Robyn Najar is an Associate Professor and Head of ESOL/TESOL at Flinders University, Australia. She has spent over 30 years working in ESOL/TESOL and has, for over ten of these years, worked outside of Australia teaching English as a foreign language (EFL), training teachers and developing programmes, curriculum and materials in situ. Today, she is involved in the development and teaching of programmes in Australia and in Asia. She teaches applied linguistics in graduate programmes; and is involved in teacher development and EFL programme delivery. Robyn is also a keen researcher in the areas of FL teaching and learning, international student writing and strategic competencies in second language learning. Current projects include a study of collective efficacy and an enquiry into the relationship between self-efficacy and student learning outcomes. Robyn is motivated by a keen interest in second language acquisition and the challenge of communicative outcomes in foreign language teaching and learning contexts.
2004 TESOL Professional Development Scholarship, USA
2002 Hawke Institute Project Fellowship, AUST
2001 AUTC Institutional Award, AUST
1995 Pacific Asian Scholarship, University of Hawai'i, USA
1994 Pacific Asian Scholarship, University of Hawai'i, USA
1993 Pacific Asian Scholarship, University of Hawai'i, USA
1993 Educational Psychology Graduate Scholarship, University of Hawai'i, USA
1992 Ruth Crymes Scholarship, Department of Second Language Studies, University of Hawai'i, USA
1991 Ruth Crymes Scholarship, Department of Second Language Studies, University of Hawai'i, USA
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