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prof. dr hab. Mirosław Pawlak

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Acting Dean for English Philology in Kalisz

Head of the Department of English Studies

e-mail: pawlakmi@amu.edu.pl

 

CONFERENCE PAPERS AND PUBLICATIONS


Degrees:


1995 – M.A. in English methodology, School of English, Poznań, MA thesis written under the supervision of prof. Krystyna Droździał-Szelest: Interaction in the classroom and the teaching of speaking skills.

1999 – PhD in applied linguistics, School of English, Poznań, doctoral dissertation  written under the supervision of prof. Krystyna Droździał-Szelest: Interactive processes in the foreign language classroom.

2007 – D.Litt. in applied linguistics, School of English, Poznań: The place of form-focused instruction in the foreign language classroom. Kalisz – Poznań: Adam Mickiewicz University Press, pp. 560.

2013 – Full Professor (the title of professor) in the field of humanities.

 

Research interests:


  • interactive processes in the foreign language classroom
  • form-focused instruction
  • corrective feedback in the foreign language classroom
  • learner autonomy
  • individual differences in language learning
  • communication strategies
  • learning strategies
  • pronunciation learning strategies
  • grammar learning strategies
  • teaching foreign language pronunciation
  • task-based language learning and teaching
  • learning and teaching speaking in a foreign language
  • measurement of explicit and implicit knowledge
  • language testing
  • language policies of the Council of Europe
  • European Language Portfolio

 

Teaching experience:


  • foreign language pedagogy
  • issues in language acquisition and use
  • new technologies in foreign language learning and teaching
  • selected issues in applied linguistics
  • intercultural communication
  • BA seminar
  • MA seminar
  • supplementary seminar
  • proseminar
  • practical English

 

Honors:


  • Prize of the Principal of Tadeusz Kościuszko High School in Turek in 1997, 1999 and 2001.
  • Prize of the Rector of Adam Mickiewicz University in 2006, 2007, 2009 and 2013.
  • Prize of the Rector of State School of Higher Professional Education in Konin in 2001, 2002, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009 and 2010.
  • Prize of the Minister of Higher Education for Administrative Achievements in 2012.

 

Professional organizations:


  • Modern Language Association of Poland – Secretary General
  • Polish Association for the Study of English (PASE) – PASE Board Member
  • International Association of Teachers of English as a Foreign Language (IATEFL)
  • International Association of Teachers of English as a Foreign Language in Poland (IATEFL Poland)
  • European Society for the Study of English (ESSE)
  • Teachers of English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL)
  • American Association of Applied Linguistics (AAAL)
  • British Association for Applied Linguistics (BAAL)
  • European Second Language Association (EUROSLA)
  • American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages (ACTFL)
  • Polish Society for Applied Linguistics
  • Cracow Association for Popularizing Knowledge About Language Communication “Tertium”

 

Organizer of conferences and congresses:


