Senior Lecturer in Education
B.A. (Hons) (Wales)
MSc. Teaching English (Aston)
PGCE/Dip TESOL (Manchester)
Tel: 0116 252 3663
Wasyl Cajkler taught for fifteen years in secondary and tertiary education in the UK, France and Nepal, before joining the University in 1990 as a lecturer in Education. Since then Wasyl’s contribution to the School of Education has been extensive. His involvement with Continuing Professional Development, Doctoral Studies and the development of the distance learning MA in Applied Linguistics and TESOL, are among his many achievements. He currently teaches on a range of courses including PGCE Secondary with Modern Languages, PGCE Primary with French, MA Applied Linguistics and TESOL and the MA International Education.
The principal focus of Wasyl’s work is teacher education, with specific reference to the needs of English to Speakers of Other Languages and Modern Language teachers. He is also a founder member of the Association for Language Awareness. Find out more about this at http://www.languageawareness.org/
Wasyl teaches on the following modules for the courses listed below:
- ED7303 Modern Languages Teaching, Learning and Assessment for Learning in the Secondary School
- ED7304 Critical Issues in Modern Language Teaching
- ED7310 Contemporary Issues in Education
- ED7314 Pedagogy
- ED7320 Dissertation
Subsidiary Course- PGCE English as an Additional Language
Selected Recent Publications
Cajkler, W. & Hall, B. (2012) Multilingual Primary Classrooms: An Investigation of First Year Teachers’ Learning and Responsive Teaching, European Journal of Teacher Education, 35 (2), 213-228.
Cajkler, W. & Hall, B. (2012) Languages in primary classrooms: A study of new teacher capability and practice, Language Awareness, 20 (1/2), 15-32.
Cajkler, W. & Hall, B. (2011) Teacher education and English as an additional language (EAL) in primary schools: perspectives from new teachers. In: Breidbach, Stephan / Elsner, Daniela / Young, Andrea (eds.): Language awareness in teacher education: cultural-political and social-educational perspectives. Frankfurt/M.: Lang. pp. 213-230.
Hall, B. and Cajkler, W. (2010) Perspectives on initial teacher training and induction for teaching pupils with English as an Additional Language, NALDIC Occasional Paper 24 (Series Editor: Constant Leung). Reading: NALDIC.
Cajkler W. & Tennant, G. (2009) Teaching assistants and pupils' academic and social engagement in mainstream schools: insights from systematic literature reviews, International Journal of Emotional Education, 1 (2), 71-90.
Cajkler W. & Hall, B. (2009) ‘When they first come in what do you do?’ Preparation for Teaching English as an Additional Language in Primary Schools, Language and Education, 23 (2), 153-17.