Research Staff Interests

Dr  Gee  Macrory

Biography

Before joining MMU in 1990, Gee had taught languages in schools and colleges and spent two years as a local authority advisory teacher. She has taught in ITE and CPD, and on both primary and secondary courses at MMU, including teaching and supervision of primary MFL trainees on the primary languages exchange programme with France, Spain and Germany. Currently she works primarily on the PGCE Secondary MFL course and the MA Language Education. Her PhD is on early bilingualism and current research interests include bilingualism, classroom language learning and teacher education. She was Associate Director of the DfES project 'The provision of foreign language learning for pupils at KS2' (2003- 2004), Project Manager for a European funded project Technology Enhanced Language Learning Pedagogy (2007-2009), and a member of the Steering Committee for the HEFCE funded 'Community and Lesser Taught Languages Project' 2007-2010. She led the teacher training element of this, which won the European Award for Languages 2010. She was a member of CILT's (National Centre for Languages) national Advisory Group on Initial Teacher Training from 2002-2009. She referees for journals, publishers and research funding bodies, is an experienced external examiner, has published in a number of books and journals, and given numerous talks and conference presentations in the UK and abroad.

Research Interests

Language acquisition and bilingualism in early childhood; teaching and learning Modern Foreign Languages in primary and secondary classrooms; technology and language learning; the global dimension in languages teaching; MFL teacher education and phonics in initial teacher education.

Research Groups

Centre for Communication, Discourse, and Learning

Research Projects

The provision of foreign language learning for pupils at KS2, DfES.

Technologically-Enhanced Language Learning Pedagogy 2003-20134244-2007-UK-COMENIUS-CMP 04

Project Websites

www.tellp.prg

Refereed Journal Articles

Macrory, G., Chrétien, L. & Ortega-Martin, J. (2012) 'Technologically enhanced language learning in primary schools in England, France and Spain: developing linguistic competence in a technologically enhanced classroom environment.' Education 3-13:International Journal of Primary, Elementary and Early Years Education 40(4) pp433-444 online here

Macrory, G. & McLachlan, A. (2009) 'Bringing Modern Languages into the Primary Curriculum in England: Investigating Effective Practice in Teacher Education.' European Journal of Teacher Education 32,3 pp259-270

Macrory, G. and Beaumont, M. (2007) 'Anglo-French partnerships in primary languages: implications of school links for learning, teaching and training.' Francophonie 36, pp3-9

Macrory, G. (2007) 'Constructing language; evidence from a French-English bilingual child.' Early Child Development and Care 177,6 pp781-792

Macrory, G. (2006) 'Bilingual language development: what do early years practitioners need to know?' Early Years: an International Journal of Research and Development 26,2 pp159-170

Macrory, G. (2002) 'Learning to talk like a language teacher: Crossing the boundary between school and university.' Prospect 17 2, pp 62-70

Macrory, G. (2001) 'Language Development: what do early years practitioners need to know?' Early Years: an International Journal of Research and Development 21, 1 pp33-40

Macrory, G.(2000) 'Learning to teach grammar in the modern foreign languages classroom and some implications for initial teacher education.' Research in Education 64, pp55-82

Macrory, G. & Stone, V. (2000) 'Pupil Progress in the Acquisition of the Perfect Tense in French.' Language Teaching Research 4, 1 pp55-82

Macrory, G. & Stone, V. (1996) 'Knowing and Using the Perfect Tense in French.' in Blue, G.M. & Mitchell, R. (eds) Language and Education Papers from the Annual Meeting of the British Association for Applied Linguistics, University of Southampton, (Sept 1995) Clevedon: Multilingual Matters

Macrory G. (1996) 'The PGCE Modern Foreign Languages Course: the Role of the Target Language.' Language Learning Journal no 14

Book Chapters

Macrory, G. (2008) 'Primary Languages: Beyond the curriculum.' in Boys, R & Spink, E. Teaching the Primary Curriculum: Foundation Subjects London: Continuum Books

Macrory, G. (2008) 'Primary Languages: Constructing the curriculum.' in Boys, R & Spink, E. Teaching the Primary Curriculum: Foundation Subjects London: Continuum Books

Bizarro, R., Kahl, D., Macrory, G., Oroval, V., Stone, V., Tzova, H. and Wareing, S. (1999) 'Les systèmes de formation dans les pays partenaires.' in Brandenburg, I., Braud M. and Frank-Keyes G.(eds) Former les Tuteurs de LVE: un Defi Europeen/Training MFL Mentors: a European Challenge Porto: Faculdade de Letras da Universidade do Porto ISBN 972-9350-30-2

Bizarro, R., Kahl, D., Macrory, G., Oroval, V., Stone, V., Tzova, H. and Wareing, S. (1999) 'Profil d'un tuteur europeen.' in Brandenburg, I., Braud, M. and Frank-Keyes, G. (eds) Former les Tuteurs de LVE: un Defi Europeen/Training MFL Mentors: a European Challenge Porto: Faculdade de Letras da Universidade do Porto. ISBN 972-9350-30-2

Other Publications

Macrory, G., Chrétien, L. & Ortega-Martin, J. (2012) 'Technologically enhanced language learning in primary schools in England, France and Spain: developing linguistic competence in a technologically enhanced classroom environment.' Education 3-13:International Journal of Primary, Elementary and Early Years Education 40(4) pp433-444 online here

Macrory, G., Chrétien, L. and Ortega, J.L. (2009) 'Technologically Enhanced Language Learning Pedagogy: a project report and handbook for teachers.' weblink

Brady, C. and Macrory, G. (2008) 'Training primary languages teachers: the role of intercultural understanding.' LINKS 37 (Summer 2008) London: CILT

Macrory, G. with Lucette Chrétien, José Luis Ortega Martin, Pura Ariza and Cathy Brady (2008)'Technologically Enhanced Language Learning in Primary Schools in England, France and Spain: a project report.' LINKS 38 (Winter 2008) London: CILT.

Driscoll, P., Jones, J. and Macrory, G. (2005) 'The provision of foreign language learning for pupils at KS2.' Language Learning Journal 30 p74

Macrory, G. (1999) 'Developing a common language to articulate the teaching Academic Journal Papers and learning process: from linguist to language teacher via mentor and tutor.' LINKS 19

Macrory, G. and Stone, V. (1996) 'Training the trainers: a European perspective.' LINKS 15, London: CILT

Macrory, G. and Stone, V. (1995) 'Reading.' in Hansford, R. and Thorogood, J. From Linguist to Language Teacher, report of a conference organised by CILT (Centre for Information on Language Teaching and Research) at Dyffryn House, Cardiff

Macrory, G. (1992) 'Modern Foreign Languages and Initial Teacher Training.' NATESOL Newsletter issue 7

Macrory, G. and Martin, A. (1991) 'Bilingual learners and Assessment.' Manchester National Curriculum Newsletter

Macrory, G.(1989) 'Teaching French to Pupils with Special Needs.' Modern Languages Journal

Research Reports

Technology-enhanced Language Learning Pedagogy (TELLP), Project number: 134244-2007-UK-COMENIUS-CMP, Final report to EU (2009)

Driscoll, P., Jones, J. and Macrory, G. (2004) 'The provision of foreign language learning for pupils at KS2.' DfES Report ISBN 1 84478 306 5

eSpace

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Evidence of Impact on Policy and Professional Practice

Member of Advisory Group on Initial Teacher Training (AGITT) for CILT/National Centre for Languages (2002-2009)

Member of Manchester Local Authority Primary Languages Strategy Group (2005-2008)

Member of Steering Group for £600,000 HEFCE funded COLT (Community and Lesser Taught Languages) Project (2007-2010)

Chair of Northern Association for the Teaching of English to Speakers of Other Languages (NATESOL) (1988-1993)

Committee Member NATESOL (1993-2002)

Assistant Director, DfES Research Project: The provision of foreign language learning for pupils at KS2, DfES Report ISBN 1 84478 306 5 (2003- 2004)

Committee member of British Association for Applied Linguistics (BAAL) Special Interest Group Language Learning and Teaching (2005-2007)

Member of Advisory Board, Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) project: Learning French from ages 5, 7 and 11: An investigation into starting ages, rates and routes of learning amongst early foreign language learners (2009-2011)

Member of focus group to inform World Languages strategy, commissioned by TDA, Institute of Education, London (July 2010)

External examining: BA (Cumbria, UWIC); PGCE (UWIC, Reading, Warwick, Queen’s, Belfast); MA (Nottingham); PhD, Warwick (2008,2010), Nottingham (2008,2011), Edinburgh (2013)

Mentor to Association for Language Learning Linked Up Award scheme: Wharfedale French and Spanish Community Reading Project (2010-2011)

Mentor to Association for Language Learning Linked Up Award scheme: Motivation and Gender across three European countries – the impact of CLIL u pon pupils’ attitudes towards second language learning (2010-2011)

International Recognition

Project manager for £125,000 EU funded project with France and Spain: Technologically-Enhanced Language Learning Pedagogy, 2003-20134244-2007-UK-COMENIUS-CMP 04
Refereeing/evaluating for Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC), The Evidence for Policy and Practice Information and Co-ordinating Centre (EPPI-Centre) at the Institute of Education, University of London, and the Dutch Research Council (NWO)Research Programme: Language Acquisition & Multilingualism (LA&M).
Refereeing for journals: Prospect, Language Learning Journal, Early Years, European Journal of Teacher Education, British Education Research Journal, Journal of Child Language, Journal of Research in Special Educational Needs.
Refereeing for publishers: Sage Publications.
External evaluation (2007-09) of the LLP Comenius Multilateral Project CAFT – A Comparative Analysis of Folk Tales : A Multicultural Perspective, led by University of Ankara, Turkey.

Major Awards, Prizes & Honorary Degrees

European Award for Languages (Development of teacher training toolkit for community languages, with Pura Ariza, 2010)

Research-based Contributions to Practitioner and Academic Conferences

(April 2012) 'Motivation and gender across three European countries: the impact of CLIL on pupils attitudes towards second language learning.' CLIL 2012: From Practice to Visions. Utrecht, Holland (with Sarah Lister)

(April 2010) 'Technologically Enhanced Language Learning in Primary Schools in England, France and Spain: developing linguistic competence in a technologically enhanced classroom environment.' New Challenges for Multilingualism in Europe, Dubrovnik, (with Lucette Chrétien, Université de Poitiers, France, and José Luis Ortega Martín, Universidad de Granada, Spain)

(Sept 2009) 'Technologically Enhanced Learning in Primary Schools in England, France and Spain: investigating the impact on children’s language learning and the implications for teacher education.' British Educational Research Association Annual Conference, University of Manchester

(June 2009) 'Technologically Enhanced Primary Language Learning.' MMU Faculty Teaching and Learning Conference, Manchester (with Brian Goodwin)

(July 2009) 'Developing Chinese classrooms in the UK: some implications for teacher education.' British Chinese Language Teaching Society, 7th International Symposium on Teaching Chinese as a Foreign Language, University of Sheffield (with Feixia Wu and Amy Wang)

(July 2009) 'Language learning and effective pedagogy: towards a research agenda.' Technologically Enhanced Language Learning Pedagogy: a European conference, Manchester Metropolitan University

(July 2009) 'Technologically Enhanced Language Learning in Primary Schools in England, France and Spain.' British Association for Applied Linguistics Language Learning and Teaching SIG 5th Annual Conference, Manchester Metropolitan University

(2008) 'Technology enhanced primary language learning project.' CILT Annual ITE Conference, University of Loughborough

(2006) 'Bringing Modern Languages into the Primary Classroom: Investigating Effective Practice in Teacher Education.' Subject Centre for Languages, Linguistics and Area Studies/CILT conference: Crossing Frontiers: languages and the international dimension, University of Cardiff, Wales (with A. MacLachlan)

(2006) 'Partnership in Primary Languages: implications for learning, teaching and training.' BAAL (British Association for Applied Linguistics) Annual Conference, University of Cork, Republic of Ireland (with M. Beaumont)

(2005) 'Research into Primary MFL at KS2.' CILT Primary Languages Show, Palace Hotel, Manchester (with P. Driscoll, and J. Jones)

(2002) 'Learning to ask in French and English: a case study of a young bilingual child.' Linguistic Development in French, BAAL/CUP Seminar, University of Southampton.

(2000) 'Learning to teach Modern Foreign Languages: crossing the boundary between school and university.' BAAL (British Association for Applied Linguistics) Annual Conference, Homerton College, University of Cambridge.

(Sept 1997) 'Developing concepts of grammar on the MFL PGCE Course.' BERA (British Educational Research Association) Annual Conference, University of York (with V. Stone)

(Sept 1995) 'Knowing and Using the Perfect Tense in French.' British Association of Applied Linguistics (BAAL) Conference, University of Southampton (with V. Stone)

Conference Papers

(November 2009) 'Promoting diversity in language learning: the role of teacher education.' Community and Lesser Taught Languages: Planning, Promotion and Awareness, City Inn, Manchester.

(November 2009) 'Developing Chinese classrooms in the UK: some implications for teacher education.' Community Languages: planning, promotion and status, City Inn, Manchester (with Feixia Yu and Amy Wang)

(June 2009) 'The primary languages classroom: the relationship between language learning and intercultural understanding.' Languages Let Loose! A Cross-phase Languages Conference, with Medway Local Authority, Advisory Service Kent and Canterbury Christ Church University, Ramada Jarvis Hotel, Maidstone

(June 2009) 'The role of the university tutor in developing effective teachers.' Strumenti e processi per una valutazione autentica dell'insegnamento a levello europeo, University of Rome III, Italy

(April 2009) 'Traditional and contemporary perspectives on education for intercultural understanding.' International Congress of Comparative Literature and the Teaching of Literature and Language, University of Ankara, Turkey

(March 2008) 'The primary languages classroom: the role of intercultural understanding.' Primary Languages Show, Manchester Conference Centre (with Cathy Brady)

(May, 2008) 'Teacher training at MMU: meeting the challenge of the 21st century.' Dimensione di ricerca e di tirocinionella formazione iniziale degli insegnanti: Uno sguardo in Europa, University of Rome III, Italy

(Sept 2007) 'Assessment in primary languages.' Manchester Primary Languages Festival, City of Manchester Stadium

(2007) 'Training primary languages teachers: the role of intercultural understanding.' CILT Annual ITE Conference, University of Keele (with C Brady)

(2006) 'CLIL (Content and Language Integrated Learning) in primary pedagogy in Initial Teacher Education.' TDA 6 Schools Project, University of Granada, Spain (presented with L. Chretien & J. Ortega)

(2006) 'Global Citizenship and Modern Languages in the Secondary Classroom.' Global Citizenship and ITE MMU/DEP Conference, MMU, Manchester (with Bernard, Desrochers-Lo, Devouge, Goodman, Levi and Razik)

(2006) 'Devenir europeen: eleve, professeur, stagiaire, formateur.' TDA Launch of 6 schools project: Futuroscope Poitiers, France Spain (presented with L. Chretien & J. Ortega)

(2005) 'French-English primary partnerships.' Anglo-French TDA Conference, Ministry of Education, Paris, France (jointly presented with L. Chretien)

(2004) 'Modern foreign languages in the primary curriculum.' National Primary Training and Education Council (Naptec) Annual Conference, St Hugh's College, University of Oxford

(2004) 'Modern Foreign Languages in the Primary School: the research perspective.' Trafford/TTA Conference on Primary MFL and ITE, Sale West Development Centre, Cheshire

(2004) 'Research into language acquisition: implications for teachers and teacher educators.' CILT Annual ITE Conference, UMIST, Manchester

(2002) 'Citizenship and MFL Teaching.' Association for Language Learning Conference, University of York (with S. Anthony and C. Brady)

(2001) 'The role of action research in becoming a professional.' Association for Language Learning Conference, UMIST, Manchester (with S. Wareing and C. Brady)

(2000) 'Making Practice Explicit: is this the place for theory?' International Conference on Mentoring in Modern Foreign Languages, Worcester College, Oxford

Seminars

(April 2010) 'Teacher education: making connections between complementary and mainstream schools.' ESRC Research Seminar Series: Complementary Schools - Linking research, policy and practice, Institute of Education, London

(March 2010) 'Research and curriculum change.' Staff development day, MMU

(Nov 2009) 'Project report: application in other contexts.' Technologically Enhanced Language Learning (TELLP) Seminar, MMU

(June 2009) 'Primary Languages 2010!' Primary Partnership Conference, MMU

(June 2008) 'Teaching Chinese: Issues & Challenges in Initial Teacher Education Mainstreaming Chinese.' Institute of Education, London. (with Terry Lamb and Jo Eastlake)

(Jan 2008) 'Implementing materials in primary initial teacher education at Manchester Metropolitan University.' Primary National Strategy SEN Inclusion Development Programme: dyslexia and speech, language and communication needs (SLCN) , ITT workshop, Thistle Hotel, London

(Nov 2006) 'Language teaching in the primary school: changing the landscape.' Northern Association for Teachers of English to Speakers of Other Languages (NATESOL) , University of Manchester

(May 2004) 'The acquisition of questions in a French-English bilingual child: A case study.' Staff/Postgraduate student Research Seminar, Faculty of Education, University of Manchester

(June 200) 'Learning to talk like a languages teacher: crossing the boundary between school and university.' Postgraduate Research Forum, Centre for Language and Literacy Studies, University of Manchester

(March 2001) 'Second Language Acquisition: from Naturalistic SLA to Foreign Language Teaching.' Staff and student seminar, Anhui University, Hefei, China

(March 2001) 'Bilingualism: a Comparison of Monolingual and Bilingual Language Acquisition in Early Childhood.' Staff and student seminar, Anhui University, Hefei, China:

(March 2001) 'Theoretical Perspectives on First Language Acquisition.' Staff and student seminar, Anhui University, Hefei, China

(March 2001) 'Theoretical Perspectives on Language Acquisition: Historical Overview of Research into First and Second Language Acquisition.' Staff and MA students' seminar, Beijing Normal University, Beijing, China

(November 1997) 'Knowing and Using the Perfect Tense in French.' MEd Seminar, Centre for English Language Studies in Education, University of Manchester

Teaching Interests

Teacher education in MFL: teachers for secondary and primary phases; English as an Additional Language; language acquisition and bilingualism.

Taught Courses

PGCE Secondary MFL
MA Language Education

Areas of Post-graduate Supervision

MA Language Education, Ed Doc, PhD

Postgraduate Students Supervised

PhD - Carole Page, (second supervisor), Rania Maklad (first supervisor), Xu Geng (second supervisor)

EdDoc - Joanne Mimnagh (second supervisor) Judith Flynn (first supervisor)

Macrory

Position/Post: Associate Head of Division: Arts, Humanities and Languages
Centre Leader for Languages and English
Principal Lecturer, Faculty of Education (MFL & English)
Responsibilities: Centre Leader: Languages and English. Responsible for MFL and English staffing on Primary and Secondary Programmes (undergraduate and postgraduate) on both Crewe and Didsbury sites, staff development and promotion of research and scholarly activity.

PGCE One Year Secondary: Teaching to French group and to full cohort of MFL students.

Programme Leader for MA Language Education.

Partnership tutor within MMU & School Secondary Partnership.
Tel: 0161-247-2337
Email: g.macrory@mmu.ac.uk