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Amos Paran

Professor (TESOL) at IOE, UCL's Faculty of Education and Society

Amos Paran is a professor of teaching English to speakers of other languages (TESOL) at the UCL Institute of Education. He began his professional career teaching English as foreign language (EFL) in secondary schools in Israel and writing EFL coursebooks. His principal areas of interest are using literature in EFL, reading in EFL and distance education. Publications include editing Literature in Language Teaching and Learning (TESOL 2006) and Testing the Untestable in Language Education (Multilingual Matters 2010); his most recent book (with Pauline Robinson) is Literature, a teachers’ resource book (OUP 2016). He has worked with teachers in many international contexts such as Chile, France and Spain, including visiting appointments at the University of Tübingen (Germany) and the University of Szeged (Hungary). He is a tutor on the free MOOC, ‘Teaching EFL/ESL Reading: A Task-Based Approach’. He serves on the committee of the IATEFL Literature Special Interest Group, and is co-convenor of the AILA research network, Literature in Language Learning and Teaching.

Amos Paran's contributions