Oral Fluency in the Second/Foreign Language Classroom

Wednesday Farvardin the 18th, 1395 (8:30 am to 15:30 pm).


04/06/2016 -
08:30 to 15:30


Tehran, Shokoufa Language Academy (

TELLSI Workshops announces the sixth event organized by this team and to be conducted by Dr. Parvaneh Tavakoli, Associate Professor in TESOL & Applied Linguistics at the University of Readings in England.

Dr. Tavakoli has published in the most prestigious journals in our field such as TESOL Quarterly and Language Learning and will lead a hands-on workshop on “Oral Fluency in the Foreign Language Classroom”. (Please see the flyer and the presenter bio attached.) Applied Linguists, language professionals and language teachers can benefit from this workshop.

To register, you should send your request to Mrs. Hemmati at She will send you the registeration form. Please be sure to write Oral Fluency in the Second/Foreign Language Classroom in the subject line.

Registration closes on the 25th of Esfand. As we have limited space, it is first come, first served.

About Dr. Tavakoli

Dr Parvaneh Tavakoli is an Associate professor in Applied Linguistics at the University of Reading, UK. Following from an MA in TEFL (Iran University of Science and Technology) and a PhD in Applied Linguistics (King’s College London). She joined St. Mary’s University College for a year before becoming a faculty at London Metropolitan University in 2006.  She has been teaching at different higher education institutions in the UK since 2002, and has been researching second language acquisition, task-based language teaching and oral fluency since 1998. Dr Tavakoli is a Fellow of Higher Education Academy, and was Chair of Language Learning and Teaching SIG for the British Association of Applied Linguists between 2011 and 2014. She has attracted a number of research grants and awards, and has continually published in prestigious peer-reviewed journals. Her publications in task-based language teaching and second language fluency are widely cited and its outcome broadly welcomed by practitioners and language professionals.

Some of her recent papers include:

     Tavakoli, P., Campbell, C. and McCormack, J. (2015) Development of speech fluency over a short period of time: effects of pedagogic intervention. TESOL Quarterly. ISSN 1545-7249 doi: 10.1002/tesq.244

     Hasrati, M. and Tavakoli, P. (2015) Globalisation and MA TESOL programs in the UK. Higher Education, 69 (4). pp. 547-565. ISSN 0018-1560 doi: 10.1007/s10734-014-9790-5

     Tavakoli, P. (2015) Connecting research and practice in TESOL: a community of practice perspective. RELC, 46 (1). pp. 37-52. ISSN 1745-526X doi: 10.1177/0033688215572005

     Tavakoli, P. and Hasrati, M. (2015) MA TEFL programmes in Iran: change in a globalised era. In: Kennedy, C. (ed.) English language teaching in the Islamic Republic of Iran: Innovations, trends and challenges. The British Council, London, pp. 139-150. ISBN 9780863557699





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