Fiona Gallagher

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Fiona Gallagher is an assistant professor in the School of Applied Language and Intercultural Studies (SALIS) at Dublin City University. Before this, she worked as a teacher and CELTA teacher educator in Sudan, Italy, Spain, Ireland, the US, Australia and Portugal.  Her research interests lie primarily in the fields of second language acquisition, TESOL and bi/multilingual education with particular reference to: L1 use in language learning and teaching; translanguaging and plurilingual pedagogies; and teaching and learning in the linguistically and culturally diverse primary and secondary school classroom. 

She has published widely in her field, both as the author/co-author of various EFL textbooks and teacher guides and in high-ranking peer reviewed journals and edited volumes.  Among her most recent publications are: 

Gallagher, F. and Geraghty, C. (2021) 'Exploring mono/multilingual practices on the CELTA course: What trainers say'Language Teaching Research, online  doi:10.1177/1362168821991253

Gallagher F. (2020) 'Considered in context: EFL teachers’ views on the classroom as a bilingual space and codeswitching in shared-L1 and in multilingual contexts'. System, 91 doi: 10.1016/j.system.2020.102262

Ćatibušić, B., Gallagher, F. and Karazi, S. (2019) 'Syrian voices: an exploration of the language learning needs and integration supports for adult Syrian refugees in Ireland'. International Journal of Inclusive Education, 25 (1):22-39 doi: 10.1080/13603116.2019.1673957

  

Peer Reviewed Journal

Year Publication
2021 Gallagher, F. & Geraghty, C. (2021) 'Exploring mono/multilingual practices on the CELTA course: What trainers say'. Language Teaching Research, online . [Link] [DOI]
2020 Gallagher F. (2020) 'Considered in context: EFL teachers’ views on the classroom as a bilingual space and codeswitching in shared-L1 and in multilingual contexts'. System, 91 . [Link] [DOI]
2019 Catibusic, B;Gallagher, F;Karazi, S (2019) 'Syrian voices: an exploration of the language learning needs and integration supports for adult Syrian refugees in Ireland'. International Journal of Inclusive Education, 25 (1):22-39. [Link] [DOI]
2019 Gallagher, F. and Leahy, A. (2019) 'From drowned Drumlins to pyramid-shaped Peaks: analysing the linguistic Landscape of Geography to support English Language Learning in the mainstream Classroom'. Irish Educational Studies, 38 (4):435-450. [Link] [DOI]
2017 Gallagher, F.; Colohan, G. (2017) 'T(w)o and fro: using the L1 as a language teaching and learning tool in the CLIL classroom'. THE LANGUAGE LEARNING JOURNAL (PRINT), 45 (4):485-498. [DOI]
2014 Gallagher F. and Leahy A. (2014) 'The feel good factor: Comparing immersion by design and immersion by default models'. Language, Culture and Curriculum, 27 (1):58-71. [DOI]

Book

Year Publication
2011 Gallagher, Fiona (2011) New Total English Elementary Teachers' Book (revised edition). : Pearson Education Limited.
2011 Crace, A. and Gallagher, Fiona (2011) New Total English Upper Intermediate Teachers' Book (revised edition). : Pearson Educaton Ltd.
2007 Gallagher, F. and Toal, M. (2007) Energy 2 DVD: A Tale of Two Friends workbook. : Pearson Longman.
2005 Gallagher, F (2005) Total English Elementary: Teacher's Resource Book. : Longman.
1995 Cleasby, S & Gallagher, F (1995) Breakthrough: An English coursebook. : Gill & Macmillan.

Book Chapter

Year Publication
2019 Ćatibušić, B., Gallagher, F., & Karazi, S. (2019) 'Beyond ESOL provision: perspectives on language and intercultural support for Syrian refugees in Ireland' In: ESOL provision in the UK and Ireland: Challenges and Opportunities. Bern : Peter Lang.
2019 Ćatibušić, B., Gallagher, F., & Karazi, S. (2019) 'An investigation of ESOL provision for adult Syrian refugees in Ireland: Voices of support providers' In: ESOL provision in the UK and Ireland: Challenges and Opportunities. Bern : Peter Lang.
2005 Gallagher, F (2005) 'Adjusting to a new culture of learning: teaching transferable skills on an International Foundation Course programme' In: Developing students' transferable skills in the language classroom. Dublin City University : Transferable Skills Project.

Conference Publication

Year Publication
2007 Fiona Gallagher (2007) IATEFL 2007 Aberdeen Conference Selections Using transferable skills to support the needs of EAP students in third level institutions

Conference Contribution

Year Publication
2013 Gallagher, F. & Colohan, G. (2013) CLIL 2013: Modernizing Educational Practice Perspectives in Content and Language Integrated Learning T(w)o and Fro: code-switching as a teaching tool in the CLIL classroom Ustron, Poland, 04/04/2013-06/04/2013.
2011 Gallagher, Fiona; Leahy, Angela (2011) Re-Imagining Initial Teacher Education: Perspectives on Transformation When is the teacher not a linguist? Language in the non-language classroom St. Patrick's College Drumcondra, Dublin, 30/06/2011-02/07/2011.
2010 Gallagher, Fiona, Leahy, Angela and Simon, Annette (2010) New Challenges for Multilingualism in Europe (LINEE) Multilingual learning: voices and choices Dubrovnik, Croatia, 11/04/2010-15/04/2010.
2009 Gallagher, Fiona, Leahy, Angela, Simon, Annette. (2009) Multilingualism, Regional & Minority Languages: Paradigms for 'Languages of the Wider World' It's kinda easy: children's perspectives on immersion education - Gaelscoileanna and multicultural classrooms SOAS, University of London, UK, 16/04/2009-17/04/2009.
2009 Gallagher, Fiona, Leahy, Angela and Simon, Annette (2009) Language Learning - Language Teaching; Prospects for Education across Europe “We’d always win charades hands down” : Teachers’ prespectives on immersion education Vechta, Germany, 03/12/2009-05/12/2009.
2007 Gallagher, F. (2007) IATEFL 2007: 41st International Annual Conference Using transferable skills to support the needs of EAP students in Third Level institutions Aberdeen, Scotland, 18/04/2007-22/04/2007.
2007 Gallagher, F. & McDermott, A. (2007) CONUL Annual International Literacy Seminar Teaching an Informationa Literacy Programme to meet the needs of Chinese students Dublin, 31/05/2007-31/05/2007.
2005 Gallagher, F., Pechenart, J. & Sherry, R. (2005) SEDA/AISHE Spring Conference - Inspiring Learning: Diversity and Excellence Diverse Approaches to developing transferable skills in academic courses Belfast, 12/05/2005-12/05/2005.
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