by various international and national publishers.

 

List of publications:

http://www.doktori.hu/index.php?menuid=192&sz_ID=7834

 

 

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    HELTAI Pál, PhD, habil.

Associate professor, Institute of English and American Studies, University of Pannonia (Veszprém),

 

Pál Heltai has worked for the Univesity of Agiculture (Gödöllő), the National Foreign Languages Examination Board (Budapest), Eötvös Loránd University’s Teacher Training College (Budapest), the Foreign Languages Institute of Szent István University (Gödöllő) and the University of Pannonia (Veszprém). He has experience in teaching various linguistics subjects, ESP and translation (both theory and practice). He has wide experience in the more practical aspects of language testing. He has done research in both Vocabulary Studies and Translation Studies.

 

List of publications:

http://www.doktori.hu/index.php?menuid=192&sz_ID=2824  

 

 

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   HOLLÓ Dorottya, PhD, habil.

Associate professor, Department of English Language Pedagogy, Eötvös Loránd University

 

Dorottya Holló is an EFL teacher and teacher trainer, and has been working in a number of areas in Language Pedagogy and Applied Linguistics, such as the development of oral and written communication skills, ELT methodology, teacher education, ELT materials design and evaluation, TEFL management and planning, etc. She is currently the Director of Studies of the PhD Programme in Language Pedagogy. She has recently been involved in planning content-based courses and in a research project on task-based language instruction as well as in a project researching educational needs and expectations. Her most important research and teaching interests concern the role of culture in language teaching, the ways cultural awareness can influence language teaching, learning and life skills. She is co-editor of the on-line journal WoPaLP - Working Papers in Language Pedagogy, which is published at the PhD programme’s website.

 

List of publications:

http://www.doktori.hu/index.php?menuid=192&sz_ID=2819

 

 

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   ILLÉS Éva, PhD, habil.

Lecturer, Department of English Applied Linguistics, Eötvös Loránd University

 

Éva Illés graduated in English and Russian Language and Literature from Eötvös Loránd University. She holds a PhD in ESOL from the Institute of Education University of London. She has a wide range of experience including TEFL and TESOL in Hungary and Britain. She has also been involved in pre- and in-service teacher training, and has taken part in the development of qualifications for ESOL teachers in Britain. From 2004 to 2006 she was Visiting Lecturer at Roehampton University, London where she taught Applied English Studies and TESOL. She is co-editor-in-chief of Language Issues, a journal for ESOL practitioners in Britain. Her interests include the philosophy of language, pragmatics, discourse analysis, ELT methodology and teacher development.

 

List of publications:

http://www.doktori.hu/index.php?menuid=192&sz_ID=2825

 

 

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  KÁROLY Krisztina, Dsc

Associate professor, Department of English Language Pedagogy, Eötvös Loránd University

 

Krisztina Károly obtained her PhD degree in 1999 at the English Linguistics PhD Programme, Eötvös Loránd University. Her main fields of research are discourse analysis and translation studies. She has participated in national and international research projects on the study of EFL discourse competence and task-based learning and has conducted research on cohesion, coherence, rhetoric, genre, writing proficiency, and translation strategies. She is currently involved in a research project funded by OTKA, investigating English for Academic Purposes. The main aim of the project is to construct and analyze an EFL corpus of written academic discourse. She also takes part in the construction of a parallel corpus of special language texts for use in translation research. Results of her investigations have been published in journals, edited volumes and books and presented at national and international conferences. She is co-editor of the journal Across Languages and Cultures, which publishes articles in translation and interpreting studies and of the on-line journal WoPaLP - Working Papers in Language Pedagogy, which is published at the PhD programme’s website.  She is the director of  research of the PhD Programme in Language Pedagogy.

