Dr Muna Morris-Adams


Dr Muna Morris-Adams

I worked as a translator and social worker before starting to teach German, English and women’s self-defence. My connection with Aston goes back to 1987 when I did the very first Certificate in TEFL course run by the then Language Studies Unit. The following year I started teaching on EAP courses, and went from there to get involved with the expansion of EAP/ESP short course provision, as well as distance learning and on-campus teacher training courses.

  • B. Soc.Sc. Birmingham University
  • Dip. TFLA Edinburgh University
  • Institute of Linguists Diploma (German)
  • MSc in TESOL Aston University
  • IELTS examiner
  • PhD Applied Linguistics (Aston University)
  • Course Director for the Certificate in Advanced Studies in ELT (distance learning for experienced teachers)
  • PhD supervision

Undergraduate Modules

  • LE1087 Academic Communication Skills
  • LE3022 Spoken Discourse Analysis
  • LE3006 Dissertation
  • LE3014 Dissertation (Single Honours)
  • LE3018 Practical Approaches to Teaching and Learning

Postgraduate Modules

  • LEM008 English Teaching Practice
  • LEM016 Methodology
  • LEM047 Theorising Practice
  • LRM001 Research Methods


  • Language teaching methodology
  • Teacher education
  • Teaching speaking skills
  • Classroom interaction
  • Analysis of discourse
  • Member of BAAL, IATEFL and CLERA
  • JALT, Kobe, Japan, Oct. 2013: The interpersonal dimension of language learning and Learner anecdotes

  • Topics and conversation  . CamTESOL conference, Cambodia. 2013

  • It’s good to talk.   Featured presenter at KOTESOL International Conference, Seoul, 2011

  • How’s it going? Conversational competence in intercultural encounters, TESOL Spain 2010

  • Task-based learning and teaching: opportunities and challenges. Plenary talk ELT conference, Cuba 2010

  • 'But anyway...' Topic management in native-speaker/non-native-speaker conversations China: 5th International Conference on ELT in China 2007

  • Dealing with misunderstandings: lessons from native-speaker/non-native-speaker conversations  Japan: JALT 2007

  • Responses to feedback in a distance learning context TESOL Greece 2006

  • Reflections on the relevance and outcomes of a Communication Skills course for 1st year undergraduates University of Luton : Symposium on Academic Communication Skills 2004

Room: MB734
Phone: 0121 204 3780
Email:  m.m.adams@aston.ac.uk