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 has worked as a post-doctoral researcher with Prof. Rhonda Oliver at Curtin University (Perth, Australia) for three years (2014-2016). After that she has worked as a teacher in the German Department at the UPV/EHU, also in the Faculty of Humanities at Mondragon University (HUHEZI), and the Faculty of Education at the UPV/EHU.
At the moment, she works as an assistant professor of English in the Department of English and German Studies and Translation and Interpreting at the UPV/EHU. Her research interests include collaborative work, writing tasks and task-based interaction in ESL and EFL settings and with children and adults. Moreover, her research focuses on different factors such as age, gender, motivation, or setting that might affect the opportunities that language learners have to develop their target language.
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. 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