 

List of publications:

http://www.doktori.hu/index.php?menuid=192&sz_ID=570

 

 

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   KIRÁLY Zsolt, PhD, habil

Associate professor and acting head, Department of English Language Pedagogy,

Eötvös Loránd University

 

Király Zsolt has been a member of the ELTE teaching staff since 1992. He obtained his PhD in Education at the University of Glamorgan, UK. At the Department of Language Pedagogy and its predecessor, CETT, he has offered courses in ELT Methodology, Classroom Studies, English Speaking Cultures and Language Practice in addition to dozens of optional courses on a wide range of topics from language testing to special skills development over the years. His areas of specialisation are teacher appraisal, ELT methodology in general and the teaching and testing of the listening skill in particular with considerable experience in course book writing on the side. He is a member of the School-leaving Examination Committee in English and has been responsible for the OKTV in English for more than a decade. For a period of four years – between 1998 and 2002 ‑ he was Assistant Director of CETT. He is currently the head of the Department of English Language Pedagogy.

 

List of publications:

http://www.doktori.hu/index.php?menuid=192&sz_ID=8211

 

 

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   KONTRA Edit, PhD, habil.

Associate professor and chair, Department of English Applied Linguistics, Eötvös Loránd University

 

Kontra Edit graduated in English and German language and literature from József Attila University, Szeged. She got her Master of Education degree from the University of Exeter, UK (special field: Teacher Training in ELT) and obtained her PhD in Education at the University of Glamorgan, UK. At the Department of English Applied Linguistics she offers courses in the Methodology of teaching EFL, Individual Differences, and Language Testing. Her areas of specialisation are Learning Styles and Strategies and Qualitative Research. Her other areas of interest include teaching languages to learners with learning difficulties and/or special needs. She was Principal co-editor of novELTy, A Journal of English Language Teaching and Cultural Studies in Hungary from 1999 to 2002. From 1997 to 2002 she served as Deputy Director of the School of English and American Studies. She is currently Chair of the Department of English Applied Linguistics, Eötvös Loránd University.

 

List of publications:

http://www.doktori.hu/index.php?menuid=192&sz_ID=2827

 

 

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  LÁZÁR Ildikó, PhD

Lecturer, Department of English Language Pedagogy, Eötvös Loránd University

 

Ildikó Lázár obtained her MA in English and French language and literature in 1989 and her PhD in Language Pedagogy in 2007. She has been teaching EFL, language teaching methodology, cultural studies and intercultural communication at the School of English and American Studies at ELTE since 1996. She has also been coordinating international research and training projects for the Council of Europe in the past 15 years, planning and running professional development workshops on intercultural competence for education professionals from Europe and beyond as well as creating learning materials and tools that help teachers and learners benefit from diversity in schools. Her main research interests include language learners' development of attitudes, skills and knowledge as observed in changes in behavior in intercultural situations and the impact of training courses on (trainee) teachers’ personal theories about and practice of teaching. She has published articles and co-authored and edited books on the methodology of developing intercultural competence.

 

List of publications:

http://seas3.elte.hu/cgi-bin/biblio.pl?name=LazarIldiko&method=rc

 

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   MAJOR Éva, PhD

Associate professor, Department of English Language Pedagogy, Eötvös Loránd University

 

Éva Major has been a teacher trainer working at the Centre for English Teacher Training since 1992, teaching language, methodology and classroom studies. She was acting head of department between 2002 and 2005. She has been involved in a number of national and international projects connected to testing and evaluation at both pre- and in-service level. One of these was the preparation and development of the new type of national Matura examination in foreign languages and the nation-wide teacher training program connected to the reform. Her PhD dissertation (accepted in 2002) studied the professional and social aspects of the language examination reform. Her professional interests include educational policy, reform management, the social and training needs of reform participants, as well as teacher training models and teacher development.

