Dr Anthea Fester
Qualifications: BA Unisa, PGDipSLT, MA (Applied) Waikato, PhD Waikato, Dip Ed. Cape Town, H. Dip. Ed.Cape Town; CELTA RSA Cambridge
Before immigrating to New Zealand in 1998, I worked in the secondary teaching sector in South Africa for 11 years. I joined the University of Waikato in 1999, initially as an English teacher with the Language Institute (Pathways College), and then at the Centre for Foundation Studies.
Since 2004 I have been teaching on the ESLA, Applied Linguistics and Linguistics programmes. I teach four of the suite of eight papers in the ESLA programme namely; ESLA300: Academic Research Writing, ESLA301: Academic Text: Understanding Meaning, ESLA200: Academic Written Discourse and ESLA102: Academic Oral Presentations. I also teach another undergraduate paper titled LING306: An Introduction to Second Language Teaching. In addtion to these, I co- teach two papers on the Post Graduate Diploma for Second Language Teaching namely; APPL555: Language Teaching, Observation and Practice 1 and APPL556: Langugae Teaching and Practice 2.
Fester, A. M. (2016). Language teacher practices,textbook content and research: Addressing the gap. In CLESOL Conference on Community Languages and ESOL. Conference held at University of Waikato, Hamilton, New Zealand.
Fester, A. M., & Johnson, D. (2015). Exploring discrepancies between beliefs and practices in ESL curriculum and syllabus design. In C. Getsaki, & T. Alexiou (Eds.), Current Issues in Second/Foreign Language Teaching and Teacher Development: Research and Practice (pp. 120-139). United Kingdom: Cambridge Scholars Publishing. Open Access version: hdl:10289/9941
Fester, A. M. (2015). Language Teacher Cognition: Syllabus approaches and textbook choices. In Applied Linguistics Research Group, University of Waikato, Hamilton, New Zealand.
Fester, A. M. (2015). L2 writing, LTC and discourse-based research. In 14th Symposium on Second Language Writing: Learning to Write for Academic Purposes. Conference held at AUT University, City Campus, Auckland, New Zealand.
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