MRC Cognition and Brain Sciences Unit
Visiting Doctoral Researcher
October 2012 — Present
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PhD Student at the University of Cambridge
Supervisor at the Department of Theoretical & Applied Linguistics
Course: Li16 - Psychology of language processing and learning
Colleges: King's, Fitzwilliam, Christ's, and Gonville & Caius
My work is concerned with establishing the involvement and role of functionally differentiated brain areas in processing and representing language. Specifically, I am looking at how the automatic activation of sensory-motor representations during semantic access can shed light on the way bilinguals structure their lexicon.
Responsible for organizing the Society's academic and social events, including 10 annual guest lectures; liaising with the speakers and the various colleges involved; booking venues and catering, and promoting attendance; maintain and update the Society's mailing list, as well as the online event database; contacting various persons in relation to the society.
Some of my responsibilities while working for EF, the world's largest privately-owned education organization, included:
-Planning and delivering lessons to both adults and children for up to 28 teaching hours per week
-Using electronic media and EF-developed courseware to teach English efficiently and effectively
-Evaluating student progress and providing ongoing guidance for improvement
-Attending and organizing workshops and seminars
Tasks: Ensuring chapter continuity from year to year, assessing the needs and interests of the chapter, delegating duties to officers and members, verifying the initiation of new chapter members, organizing the annual international conferences, organizing the publishing of conference proceedings, negotiating with chapter sponsors and the international headquarters.