 

List of publications:

http://www.doktori.hu/index.php?menuid=192&sz_ID=2830

 

 

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  MEDGYES Péter, DSc

Founder and director of the Programme,

Professor, Department of English Language Pedagogy, Eötvös Loránd University

 

Professor Medgyes has been the director of the PhD Programme in Language Pedagogy since its foundation. His research interests lie in several fields of Applied Linguistics and Language Pedagogy, including teacher education, cognitive pedagogy, ELT methodology, comparative studies on differences between native and non-native teachers, language policy and curricular issues, as well as the spread of the English language in the world, especially in Central and Eastern Europe. He is the author of over 30 books and over 100 papers. He has been plenary and keynote speaker at more than 30 professional events all over the world. Professor Medgyes is honorary Commander of the British Empire and honorary Doctor of the State University of New York. In 1995 he was the winner of the Duke of Edinburgh Book Prize and in 1998 he was awarded with the Gold Medal of the President of Hungary. He was a beneficiary of several OTKA grants from 1991 and the Széchenyi Grant from 2000.

 

List of selected publications:

http://www.doktori.hu/index.php?menuid=192&sz_ID=569

 

The full list of publications is available here.

 

 

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   Uwe POHL, PhD

Associate professor, Department of English Language Pedagogy, Eötvös Loránd University

 

Uwe Pohl works as a teacher trainer at the Department of English Language Pedagogy. For a number of years, he has also been involved in the design and implementation of in-service projects for teachers/teacher trainers in Hungary (British Council), Germany (German Institute of Adult Education, Frankfurt/M.) Austria (Österreichischer Volkshochschulverband) and Ethiopia. His professional interests and specialisms include the theory and practice of intercultural learning, classroom research, language awareness and trainer training.

 

List of publications:

http://www.doktori.hu/index.php?menuid=192&sz_ID=2835

 

 

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    REMÉNYI Andrea Ágnes, PhD

Associate professor, School of English Studies, Pázmány Péter Catholic University, Piliscsaba

 

Andrea Reményi specialises in sociolinguistics, concentrating first of all on talk-in-interaction and other, quantitative and qualitative, areas of micro-sociolinguistics, mostly from the aspect of power and hierarchical structuring. Her other interests include discourse analysis, linguistic anthropology, macro-sociolinguistic, corpus linguistics and computational lexicography. She has an MA in English and general linguistics (Eötvös Loránd University), an MA in applied linguistics (University of Reading, UK), and a certificate in applied statistics (CEU). She received her PhD in sociology (Eötvös Loránd University) in 2000. Presently her major project is an interaction analysis of the Political Committee meetings of the Hungarian Socialist Workers’ Party (MSZMP Politikai Bizottság) to directly reveal its power structures as they were constructed through members’ verbal interaction.

 

List of publications:

http://www.doktori.hu/index.php?menuid=192&sz_ID=2832

 

 

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  SZESZTAY Margit, PhD

Lecturer, Department of English Language Pedagogy, Eötvös Loránd University

 

Margit Szesztay currently teaches language improvement courses at the Department of English Language Pedagogy. She has been involved in training English language teachers since 1990.  She has played a major role in developing the methodology strand of the B.Ed. curriculum at the Centre for English Teacher Training. Her responsibilities at the Centre included teaching experience support, thesis supervision, and staff development. In addition, she coordinated a network of English Language Teacher Educators for two years (Resources Pool Network), has run many in-service workshops and seminars in and outside of Hungary, and served on the committees of IATEFL Hungary and IATEFL International  in various capacities.  Her main areas of interest include learning from group interaction and professional language development for teachers. Her doctoral research with the University of Exeter explored the potential research holds for teacher development. Between 2001-2002 she was a Fulbright scholar at the School for International Training, teaching on the School's MAT programme and carrying out research within their Teacher Knowledge Project.

 

List of publications:

http://www.doktori.hu/index.php?menuid=192&sz_ID=2834

 

 

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   TANKÓ Gyula PhD

Lecturer, Department of English Applied Linguistics, Eötvös Loránd University

 

Gyula Tankó is an assistant professor at the Department of English Applied Linguistics, Eötvös University (ELTE), Budapest where he has been offering BA, MA, and PhD courses. He holds a PhD in Language Pedagogy. His lecture courses include academic writing, discourse analysis and language testing; his seminars include academic writing, discourse analysis, language testing, academic presentation skills, research methodology, report writing, advanced written argumentation, and BA/MA thesis writing. As the member of an OTKA project, he is currently investigating the argumentative writing skills and summarisation skills of non-native English speakers.

