Eurospeak has participated in many varied European-funded educational and research projects. We are currently involved in Erasmus+ KA2 projects and British Council projects which you can find more information on below. We have collaborated with organisations from all over Europe and continue to seek out opportunities to support our research activities.
The main aims of the projects Eurospeak participates in are to provide high quality research as the foundation to improve the availability of educational opportunities and resources for specific target groups such as marginalised communities, learning disabled adults, or youth in unemployment.
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We have a team of academics dedicated to carrying out research and developing materials for our European-funded projects. Their combined knowledge and varying areas of expertise make Eurospeak a highly valuable project partner. Participating in these projects requires time, attention, dedication, and organisation, all of which our team ensures when carrying out the required tasks.
All our researchers have extensive knowledge and background in linguistic studies; however, each staff member carries with them additional expertise and experience which makes them an especially well-rounded team.
Kelsea Mucherino – Project coordinator and researcher. Kelsea holds an M.A. in TESOL from the University of Reading (UK) and has carried out extensive research on the topic of formulaic language, resulting in a dissertation. She also holds an M.S. in Secondary Education from the University of Bridgeport (USA) and a B.A. in English and French from the University of Connecticut (USA), along with various language teaching certifications. During her studies at university and while working at Eurospeak, she has done research on a range of topics: psychology, the environment, literature, other world languages (Spanish, German, Polish, Italian), and intercultural communication.
William Barker – Project coordinator and researcher. William has over 20 years’ experience in teaching and academic research. He holds a BSc (hon) in Rural Development from Ruskin University, a PG Cert in psychotherapy, and is a qualified journalist. He carries out research into financial literacy, mental literacy, Governmental policy, circular economies, entrepreneurship, personalised learning, urban agriculture and university access procedures. He has also written training courses on university preparation and business English.
Paula Barton – Researcher. Paula specialises in researching linguistic-related topics and the Montessori teaching methodology. She has over 25 years’ experience in teaching English as a foreign language. She holds a TEFL certificate from Rutgers State University of New Jersey, a TEFL certificate in teaching children and a diploma in French studies from the French Ministry of Education (Paris). She has experience in managing language resource centres and in testing as well as a background in music.
Darren Allen – Researcher, writer, designer and director. He holds a BA (hons) in English Literature and a CELTA language-teaching certificate and carries out research into social innovation, art, independent study, home-schooling and self-sufficiency, and has written extensively on these subjects. He is a published author and experienced book-designer, illustrator, layout artist and graphic designer. He has worked as a technical author in the telecommunications, banking and petrochemical industries. He has over 20 years’ experience teaching and research.
Parul Mehra Researcher. She researches topics related to social inclusion and migrant integration. Parul gained her research skills from her philosophy degree. She also has 10 years’ experience in HR, including high profile recruitment in the private sector, immigration to and from the UK and global placement and mobility of company staff and integration, and a diploma in PR.
Chris Manuel Chris Manuel has been at Eurospeak for two and a half years. He has been an English as a Foreign Language teacher for 18 years working in Russia, India, Paraguay and the UK. Chris has a BA in Russian and European studies; a PDip in Applied Linguistics and Cambridge CELTA teaching certificate. He is currently a projects’ writer and materials’ writer for Eurospeak Ireland.