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Baker, Amanda Ann. Dr.

Senior Lecturer

  • Faculty of Social Sciences
  • School of Education
  • Academic Program Director (Postgraduate Coursework) - School of Education 2015 -
  • Fellow - Wollongong Academy for Tertiary Teaching and Learning Excellence (WATTLE) 2015 -
  • 'Interdisciplinary Discourse analysis in Education, the Arts and Social Sciences (IDEAS) Research Group (Organization) 2018 -
  • TESOL On-Campus Coordinator - School of Education 2012 - 2019

Overview


Amanda Baker is a Senior Lecturer in TESOL and Academic Program Director of Postgraduate Coursework in the School of Education. She has taught English as a Second/Foreign Language in Australia, Canada, China, Japan and the USA and various subjects related to TESOL methodology at the University of Wollongong, Georgia State University, Trinity Western University and Baicheng Teachers College. She earned her PhD in Applied Linguistics in 2011 at Georgia State University. Amanda is particularly passionate about second language pronunciation pedagogy and focusing on educating (pre- and in-service) teachers on how to enable learners to communicate clearly in another language. She has given extensive workshops and presentations on pronunciation pedagogy at both international and national conferences.

Top Publications


Research Overview



  • Amanda’s research interests focus on the dynamic relationships that exist between second language teachers’ knowledge, beliefs and practices, especially in the areas of L2 pronunciation, speaking and listening pedagogy. Classroom research and teacher education, as they relate to L2 oral communication, are primary areas of interest in her research and professional teaching practice. 

Available as Research Supervisor

Selected Publications


Presentations


Available as Research Supervisor

Potential Supervision Topics


  • Second language pronunciation pedagogy

    Second language teacher cognition

    Classroom-based research

    Oral Communication

    TESOL

Teaching Activities


Advisees


  • Graduate Advising Relationship

    Degree Research Title Advisee
    Doctor of Philosophy (Integrated) From potential use to actual use: Helping ESL learners activate oral productive vocabulary Beljanski, Bianca
    Doctor of Philosophy Development of a sociocultural program to support young Indigenous children's consonant production Pogson, Carolyn

Keywords


  • TESOL
    Second Language Pronunciation
    Second Language Oral Communication
    Second Language Teacher Education
    Teacher Beliefs
    Teacher Knowledge

Full Name


  • Amanda Ann Baker

Mailing Address


  • University of Wollongong

    School of Education, Building 67

    Wollongong

    NSW

    2522

    Australia

Located In Facility


Fax


  • 61 2 4221 4657

Top Publications


Research Overview



  • Amanda’s research interests focus on the dynamic relationships that exist between second language teachers’ knowledge, beliefs and practices, especially in the areas of L2 pronunciation, speaking and listening pedagogy. Classroom research and teacher education, as they relate to L2 oral communication, are primary areas of interest in her research and professional teaching practice. 

Selected Publications


Presentations


Potential Supervision Topics


  • Second language pronunciation pedagogy

    Second language teacher cognition

    Classroom-based research

    Oral Communication

    TESOL

Teaching Activities


Advisees


  • Graduate Advising Relationship

    Degree Research Title Advisee
    Doctor of Philosophy (Integrated) From potential use to actual use: Helping ESL learners activate oral productive vocabulary Beljanski, Bianca
    Doctor of Philosophy Development of a sociocultural program to support young Indigenous children's consonant production Pogson, Carolyn

Keywords


  • TESOL
    Second Language Pronunciation
    Second Language Oral Communication
    Second Language Teacher Education
    Teacher Beliefs
    Teacher Knowledge

Full Name


  • Amanda Ann Baker

Mailing Address


  • University of Wollongong

    School of Education, Building 67

    Wollongong

    NSW

    2522

    Australia

Located In Facility


Fax


  • 61 2 4221 4657

Research Areas

Geographic Focus