School of Education, Communication and Language Sciences

Staff Profiles

Dr Muge Satar Coen

Lecturer in Applied Linguistics and TESOL

Background

I joined the Applied Linguistics and Communication team at Newcastle University in December 2016. Prior to that I worked as a Lectuer at Boğaziçi University, Istanbul teaching academic English and TESOL courses. I have also taught English as a foreign language  and Turkish as a foreign language at both secondary school level and in adult education in Turkey and in the UK, at King's College, London.

My research interests include Computer Assisted Language Learning (CALL), in particular Computer Mediated Communication (CMC) and online language learning and teaching. 

Recent Publications

Hauck, M., & Satar, H. M.. (2018). Learning and teaching languages in technology-mediated contexts: The relevance of social presence, co-presence, participatory literacy and multimodal competence. In R. Kern & D. Develotte (Eds.), Screens and scenes: Online multimodal communication and intercultural encounters (pp.133-157). London: Routledge.

Satar, H. M., & Akcan, S. (2018). Pre-service EFL teachers' online participation, interaction, and social presence. Language Learning & Technology, 22(1), 157-183.

Satar, H. M., & Wigham, C. R. (2017). Multimodal instruction-giving practices in webconferencing-supported language teaching. System, 70, 63-80.

Satar, H. M. (2016). Meaning-making in online language learner interactions via desktop videoconferencing. ReCALL, 28(3), 305-325. 

Qualifications

PhD, MRes in Education, MA in Computer and Instructional Technologies, BA in English Language Teaching

Esteem Indicators

EuroCALL: Since 2014, I have been acting as the secretary for the Computer Mediated Communication Special Interest Group (CMC SIG) for EuroCALL.

UniCollaboration: I am elected to be an Executive Board member for the 2018-2020 period acting as the second publications officer.

I am the co-editor of Journal of Virtual Exchange and ARECLS (Annual Review of Education, Communication, and Language Sciences)

I co-edited a special issue of Writing & Pedagogy, titled Multimodality in Electronic Feedback in Writing

I am a member of EuroCALL,  BAAL and ELTER

Area of expertise

Computer-Assisted Language Learning; Online Language Learning and Teaching; Computer-Mediated Communication


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Research

My research to date has focused on technology enhanced foreign language learning and teacher education, particularly on the concept of social presence in multimodal online communication among language learners, interaction and participation in blended learning contexts, instruction-giving sequences in online language teaching, development of speaking and writing skills, task-based language teaching, and affective factors in language learning.

In my research, I employ both qualitative and quantitative data collection and analysis methods, including experimental research design, case studies, questionnaires, interviews, multimodal social semiotic analysis, multimodal interaction analysis, thematic analysis, content analysis and social network analysis.

Current research project

An examination of experienced online language teachers' multimodal instruction-giving practices (Faculty Research Funding, 2018-19) PI

Critical Skills for Life and Work: Developing the Professional Intercultural Communicative Competence of Highly-Skilled Refugees, funded by Erasmus , project website

Teaching

I teach on the MA in Applied Linguistics and TESOL degree.

I am the module leader for:

ALC8022 Computer-Assisted Language Learning (CALL)

ALC8036 Materials Design and Evaluation in TESOL.

I contribute to lectures in ALC8020 Research Methods in Applied Linguistics.

I am interested in supervising masters and PhD students who would like to study online multimodal language learner interactions and intercultural exchanges. Potential research areas and methods include: Computer Mediated Communication (CMC); Distance language learning and teacher education; Social presence; Online Intercultural Exchanges/Telecollaboration; Digital/multimodal literacies; Multimodal Interaction Analysis; Social semiotics; Interactional Sociolinguistics, Social Network Analysis, Eye-tracking.

For PhD candidates: Please note that I check similarity scores for post-graduate proposals using Turnitin. You can find more information about plagiarism on the following links: 

1. https://www.ncl.ac.uk/library/subject-support/informed-learner/plagiarism.php

2. http://www.plagiarism.org/teaching-about-plagiarism

3. http://www.uefap.com/writing/writfram.htm

Also see Activity 10.16 (page198) in Gillet, A., Hammond, A., & Martala, M. (2009). Inside track to successful academic writing. Canada: Pearson Education.

Publications