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Dr. Michael Evans

Dr. Michael Evans

Reader in Education, Deputy Head of the Faculty of Education

Director of Postgraduate Course Development

Second language education

Language teacher education

Cross-cultural education

Language education policy

Office Phone: (+44) (0)1223 767647

Departments and Institutes

Faculty of Education:

Research Interests

I specialise in research in second language education, with particular interests in teacher education and foreign language learning (French and Spanish) in the secondary sector. Related fields of interest include bilingual and cross-cultural pupil discourse analysis, language learner codeswitching, the use of ICT in language learning, the effect of study abroad on L2 proficiency, the politics of second language education.


  • Language teacher education
  • Language policy and planning
  • Language teaching


Key Publications

Evans, M. (forthcoming 2012) The sociolinguistics of schooling: the relevance of Derrida's Monolingualism of the Other or The Prosthesis of Origin in Esch, E. and Solly, M. (eds.) The Sociolinguistics of Language Education in International Contexts. (Berne: Peter Lang)

Evans, M. (with Fisher, L.) (forthcoming) Emergent communities of practice: secondary schools' interaction with primary school foreign language teaching and learning, Language Learning Journal. DOI:10.1080/09571736.2011.567357

Evans, M. (with Fisher, L.) (2010) Translating policy into practice: the impact of the KS3 Framework for MFL on language teaching and learning in schools. Research Papers in Education, 25 (4), 479 - 493.

Evans, M. (with Fisher, L.) (2009) Language Learning at Key Stage 3: The Impact of the Key Stage 3 Modern Foreign Languages Framework and changes to the curriculum on provision and practice. Final report. DCSF.

Evans, M. (Ed.) (2009) Foreign Language Learning with Digital Technology. London: Continuum.