Areas of Expertise: Language and linguistics
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 Bailey, A. 2020. 'A TESOL Practicum in England'. In Cirocki, Madyarov & Baecher, (Eds.) Current Perspectives on the TESOL Practicum Cases from Around the Globe
Douglas, A. 2020. 'Here we go again: Time to update your CELTA course?' In Pattison (ed.) IATEFL 2019 Liverpool Conference Selections
Douglas, A. 2019. 'I can see clearly now: rethinking teacher training observation tasks'. In Pattison (ed.) IATEFL 2018 Brighton Conference Selections
Douglas A. 2018. 'Applying Differentiation in Teacher Training'. In Pattison (ed.) IATEFL 2017 Glasgow Conference Selections
Douglas A., and Douglas J. 2015 'A CELTA of two halves'. Modern English Teacher 24/3
CELTA for all? - IATEFL, Harrogate, April 2014
ELT Terminology: a useful tool or unhelpful jargon? – IATEFL, Brighton, April 2011