Dr. Rowena Kasprowicz recently joined the University of Reading’s Institute of Education (IoE) in July 2018 as a Lecturer in Second Language Education. Specifically, she is the Co-Programme Director for the MA in English Language Education delivered in collaboration with Guangdong University of Foreign Studies (China) and teaches on the IoE’s other Masters and undergraduate programmes.

Having completed her PhD in Education at the University of York in 2015, Rowena went on to work as a Post-doctoral Research Associate in the Digital Creativity Labs (University of York) and taught German as a foreign language in primary schools in Yorkshire.

Rowena’s research draws on both second language acquisition theory and language teaching practice to explore foreign language teaching and learning within the primary school classroom. Rowena is co-leading the Gaming Grammar project, which investigates the development and use of innovative, digital game-based techniques for foreign language grammar learning. This work forms part of the activities of the Digital Creativity Labs, funded by a £4 million grant from the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC). In addition, Rowena is a collaborator on the Open Accessible Summaries In Language Sciences (OASIS) initiative (funded by The British Academy and The Economic and Social Research Council Impact Acceleration Account), which is establishing a systematic and sustainable culture of providing open, accessible summaries of research in the language sciences.