Language and Speech Laboratory

Averil Ester Bolster

Averil comes from Ireland and is a PhD student in the Language Acquisition in Multilingual Settings (LAMS) programme at the University of the Basque Country. She is supervised by Professor María del Pilar García Mayo. She is interested in the influence that teacher attitude has on learners in L2 collaborative writing. Averil holds a BSc and post-graduate diplomas from University College Cork (UCC) in Ireland, the International Diploma in Language Teaching Management (IDLTM) and an MA in ELT and Materials Development from Leeds Beckett University. She has been a teacher in the ELT field since 1995 and worked in a variety of contexts (general English, ESP, management, EAP and curriculum development) in Portugal, Turkey, Lithuania, The UAE, China, Vietnam, Macau and Finland. 

Research Interests

L2 collaborative writing, academic oral presentations, materials development and curriculum design, teaching and learning in EMI programmes. For more information about conferences presentations and publications, please go to