Biography

Nalini Boodhoo is Professor of Language Education in the School of Education and Lifelong Learning.

She has held a number of responsibilities including Head of School (2010-2016), Course Director for the Secondary PGCE course, and course leader for the Modern Foreign Languages Secondary and Primary PGCE course. She has taught on a range of undergraduate and post graduate taught courses.

Nalini supervises MA, MRes, Ph.D and Ed.D students in the areas of second language teaching and learning, language policy development and teacher education.

Nalini is currently a member of UEA’s Council. She is also a member of the Editorial Board for the Cambridge Journal of Education.

Before joining UEA she taught for several years in secondary schools in Manchester, Sussex and Kent and was a Head of Department, New Teacher Induction Coordinator and a School Governor.

Key Research Interests

Nalini’s research interests include language teaching methodology (EFL and MFL), education in developing countries and cross-cultural perspectives on enhancing the learning and teaching of international research students. She is particularly interested in second language teaching methodology and the role of language teachers in the context of the whole school curriculum. Nalini’s interest in developing countries focuses on improvement initiatives in secondary schools and on teacher development.

Nalini has supervised several international and home PhD and EdD doctoral candidates to completion. She is willing to consider supervision in the above mentioned fields.

Research Keywords

Second language teaching methodology, school improvement and school effectiveness, developing countries, and inter and cross-cultural perspectives in learning and teaching.

Highlighted Publications

Boodhoo, N. (2014) Primary Modern Foreign Languages – Key Stage 2-3 Transfer’ in Pachler, N and Redondo , A (eds) A Practical Guide to Teaching Foreign Languages in the Secondary School London: RoutledgeISBN 978-0-415-63332-1

Boodhoo, N. and Barton, A. (2010) ‘Foreign Languages in Primary Schools II’: Guest Editorial in Language Learning Journal 38, (1) ISSN 0957-1736

Boodhoo, N. and Barton, A. (2009) ‘Foreign Languages in Primary Schools I’: Guest Editorial in Language Learning Journal 37, (2) ISSN 0957-1736

Boodhoo, N (2007) ‘Prologo’ (Prologue) in Postigo-Pinazo, E.Diccionario de Falsos Amigos Inglés-Español(English-Spanish Dictionary of False Friends) Spain: Ediciones Verba ISBN: 84-933193-2-5

Boodhoo, N. (2006) ‘Learning about your subject’in Battersby, J and Gordon, J (eds),Preparing to Teach: Learning from Experience London: Routledge ISBN 10-415-30096-7

Boodhoo, N. (2005), ‘Connecting Key stage 2 and 3 Language Provision – the Challenges’ in Madeleine Danova (ed) The Transatlantic and the Transnational in a Changing Cultural Context, Sofia: Polis Publishing ISBN 954-796-012-1

Boodhoo, N. (2001) ‘Bringing about Change in Developing Countries’ in , Calvert, M, Harvey, J and Cole, B Sheffield (eds) Managing Change Philip Armstrong Publications ISBN 0-9534921-6-8

Teaching Interests

I have a particular interest in teaching and learning related to Teacher Education and Second Language Teaching and Learning.

Administrative Posts

Senate Student Discipline Committee Panel Member and Chair, Senate represenative at UEA Council, UCS Joint Academic Committee member.