Prof. Maggie Kubanyiova

Conspiring for Meaning in the Language Classroom:

Moments of Students’ Engagement with L2 as a Source of Students’ and Teachers’ Vision

by Professor Maggie Kubanyiova

Dr. Maggie Kubanyiova is Professor of Language Education in the School of Education at the University of Leeds, UK. She has previously led an MA TEFL programme at the University of Birmingham and has worked as a language teacher and language teacher educator in Slovakia, Thailand and the UK. Her research interests concern a range of themes across language learning and teaching research, including: language teachers’ development in multilingual settings, language learning opportunities in classroom discourse, ethical dimension of multilingual interaction, moral and political dimensions of language teacher identity, and research ethics. Her co-edited special issue of the Modern Language Journal (with Anne Feryok; 2015) examines latest research directions in language teacher cognition, her book Teacher Development in Action (Palgrave, 2016) proposes a new theoretical framework for understanding language teachers’ change and her Motivating Learners, Motivating Teachers: Building Vision in the Language Classroom (Cambridge University Press, 2014; co-written with Zoltán Dörnyei) was highly commended for the HRH Duke of Edinburgh Award.

The University of Leeds, UK