  • Autonomia ucznia w nauczaniu języków obcych [Learner autonomy in teaching foreign languages], Konin, May 12-14, 2003, Konin. Head of the Organizing Committee.
  • Europejski system opisu kształcenia językowego i Europejskie portfolio językowe a polski system edukacji [The Common European Framework for Languages and the European Language Portfolio in the Polish educational system], Łódź, September 26-28, 2007. Head of the Organizing Committee.
  • Autonomia ucznia w nauczaniu języków obcych – co osiągnęliśmy i dokąd zmierzamy [Learner autonomy in teaching foreign languages – achievements and challenges], Konin, May 9-11, 2007, Konin. Head of the Organizing Committee.
  • International IATEFL Research SIG Conference: Exploring English language learning and teaching, Konin, October 5-6, 2007. Head of the Organizing Committee.
  • Konferencja Polskiego Towarzystwa Neofilologicznego: Nauczyciel języków obcych dziś i jutro [Annual Conference of the Modern Language Association of Poland: The foreign language teacher: The present and the future], Kalisz, September 8-10, 2008. Head of the Organizing Committee.
  • Mówienie w języku obcym – sukcesy i porażki uczenia się i nauczania [Speaking in a foreign language: Successes and failures of teaching and learning], Konin, May 18-20, 2009. Head of the Organizing Committee.
  • Autonomia ucznia w nauczaniu języków obcych – uczeń a nauczyciel [Learner autonomy in teaching foreign languages – the learner and the teacher], Konin, May 10-12, 2010, Konin. Head of the Organizing Committee.
  • 19th Conference of the Polish Association for the Study of English: Crossing frontiers, staking out new territories: Kalisz, April 19-21, 2010. Head of the Organizing Committee.
  • Konferencja Polskiego Towarzystwa Neofilologicznego: Dyskurs edukacyjny w klasie językowej [Annual Conference of the Modern Language Association of Poland: Educational discourse in the foreign language classroom], Kalisz, September 12-14, 2011. Head of the Organizing Committee.
  • Mówienie w języku obcym – sukcesy i porażki uczenia się i nauczania [Speaking in a foreign language: Effective learning, teaching and assessment], Konin, May 16-18, 2011. Head of the Organizing Committee.
  • International Conference organized in collaboration with the IATEFL Research SIG: Classroom-oriented research: Achievements and challenges. Kalisz, October 14-16, 2011. Head of the Organizing Committee.
  • Autonomia ucznia w nauczaniu języków obcych – techniki, strategie, narzędzia [Learner autonomy in teaching foreign languages: Techniques, strategies, resources], Konin, May 8-10, 2012. Head of the Organizing Committee.
  • 22nd EUROSLA Conference: Expanding discipline boundaries, Poznań, September 5-8, 2012. Member of the Organizing Committee.
  • Mówienie w języku obcym – perspektywa psycholingwistyczna i socjolingwistyczna [Speaking in a foreign language: Psycholinguistic and sociolinguistic perspectives], Konin, May 13-15, 2013. Head of the Organizing Committee.
  • International Conference organized in collaboration with the IATEFL Research SIG: Classroom-oriented research: Reconciling theory and practice. Konin, October 14-16, 2013. Head of the Organizing Committee.
  • Autonomia ucznia w nauczaniu języków obcych – rozwijanie samodzielności w klasie i poza nią [Learner autonomy in teaching foreign languages: Independent learning inside and outside the classroom], Konin, May 12-14, 2014. Head of the Organizing Committee.
  • Language learning strategies: Challenges for the future, Konin, June 4-5, 2014. Head of the Organizing Committee.
  • Mówienie w języku obcym – zwiększanie jakości interakcji w klasie językowej [Speaking in a foreign language: Enhancing the quality of classroom interaction], Konin, May 11-13, 2015. Head of the Organizing Committee.
  • International Conference organized in collaboration with the IATEFL Research SIG: Classroom-oriented research: Towards effective learning and teaching. Konin, October 12-14, 2015. Head of the Organizing Committee.

 

Supervisor of doctoral dissertations:


  • 2010. Mariusz Kruk The development of learner autonomy through Internet resources and its impact on English language attainment (reviewers: prof. UAM dr hab. Krystyna Droździał-Szelest, prof. dr hab. Halina Widła) – IFA UAM.
  • 2010. Anna Mystkowska-Wiertelak Production-oriented and reception-based approaches to teaching English grammar: An empirical study (reviewers: prof. UAM dr hab. Krystyna Droździał-Szelest, prof. UŁ dr hab. Jan Majer) – IFA UAM.
  • 2011. Jakub Bielak Applying Cognitive Grammar in the foreign language classroom: Teaching English possessives, tense and aspect (reviewers: prof. UŚ Danuta Gabryś-Barker, prof. Henryk Kardela) – IFA UAM.
  • 2011. Anna Broszkiewicz Exploring the effects of focused communication tasks on the acquisition of complex grammar structures by advanced learners of English (reviewers: prof. UO Ewa Piechurska-Kuciel, prof. UAM dr hab. Paweł Scheffler) – IFA UAM.
  • 2013. Danuta Główka The influence of social factors on attainment in learning English as a foreign language (reviewers: prof. UAM dr hab. Krystyna Droździał-Szelest, prof. dr hab. Maria Wysocka) – WA UAM.

 

 


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