Philip Chappell is a Lecturer in the Linguistics Department at Macquarie University, Australia. He has been involved in English Language Teaching, Language in Education/Applied Linguistics, ELT program management and TESOL since the early 1990s. He spent over ten years living in Asia, where he was involved with adult language teaching, language teacher education, curriculum development, program management, distance TESOL education and developing in-service professional development programs.
He currently conducts research in the areas of:
Second Language Classroom Interaction
Language teacher cognition
Digital technologies for second language learning and teaching
Systemic functional grammar for language teaching
Sociocultural approaches to language learning and teaching
Phil also teaches TESOL and Applied Linguistics courses at postgraduate level, and supervises higher degree research students at Masters and PhD level.
Phil currently convenes the Graduate Certificate in TESOL program, teaching the Linguistics and Language Teaching unit, as well as overseeing the other units and Practicum in TESOL.
Current projects involve investigating dialogic approaches to second language teaching and learning, mediation in second language classroom learning and teaching, and teacher cognition related to exam preparation courses and digital technologies. Phil is also the Executive Editor of the English Australia Journal.