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Gee Macrory

Visiting Scholar in Education, Manchester Metropolitan University

I am a former Principal Lecturer at Manchester Metropolitan University (MMU) where I worked for 28 years as a language teacher educator, after working as a teacher and advisory teacher. I am currently a Visiting Research Fellow at MMU. My teaching and research interests include primary and secondary languages teaching, English as an Additional Language (EAL) and bilingualism, and early literacy. I am a member of the Committee for Linguistics in Education (CLiE), and a member of the Executive Committee of the British Association for Applied Linguistics (BAAL). I am also a governor in a Manchester primary school, with responsibility for EAL and Special Educational Needs and Disability (SEND).

Recent publications:

Ainsworth, S., Griffiths, D., Macrory, G. and K.Pahl (Eds) (2023) Multimodality and Multilingualism: Towards an Integrative Approach. Bristol: Multilingual Matters.

Macrory, G. (2022)‘Commas in the air’: Young children’s experiences of learning the orthographies of French and Spanish as a foreign language. In: Frisch, S. and J. Rymarczyk (Eds.) Current Research Into Young Foreign Language Learners' Literacy Skills. Berlin: Peter Lang.

Macrory, G. (2021) Learning to Talk: The Many Contexts of Children's Language Development. London: Sage Publications Ltd.

Macrory, G. (2021) Caregivers' Linguistic Interaction in Early Language and Education. In: M.Schwartz (ed.) Handbook of Early Language Education. Springer International Handbooks of Education. Springer Nature Switzerland AG.

Macrory, G. (2019) New Orthographies in the Primary Languages Classroom: a Challenge for Teacher Education. In: Zein, M.S. and S.Garton (Eds.) Early Language Learning and Teacher Education: International Research and Practice. Bristol: Multilingual Matters.



  • –present
    Visiting Scholar in Education, Manchester Metropolitan University