Innovation in Language Learning

Edition 16

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Elena Păcurar

Institution: Babeș-Bolyai University

Country: Romania

Lecturer Elena Păcurar PhD is a member of the Department of Foreign Languages for Specific Purposes, the Faculty of Letters at Babeș-Bolyai University in Cluj-Napoca, Romania. Since 2016, she has been the head of the department.
She has been teaching ESP (mainly English for Tourism) for the past 10 years, while doing research in the field of language teaching and testing, learner autonomy and the impact of ICT on language learning and teaching. As a member of two research projects (one European project, one national project), she was interested in fostering the development of learners’ productive skills as well as their autonomy and automaticity. She is an associate member of CercleS.
Elena wrote her doctoral thesis on Irish fiction in 2011 and published journal articles on Irish modernism, James Joyce and is currently exploring the Irish diasporic texts. She is a member of the Centre for European Modernism Studies (CEMS).

Areas of expertise: ESP, EFL, language testing, language policies, Irish fiction.

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