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MA TESOL, 2009

Victoria University of Wellington, New Zealand.

Bachelor of Science, Biochemistry, 1999   

Lincoln University, Christchurch, New Zealand.

Research Interests
  • Diagnostic ESOL Reading Assessments
  • Mobile learning
  • Online learning environments
  • Test anxiety
  • Statistics
Courses Regularly Taught

EELC003 Academic English (AE)

Professional Experience

Sultan Qaboos University, Oman

Sohar University, Oman

Massey University, New Zealand

Kyungpook National University, South Korea

Haeinsa Buddhist University, South Korea


Professional Affiliations

Member of MAELT (Macau Association of English Language Teachers)

Member of AALA (Asia Association for Language Assessment)

Conference Papers and Other Presentations
  • ‘A Phenomenological Approach to Determining English Language Test Anxiety’. Pedagogia 2017. Havana, Cuba (February, 2017)
  • ‘Making an App for Your Classroom’. The Oman International ELT Conference. (May 2016).
  • The Use of Augmented Reality in the Tertiary English Language Classroom: A Case Study’. The International Conference on Education and Management Innovation. Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. (February, 2016).
  • EFL Test Anxiety in Omani Tertiary Students’. International Conference for Teaching and Education. Rome, Italy. (October, 2015).
  • Cross-cultural Disparities between Learner and Teacher Expectations in the English-language Classroom’. The 2015 International Education Conference. San Juan, Puerto Rico. (March 2015).
  • ‘Education Developments in Oman 1970-2013’. The Oman International ELT Conference. (May 2014).
  • Transcribing as a Route to Noticing’. The International Journal of Arts and Sciences C Malta. (March, 2014).
Selected Publications

Burnell, K. F., (2015) Output as Input: Facilitating Noticing in Tertiary EFL Learners, Global Journal of Human Social Science-Linguistics and Education. 15(10).

Burnell, K. F., & Denman, C. J., (2015) Cross-cultural Disparities between Learner and Teacher Expectations in the English-language Classroom, 2015 International Business & Education Conference Proceedings San Juan, Puerto Rico.