James Edward Thomas, M.A.


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Curriculum vitae

Current workplace
  • Department of English and American Studies
    Faculty of Arts
    Masaryk University
Current position
  • Lecturer
Education and academic qualifications
  • 2003: Masters in Applied Linguistics. Dissertation: Corpora and Concordances in the Study and Teaching of the Verbs of Academic Prose
  • 1984: Bachelor of Music Education
Professional experience
  • 2008: Faculty of Arts, Masaryk University, Lecturer
  • 2001: Faculty of Informatics, Masaryk University, Research assistant
  • 1997: Faculty of Education, Masaryk University, Lecturer
  • 1994: SCECGS Redlands, Music Teacher
  • 1990: International House, Brno, English Teacher
  • 1989: International House, Sydney, English Teacher
  • 1988: SCECGS Redlands, Music Teacher
  • 1982: Normanhurst Boys' High School, Music Teacher
Teaching activities
  • 2008: English language teaching and literature teaching methodology; ICT in English Language Teaching Using corpora in English language teaching and study
  • 2001 - 2007: English for Academic Purposes; Academic Writing; Using corpora in English language teaching and study; ICT in English Language Teaching
  • 1997 - 2001: English language teaching methodology; Normative Grammar; Communicative Syntax
Research activities
  • Exploration of the use of corpora in language teaching
  • Researching the potential application of recent findings in neo-Firthian linguistics to language teaching
  • The linguist aspects of academic writing
Other academic activities, research projects, grants
  • 2012-2014: Participant in MU's IMPACT project
  • 2010: Hosted the biennial international conference, Teaching and Language Corpora
  • 2008: 3 week ICT teacher training for Shandong University, Jinan (China)through the University of Cincinnati
  • 2003-07: British Council(China): one month teacher training courses
  • 2003-08: Norwich (UK) ICT for ELT Teacher training
  • 2005-06: Responsible for a two year nation-wide program training trainers in ELT through the Czech Ministry of Education
  • 2002,04,06,08: TALC conferences corpora in language education research and teaching
  • 1999: Deputy Head of English Dept, Faculty of Education
External activities
  • 2002 - 2014 Annual teacher training workshops in China under the auspices of the British Council.
  • 2002 - 2013 Annual teaching training summer ICT 4 ELT courses in Norwich (UK)
  • 2008: Workshops for Austrian English teachers on resources for teaching Global Issues.
  • 2005 - 2011: Tutor for Masters Multimedia course at Leeds Metropolitan University
  • 2005: Invited lecture at "Znalosti" conference. Linguistic Resources available on the Web
  • 2003: Invited workshop at MATSDA. The potential of e-learnin
Award
  • 2010: British Council ELTon award for innovation in ELT publishing g
Major publications
  • THOMAS, James Edward. Methodentrainings und Materialentwicklung für den Nachbarsprachen-unterricht. 2014. info
  • THOMAS, James Edward. Using Corpora in the Process of Academic Writing. In Using Corpora in the Process of Academic Writing. 2013. CHALLENGES OF FOREIGN LANGUAGE TEACHING V info
  • THOMAS, James Edward. Using the Sketch Engine for Linguistic Research. 2013. info
  • THOMAS, James Edward. Using Corpora in Language Teaching. 2013. doi:13. info
  • THOMAS, James Edward. Using Corpora for Writing Academic Prose. 2013. info
  • THOMAS, James Edward. Using Corpora in Language Education. 2013. Homepage info
  • THOMAS, James Edward. Just a Native Speaker. In International Forum on English Language Teaching VI. 2013. info
  • THOMAS, James Edward. British Council teacher training course: 4 weeks Hefei China. In British Council teacher training course. 2012. info
  • THOMAS, James Edward. Full day teacher training workshop in ICT in ELT. In Full day teacher training workshop in ICT in ELT. 2011. info
  • THOMAS, James Edward. Four teacher training workshops in a weekend training course. In Four teacher training workshops in a weekend training course. 2011. info
  • THOMAS, James Edward. Erasmus teacher exchange: presented using web-based tools in vocabulary development. In Erasmus teacher exchange: presented using web-based tools in vocabulary development. 2011. Presentation: Jamal and the Night Visitors info
  • THOMAS, James Edward. Co-presenter of all day workshop at Eurocall annual conference on corpus use in language teaching. In Co-presenter of all day workshop at Eurocall annual conference on corpus use in language teaching. 2011. info
  • THOMAS, James Edward. British Council/NILE: teacher training course. In British Council/NILE: teacher training course. 2011. info
  • Global Issues in English Language Teaching. : Society for Fair Trade, 2008. ISBN 978-80-254-2732-3. A sample of the book is available online info
  • THOMAS, James. Using Corpora in Language Teaching and Learning. Teaching English with Technology, A Journal for Teachers of English, 2006, roč. 2005, 6, 1. ISSN 1642-1027. URL info
  • THOMAS, James. Experiences with e-learning and visions for an intelligent future. In SCO 2005. 2005. vyd. Brno: MU, 2005. s. 101-106, 5 s. ISBN 80-210-3699-0. info
  • THOMAS, James. USING COMPUTERS IN CORRECTING WRITTEN WORK. 2004. ISBN 1642-1027. URL info
  • THOMAS, James Edward. EXTENDING VOCABULARY KNOWLEDGE WITH COMPUTERS. Teaching English with Technology, A Journal for Teachers of English, 2003, roč. 2003, č. 3. ISSN 1642-1027. URL info

2014/07/01

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