Presentations & Publications


Pack, A., Barrett, A., Liang, H.-N. & Monteiro, D. (2020). University EAP Students’ Perceptions of Using a Prototype Virtual Reality Learning Environment to Learn Writing Structure. International Journal of Computer Assisted Language Learning and Teaching, 10(1), 27-46.

Quaid, E. & Barrett, A. (2020). Toward the Future of Computer-Assisted Language Testing: Assessing Spoken Performance through Semi-Direct Tests. In Zou, B. & Thomas, M. (eds.), Recent Developments in Technology-Enhanced and Computer-Assisted Language Learning, 208-235, Hershey, PA: IGI Global.

Barrett, A. (2019). Semantics. In Chen, C. & Morris, G. (eds.), How Language Works- A brief introduction to linguistics, 92-110, Shanghai: Macmillan Red Globe Press.

Barrett, A. (2019). Extended Icebreaker. English Teaching Forum, 57(3), 33-35.

Barrett, A. (2018). Review: Innovation in Language Learning and Teaching: The Case of China, ETiC: English Teaching in China, 10, 22-24.

Conference Presentations

Learner Acceptance of a Virtual Reality Environment for Learning Paragraph Writing Structure (With Ethan Quaid, Austin Pack, and Litong Zhou)
2020 EuroCALL online conference
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Painting in a Virtual World: How Virtual Reality Can Supplement EAP (With Austin Pack)
2019 BALEAP Conference: Innovation, Exploration and Transformation, Leeds, U.K.
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Using the Virtual Reality Language Learning Lab to teach academic English essay structure (With Austin Pack)
2019 JALT: Kyoto x MAVR, Kyoto, Japan
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Investigating the Use of Virtual Reality Technology to Support the Learning of Academic English Essay Writing (With Austin Pack and Hai-Ning Liang)
2018 GloCALL Conference, Suzhou, China
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Building Quality Note-Taking Skills
2017 English is Key to Dialogue TESOL Conference, Tashkent, Uzbekistan
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Using Rubrics for Performance Assessment (With Yana Kuchkarova)
2016 KazTEA Conference, Oskemen, Kazakhstan
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Learning a Lot in a Little Time (With Dilafruz Sarimsakova)
2016 KazTEA Conference, Oskemen, Kazakhstan
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Communicative Games
2016 Central Asia ELF Program Conference, Almaty, Kazakhstan
2017 Challenges and Opportunities in ELT Conference, Namangan, Uzbekistan
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Practical Techniques for Teaching Language
2014 JET Program Skill Development Conference, Awaji, Japan
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Interlanguage Pragmatics: implications of positive transfer
2011 Biannual SFSU TESOL conference, San Francisco, California
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Workshops and Interactive Presentations

Teaching the Writing Process– Learn about the steps of the writing process as well as classroom activities you can implement to give your students practice with them

Decoding Discourse Analysis– Demystify this topic for your students who are beginners in analyzing language

Teaching Reading Strategies- Teaching reading made easy! Learn and practice the main reading strategies and leave with a cache of new reading activity ideas

Studying in the U.S.– For those interested in studying abroad, this presentation will cover everything you need to know about student life and studying in the U.S.

Teaching Grammar: Inductive or Deductive?- Grammar, we all need it. But how can we teach it in a way that engages our students? This workshop seeks to answer that question

A survey of Task-Based Language Teaching– The newest TESOL paradigm, or a branch of CLT? What is TBLT and why is it important?

Writing and Publishing in the field of TESOL– Publish or perish. Learn about how to push your articles into national publications and get noticed by major universities!

Assessment and Feedback Techniques– A survey of ELT assessment. Learn the do’s and don’ts, the what’s and the how’s of assessment and feedback

How to Teach Speaking– The most prized of the language skills. Does it deserve all the attention it gets? Learn some of the best practices in teaching Speaking

A Survey of English for Specific Purposes– ESP might just be the future of English language teaching. Get a jump start on this exciting new field by attending this workshop

Boosting Vocabulary Acquisition– Vocabulary is often either overlooked or not taught productively. Learn some new and exciting methods of teaching this very important topic

Building Community– Have a diverse classroom overcome cultural hurtles to work harmoniously toward positive language learning goals

Writing the Perfect Resume– Graduating soon? Get some professional tips on how to craft the best resume you can for the job you’re looking for

Conquering the Cover Letter– Graduating soon? Cover letter writing is a unique and important skill that you must master before you apply for your dream job

The Diversity of American and World Englishes– Learn all about how English grew from it’s humble origins to the global and plural heights it enjoys today

Elements of a Good Listening Lesson– Taking tips from the experts, we explore how to maximize listening time in your classes and increase listening effectiveness

Materials and Resources: Adapting and Developing– Learn where to find the best TESOL resources and how to tailor them to fit your, and your students’, needs

Increasing Student Engagement– From a class of 1 to 100, this workshop is designed to help any teacher keep their students’ attention and increase motivation