Alastair is an applied linguist who is interested in the areas of pedagogy and sociolinguistics.
Before joining Anglia Ruskin, Alastair taught English as a Foreign Language and trained teachers at International House London and in various schools around the world. He has extensive first-hand experience of the processes involved in teaching and acquiring a foreign language as well as in training teachers in language teaching.
Alastair is interested in second language acquisition, the influence of beliefs in the second language acquisition process as well as teacher training.
Douglas A., and J. Douglas. (2015) A CELTA of two halves. Modern English Teacher vol 24 Issue 3
CELTA for all? - IATEFL, Harrogate, April 2014
ELT Terminology: a useful tool or unhelpful jargon? – IATEFL, Brighton, April 2011