Dr. Azkarai obtained her PhD in 2013 within the program 'Language Acquisition in Multilingual Settings' from the UPV/EHU under the direction of Prof. García Mayo, and was awarded the Outstanding Thesis Award for the Academic Year 2012/2013. She obtained a three-year post-doctoral fellowship from the Basque Government in 2014 and worked as a visiting post-doctoral researcher at Curtin University (Perth, Australia) with Prof. Rhonda Oliver. Her research interests include collaborative work and task-based interaction in ESL and EFL settings and in children and adults. Moreover, her research focuses on different factors such as age, gender and setting, that might affect the opportunities that language learners have to develop their target language. At the moment Dr. Azkarai teaches in the Department of English and German Studies at the UPV/EHU.
Applied Linguistics, Second/Foreign Language Acquisition, Interaction, Task-based Language Learning
Agurtzane Azkarai, Ainara Imaz Agirre. Gender and Age in Child Interaction in an EFL CLIL Context: An Exploratory Study. Learning languages in primary school: Research insights Ed.: María del Pilar García Mayo. Pub.: Multilingual Matters. Pags:-. (2017)
María del Pilar García Mayo, Agurtzane Azkarai. EFL task-based interaction: Does task modality impact on language-related episodes?. Peer Interaction and Second Language Learning: Research Agenda and Pedagogical Implications Ed.: M. Sato & S. Ballinger. Pub.: John Benjamins. Pags:241-266. (2016) Abstract
Agurtzane Azkarai, María del Pilar García Mayo. Does gender influence task performance in EFL? Interactive tasks and language related episodes. Language Learners' Discourse across L2 Instructional Settings Ed.: E. Alcón Soler & M.P. Safont Jordá. Pub.: Rodopi. Pags:-. (2012) Abstract
Agurtzane Azkarai, María del Pilar García Mayo. Does gender influence task performance in EFL? Interactive tasks and language related episodes.. Language Learners' Discourse across L2 Instructional Settings Ed.: E. Alcón Soler & M.P. Safont Jordá. Pub.: RODOPI. Pags:-. (2012)
Agurtzane Azkarai. The impact of learner’s gender and level of engagement on interaction: a study based on task modality. AESLA La Laguna (Spain). 2013
Agurtzane Azkarai, María del Pilar García Mayo. Language-related episodes (LREs) and learning opportunities in an EFL setting: does gender play a role?. Third International Postgraduate Conference on Language and Cognition (ELC3) Santiago de Compostela. 2012