Gabriel Roberts

​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​Position:​Programme Director Humanities Matrix
​School:​Cardiff School of Education
​E- mail:gjroberts@cardiffmet.ac.uk
​ Telephone:​029 2041 7188
​Room No:​C025

 

Research

Research Groups:
• Pedagogy And Andragogy Research Group (PARG)

Research Interests:
• English language testing and assessment
• Integration and training of displaced medical healthcare professionals
• Language fossilization and progressing stabilised language forms
• Sociolinguistics

Publications

Books / Book Chapters:

Roberts, G. (2011) 'Strategies for Change: The Language Testing Barrier' in Thornton, M. and Wankhede, G. (eds.) Widening Participation and Social Cohesion amongst Diverse, Disadvantaged and minority Groups in Higher Education. Mumbai: Tata Institue of Social Sciences. pp. 93 - 99


Professional / Non-refereed Publications:
​Llewellyn-Williams, J. and Roberts, G. (2012) 'Confidence, Competence and Creativity: developing students' receptive skills using online presentations', IATEFL Computer Aided Language Learning SIG Newsletter

Roberts, G. (2013) 'ObservingMultiple Intelligences in the classroom', IATEFL Voices, Issue 232, May - June, 6 - 7. ISSN: 1814 - 3830.

Conference Papers:
June 2010 Cutting Edges, Canterbury Christ Church University, Confidence, Competence and Creativity: developing students' receptive skills using online presentations.

Sept. 2010 UKIERI, University of Hertfordshire, Strategies for Change: The Language Testing Barrier.

Nov. 2012 Learn English in Wales, Swansea University, Confidence, Competence and Creativity: developing students' receptive skills using online presentations.

Jan 2013 Password Annual Conference, The Royal Academy of Arts, Uses of the Password Test

Mar. 2014 Learn English in Wales, Cardiff and Vale College, Just Try to Relax: case studies in pre-test anxiety

Profile

Having been involved in English Language Teaching (ELT) since 1998, I have been involved in all aspects of the field, from teaching young learners to preparing international medical graduates for the IELTS test and later management of the university's English Language Training Centre. I have worked in Japan, Korea, Mexico and in the UK.

I am now involved in CELTA training and the TESOL pathway. My PhD is on the socio-linguistic challenges that inhibit displaced medical healthcare professionals in returning to practice.