Dr. John Senior

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Dr. Senior has holds a Post Graduate Diploma in Education, MA (TESOL) from Middlesex University, PhD from Rhodes University and assessor’s qualification in English and English Second Language Teaching.  He has managed and taught in language and communications programs for the last 20 years at various universities around the world in positions including Program Leader, Department Head and Associate Dean.  Dr. Senior’s research and publication interests are in the fields of English literature and English second language learning; however, his current research is focused on mobile and e-learning.  Recent accomplishments include presenting the keynote address for the 28th International Conference on Teaching, Education and Learning.

His area of specialization are English an ESL.

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    Paper: 28th International Conference on Teaching, Education and Learning, Dubai 2017, Teaching Vocabulary with a Mobile Video Application in an EFL Classroom, Effective or Not.

    Paper: TESOL Arabia, Dubai 2016, Mobile Apps. in an English Class.

    Paper: TESOL Arabia, Dubai 2016, Is English an Instrument of Exclusion?

    Paper: Conference on E-learning. Walter Sisulu University, East London South Africa. Nov. 2011.  Things we Couldn’t do on Paper; Integrating Contextual Language Support into Blackboard Modules.

    Article: International Journal of Learning,  2009, In whose Languages should we Teach?: A Comparison of Historically Disadvantaged Student English and Home Language Capabilities at a South African University.

    Paper: International Conference on Bilingualism and Bilingual Education.  American Univ. of Sharjah, U.A.E. Dec. 2009. Designing Multi-lingual Self-study e-Learning Course Support Materials: A Study of Experiential Teaching Practices among Non-Mother-Tongue English Speakers at a University in South Africa.

    Paper:  3rd Annual University Teaching and Learning Conference. University of Natal, Durban, South Africa, Oct. 2009.   Can linguistic/cultural academic barriers for non-English home language students be successfully navigated by students through an integrated multi-lingual e-learning platform?

    Paper: Sixteenth International Conference on Learning, University of Barcelona,  June, 2009. A study of experimental teaching practices among non-mother-tongue English speakers at a university in South Africa.

    Paper: 15th International Conference on Learning, University of Chicago, June 2008. In whose Languages should we Teach?: A Comparison of Historically Disadvantaged Student English and Home Language Capabilities at a South African University.

     

    Co-author and editor, CD and Workbook, Listen and Learn IsiXhosa, SDI, 2007.

    Contributing author, textbook,  Communicating With a Vision,  Van Schaik, 2007.

    Author: Course materials: English Second Language Distance Education Programme, Public Financial Services Agency, Bhisho South Africa, 2006.

    Editor: Social Responsibility Workbook, NGZ Consulting, 2006.

    Article: Current Writing, 2006, “Spiritualism and Nature in the Works of Henry Rider Haggard”.

    Paper: Second Literature & Ecology Colloquium, Rhodes University, Grahamstown, September 2005.  The Continuity of the Spirit Among all Living Things in the Philosophy and Literature of Henry Rider Haggard.

    Article: “The Noble Savage”, Encyclopaedia of Religion and Nature, Continuum. N.Y. 2004.

    Paper, SAALT Conference, Pretoria, South Africa, July 2005.  Add in or Add on Foundation English Courses for “at risk” University Students. 

    Manual: English for Accounting, Sector Education and Training Authority for Accounting. Johannesburg, 2004.

    Paper: 4th Biennial Conference International Society for Travel Writing, University of Wisconsin, Oshkosh, November 2004. H.Rider Haggards Contribution to the Literary Fetishization of the Zulu People, and the Authors later reflection upon his own complicity in their devastation.

    Proceedings Paper, 21st FIPLV Conference Johannesburg, July 2003.  Some Mighty Fancy Words, a study of language teaching methodologies applied to under-prepared learners entering university.

    Manual: Oral Communications, Public Financial Services Agency, Bhisho 2003.

    Manual: Written Communications, Public Financial Services Agency, Bhisho, 2003.

    Article, Journal of the Shakespeare Society of South Africa, (1998) “Whose Gay in Shakespeare’s Play: Love’s Labour’s Lost”.

    Paper, Interaction Annual Journal,1996,  “African Spirituality in the Fiction of H. Rider Haggard”.

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