 

 

List of publications:

https://vm.mtmt.hu//search/slist.php?lang=0&AuthorID=10028812

 

 

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  VÁRADI Tamás, PhD

Associate professor, Department of English Linguistics, Miskolc University

Senior Researcher, Institute for Linguistic Research, Hungarian Academy of Sciences

 

Tamás Váradi graduated in Linguistics, English and Spanish from Eötvös Loránd University. His research interests include second language acquisition, sociolinguistics and computational linguistics. His current activity is focussed on the computational representation and analysis of languages. As head of the Department of Corpus Linguistics, he has been engaged in a series of research projects in various areas of human language technologies including machine translation, parallel corpora, lexical databases, shallow parsing, and xml annotation.

 

List of publications:

http://www.doktori.hu/index.php?menuid=192&sz_ID=2836

 

 

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Tutors teaching in the programme in earlier years and their subjects:

 

Former Programme Staff:

 

Alderson, Charles – Lancaster University, (Director of Studies of the programme: 1998-2000), Language Testing 

 

BORECZKY Elemér, PhD

Lecturer, Department of English Language Pedagogy, Eötvös Loránd University

Cultural Discourse Analysis - A theoretical approach

 

CSÖLLE Anita, PhD

Lecturer, Department of English Applied Linguistics, Eötvös Loránd University

Discourse analysis,  Text cohesion.

 

DÖRNYEI, Zoltán, PhD  – Nottingham University, (co-founder of the programme, Director of Studies 1996-1998), Focus on the Language Learner, Research Methods

 

 

HORVÁTH József, PhD

Lecturer, Department of English Applied Linguistics, University of Pécs

Corpus linguistics

 

 

KORMOS Judit, PhD, habil

Research Design and Statistics, Research Seminar 2, Psycholinguistics

 

 

 

NIKOLOV Marianne, DSc

Professor, Department of English Applied Linguistics, University of Pécs

Focus on the Learner, The Age Factor in Language Acquisition, Research into “Világ – Nyelv” projects

 

 

 

Guest lecturers:

 

 

Alwright, Dick, Jane Sunderland, Roz Ivanič – Lancaster University, UK, (2000)

Researching Language Classrooms

 

Bardovi-Harlig, Kathleen  – Indiana University, Bloomington, Indiana, USA, (2003)

The Acquisition of Second Language Pragmatics

 

Byram, Mike - Durham University, UK

Méndez García, María del Carmen - Universidad de Jaén, Spain

Risager, Karen - Roskilde University, Denmark            

(2013)

Researching Intercultural Communication

 

Csomay, Enikõ  - San Diego State University, USA, (2007)

Discourse Analysis: A Corpus Linguistic Perspective

 

Gebhard, Gerry  – Indiana University of Pennsylvania, USA, (2001)

Teacher Development through Exploration

 

Holliday, Adrian  – Canterbury Christ Church University College, UK, (2002)

Qualitative Research

 

Ivanič, Roz , Greg Myers – Lancaster University, UK, (2001) Discourse Analysis

 

Johnson, Keith  – Lancaster University, UK, (1998) Curriculum Design

 

Kramsch, Claire - University of California at Berkley, USA,  

(2000)

Language and Identity in Language Learning

(2013)

Re-framing the cultural component of foreign languages in an era of globalization

 

Leech, Geoffrey, Jenny Thomas – Lancaster University, UK, (1998) Pragmatics

 

McGroarty, Mary  – Northern Arizona University, USA, (2005) Classroom Research

 

Myers, Greg  – Lancaster University, UK, (2001) English for Specific Purposes

 

 

 

 

 

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