Senior Lecturer in Applied Linguistics & TESOL, UCL

Talia Isaacs is a Senior Lecturer in Applied Linguistics & TESOL at the UCL Institute of Education, University College London, UK. Her research addresses the pressing social-educational challenge of reducing language barriers and improving the communication skills of nonnative English speakers to foster their success in workplace and academic settings and promote social integration. In addition to her graduate-level teaching in Bristol on Teaching and Assessing Fluency and Pronunciation, Pedagogy and Curriculum in TESOL, and Questionnaire Design and Analysis, Talia regularly conducts assessment literacy training for educators within the university and beyond.

Experience

  • 2016–present
    Senior Lecturer in Applied Linguistics & TESOL, University College London

Education

  • 2011 
    McGill University , PhD

Grants and Contracts

  • 2012
    Fostering cross-cultural communication: Identifying the linguistic factors that promote comprehensibility in academic and workplace settings
    Role:
    PI
    Funding Source:
    European Commission
  • 2012
    Examining the linguistic aspects of speech that most efficiently discriminate between the upper levels of the revised IELTS pronunciation scale
    Role:
    PI
    Funding Source:
    British Council
  • 2011
    International students at Canadian universities: Validating a pedagogically-oriented pronunciation scale
    Role:
    Co-PI
    Funding Source:
    Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada