Professor Rachel Wicaksono
Professor of TESOL and Applied Linguistics, Head of School
BA (Hons), MA (Oxford), MA TESOL (London), EdD (London), RSA/UCLES Cert TEFLA (London), RSA/UCLES Dip TEFLA (Norwich)
Professor | National Teaching Fellow
My professional background is English language teaching, teacher training and school leadership; and I taught, inspected programmes, and led courses and schools for more than fifteen years in: Indonesia, India, Sri Lanka, Pakistan, Vietnam, Malaysia, China, Japan, Thailand and Sweden.
In 2013, I was awarded a Higher Education Academy National Teaching Fellowship for my work on the internationalisation of Higher Education. I am a member of the International Federation of National Teaching Fellows.
I am a Visiting Professor at Yunnan Minzu University, China; Governor at South York Multi-Academy Trust; and a member of the QAA Subject Benchmark Statement Panel for Languages, Cultures and Societies (revised in 2022).
- School – School of Education, Language and Psychology
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I teach research methods to postgraduate students on a variety of programmes, including: approaches to research interviews and analysis of spoken interaction; theory-method relationships and the practical use of theory; classroom-based research; and decolonising research methods.
I use a website I co-created with one of my Master's students, Dasha Zhurauskaya, in classes on the topic of research interviews and community-based research: https://www.yorkshiddenstories.org
I am an active member of my scholarly organisation, the British Association for Applied Linguistics (BAAL), and currently a member of BAAL's Executive Committee. I am a member of BERA and a recent contributor to their ECR network.
Together with my co-authors Patrick H. Smith and Christopher J. Hall, I am the author of 'Mapping applied linguistics: a guide for students and practitioners', published by Routledge: https://routledgetextbooks.com/textbooks/9781138957084/
Hall, C. J., Smith. P. H. and Wicaksono, R. (in preparation). Mapping applied linguistics: an introduction for students and practitioners. Third edition. London and New York: Routledge.
Wicaksono, R. and Zhurauskaya, D. (2020). York’s hidden stories: Interviews in applied linguistics. London: Palgrave Macmillan. www.yorkshiddenstories.org
Hall, C. J. and Wicaksono, R. (eds) (2020). Ontologies of English. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press. Short-listed for the BAAL book prize 2021.
Charura, D. and Wicaksono, R. (in print). ‘Doing Arts-based Decolonising Research’, in Supporting Research in Counselling and Psychotherapy. Palgrave Macmillan.
Hall, C. J. and Wicaksono, R. (2020). ‘Introducing ontologies of English’. In C. J. Hall and R. Wicaksono (eds) Ontologies of English: Conceptualising the Language for Learning, Teaching, and Assessment. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.
Wicaksono, R. and Hall, C. J. (2020). ‘Using ontologies of English’. In C. J. Hall and R. Wicaksono (eds) Ontologies of English: Conceptualising the Language for Learning, Teaching, and Assessment. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.
Wicaksono, R. (2020). ‘Native and non-native speakers of English in TESOL’. In C. J. Hall and R. Wicaksono (eds) Ontologies of English: Conceptualising the Language for Learning, Teaching, and Assessment. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.
Wicaksono, R. (2012). 'Raising students' awareness of the construction of communicative (in)competence in international classrooms'. In J. Ryan (ed.) Cross cultural teaching and learning for home and international students: Internationalisation of pedagogy and curriculum in Higher Education. London and New York: Routledge.
Wicaksono, R. (2008). ‘Assessing mixed nationality and mixed ability group work’. In R. Atfield and P. Kemp (eds) Enhancing the international learning experience in Business Management, Hospitality, Leisure, Sport and Tourism. Newbury: Threshold Press.
Gledhill, C. and Wicaksono, R. (in preparation). ‘What should our Graduate Attributes be? Beginning our institutional articulation of reportable indicators in Higher Education’.
Read, M. and Wicaksono, R. (submitted). ‘Modelling a zig-zag cam track for the Bowes Swan automaton: A cross-disciplinary reflection on what things ‘are’, as part of the treatment of a dynamic historic object’.
Hall, C. J., Wicaksono, R., Liu, S., Qian, Y. and Xu, X. (2015). ‘Exploring teachers’ ontologies of English: Monolithic conceptions of grammar in a group of Chinese teachers’. International Journal of Applied Linguistics.
Hall, C. J., Wicaksono, R., Liu, S., Qian Y. and Xiaoqing, X. (2013). ‘English reconceived: Raising teachers’ awareness of English as a ‘plurilithic’ resource through an online course’. ELT Research Papers, 13-05. London: British Council.
Wicaksono, R. (2022). ‘A Blue Plaque for S. Pit Corder’, BAAL News, Summer 2022, available online: https://www.baal.org.uk/wp-content/uploads/2022/08/BAAL-News-Summer-121_compressed.pdf
Wicaksono, R. (2014). ‘Why don’t we all speak Xhosa?’. Lingo: The Language Magazine for Younger Readers. The University of Huddersfield. Issue 1.
Hall, C. J., Smith. P. H. and Wicaksono, R. (2012). 'Mapping applied linguistics from the bottom-up: A conversation'. In A. I. Salvi, G. Sky and R. Smith (eds) ELT research. Spring 2012, Issue 26.
Wicaksono, R. (2010). ‘English as a lingua franca: creating and sharing an online introductory tutorial’. In P. Davis and E. Corradini (eds) Liaison. HEA LLAS. Issue 5 pp. 30 – 31.
Hedger, R. and Wicaksono, R. (2015). 'Learning, teaching and assessment in multilingual classrooms'. In J. Angouri, T. Harrison, S. Schnurr and S. Wharton (eds) Learning, working and communicating in a global context. Proceedings of the 47th Annual Meeting of the British Association of Applied Linguistics. London: Scitsiugnil Press.
Wicaksono, R. and Zhurauskaya, D. (2015). 'A critical thematic analysis of York's hidden stories'. In J. Angouri, T. Harrison, S. Schnurr and S. Wharton (eds) Learning, working and communicating in a global context. Proceedings of the 47th Annual Meeting of the British Association of Applied Linguistics. London: Scitsiugnil Press.
Wicaksono, R. (2013). 'Raising awareness of English as a lingua franca in UK universities: internationalising classroom talk'. In T. Pattison (ed.) IATEFL 2012 Glasgow Conference Selections. Canterbury: IATEFL.
Wicaksono, R. and Scheder Black, W. (2012). 'Raising awareness of English as a lingua franca'. Third International Conference on the Development and Assessment of Intercultural Competence, 2012: Selected Proceedings. Center for Educational Resources in Culture, Language and Literacy: The University of Arizona, USA.
Wicaksono, R. (2011). 'English as a lingua franca: an online tutorial'. In T. Pattison (ed.) IATEFL 2010 Harrogate conference selections. Canterbury: IATEFL.
Wicaksono, R. (2008). 'The BBC Learning English Teacher Blogger: an early experience'. In B. Beaven (ed.) IATEFL 2007 Aberdeen conference selections. Canterbury: IATEFL.
Wicaksono, R. (2014). Book review, ‘Research perspectives on teaching and learning English in Turkey: Policies and practices’, Yasemin Bayyurt and Yeşim Baktaş-Çetinkaya (eds). World Englishes, 33/1.
Wicaksono, R. (2013). ‘Textbook guide: Languages and Linguistics’. Times Higher Education. 7 November 2013.
I am interested in exploring various understandings of what things 'are', including 'English', and the implications of these understandings for learning, teaching and assessment. Together with my colleague, Professor Chris Hall, we created a website, with funding from the British Council, for English language teachers on this topic: https://changingenglishes.online
Recently, I have begun to write about how objects, and concepts such as 'interviews', 'learning', 'internationalisation', and 'employability', are conceptualised by different people, in various times and places. The aim of this work is to expose the ways in which people (and things) are (dis)advantaged by some of these understandings, so that, if we want to, we can more easily notice the (dis)advantage and take action.