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Hamish Chalmers

Course Director MSc Applied Linguistics & Second Language Acquisition - University of Oxford

Hamish Chalmers is lecturer in Applied Linguistics and Second Language Acquisition in the Department of Education at the University of Oxford. His research interest centres on evaluation of pedagogical approaches to teaching children who use English as an Additional Language (EAL). In particular, his research focuses on the use of the first language as a pedagogical tool for multilingual learners in English medium classrooms. His methodological interest is in randomised trials, systematic reviews, and user engagement in science. He was a primary school teacher for the best part of two decades in both UK state schools and overseas in the International School sector. He is Vice Chair of NALDIC, the UK’s subject association for EAL, and Director of IDESR.org, an organisation that curates information about systematic review in education and publishes prospective registrations for planned and ongoing systematic reviews.