dr Anna Czura

dr Anna Czura
Position Assistant professor
Department Department of Second Language Learning and Teaching
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Office hours http://www.ifa.uni.wroc.pl/dla-studenta/office-hours/?lang=pl
Biogram

Anna Czura, PhD
Assistant professor; Institute of English Studies; University of Wrocław
Second Language Learning and Teaching Section
anna.czura[at]uwr.edu.pl

Research interests

-       learning mobility and study abroad
-       teacher education
-       learner autonomy
-       language assessment
-       CLIL
-       Intercultural competence
-       European language policy
-       quality assurance in education


Books/editorial work:

Egli Cuenat, M., Brogan, K., Cole, J., Czura, A., Muller, C., Szczepańska, A., Bleichenbacher, L., Höchle Meier, K., Wolfer, B. (2015). Plurilingual and intercultural learning through mobility: Practical resources for teachers and teacher trainers. Strasbourg: Council of Europe.

Czura, A., Jedynak, M. (Eds.) (2014). Neofilolog: Refleksja w uczeniu się języków obcych 42/2.

Czura A. (Ed.) (2014). Neofilolog: Refleksja w nauczaniu języków obcych 43/1.

Czura, A. (2010). The Influence of Assessment Type on the Development of Autonomy in Lower Secondary School Learners (PhD dissertation).

Marsh, D., Zając, M., Gołębiowska, H., Czura, A., Gapińska, A., Papaja, K., Roda, M., Urbaniak, M. (2008). Profile Report Bilingual Education (English) in Poland - Overview of Practice in Selected Schools Warszawa: CODN.

Selected articles and book chapters:

Czura A. (2018) Students teachers’ international experience and their beliefs about developing intercultural communicative competence. In M. Pawlak & A. Mystkowska-Wiertelak (Eds.), Challenges of second and foreign language education in a globalized world (pp. 327-344). Cham: Springer.

Czura, A. (2017). Adolescent learner perceptions of foreign language assessment: Critical incident analysis. Glottodidactica. An International Journal of Applied Linguistics, 44(2), 25-39. DOI: 10.14746/gl.2017.44.2.02

Czura, A. (2017) Translation is not enough – the need for pedagogical adaptation in CLIL textbook development. Porta Linguarum, 27, 35-46.

Czura, A. (2017). Student teachers' recollections of a short-term study abroad experience: Critical incident analysis. Konin Language Studies, 5(1), 135-156.

Czura, A., Pfingsthorn, J. (2016). The Influence of Short-term International Intensive Programme on Student Teachers’ Perception of Their Future Profession. Anglica Wratislaviensia, 35 – 49. http://dx.doi.org/10.19195/0301-7966.54.3

Pfingsthorn, J., Czura, A. (2016). Student teachers’ intrinsic motivation during a short-term teacher training course abroad. Language, Culture and Curriculum, 1–22. doi:10.1080/07908318.2016.1251942

Czura, A. (2016). Major field of study and student teachers’ views on intercultural communicative competence. Language and Intercultural Communication 16(1): 62-77. doi: 10.1080/14708477.2015.1113753.

Czura, A., Papaja, K. (2016). Bilingual Education project in Poland: A summary. In: K. Papaja, A. Świątek (eds.) Modernizing Educational Practice: Perspectives in Content and Language Integrated Learning (CLIL). Cambridge Scholars Publishing, 37-55.

Czura, A. (2016). Wpływ oceny koleżeńskiej na lęk przed pisaniem u studentów. Teraźniejszość - Człowiek - Edukacja 19 (4), 97-114.

Czura, A. (2015). The role of portfolio assessment in developing selected aspects of learner autonomy. Humanizing Language Teaching 17(4). http://www.hltmag.co.uk/aug15/sart08.rtf

Czura, A., Kołodyńska, A. (2015). CLIL instruction and oral communicative competence in a primary school setting. In: Katarzyna Ożańska-Ponikwia and Barbrara Loranc-Paszylk. Cross-cultural perspectives on bilingualism and bilingual education. Wydawnictwo Naukowe Akademii Techniczno-Humanistycznej: Bielsko-Biała. 123-153.

Czura, A. (2014). Triangulation in researching autonomy – a post-research analysis. In: M. Pawlak,  A. Mystkowska-Wiertelak & J. Bielak (Eds.). Classroom-oriented research: Achievements and challenges. Springer: 289-301. 289-301. 10.1007/978-3-319-00188-3_19.

Czura, A. (2013). The role of peer-assessment in developing adolescent learners’ autonomy. Baltic Journal of English Language, Culture and Literature 3: 20-32.

Czura, A. (2013). Implementing portfolio assessment in lower-secondary school. English Language Overseas Perspectives and Enquiries (ELOPE) Journal 10: 83-94. doi:10.4312/elope.10.1.83-94

Czura, A., Papaja, K. (2013). Curricular models of CLIL education in Poland. International Journal of Bilingual Education and Bilingualism: Special Issue: Content and Language Integrated Learning: Language Policy and Pedagogical Practice 16(3): 321-333. doi:10.1080/13670050.2013.777388

Czura, A. (2011). The Common European Framework of Reference in teacher training – practical implications. In: Languages for Work and Life: a Challenge for Teachers and Learners.  Vilnius: The Lithuanian Association of Language Teachers, Vilnius University, Public Service Language Centre, Klaipeda University. (e-book).

Czura, A., Papaja, K., Urbaniak, M. 2009. Bilingual Education and the Emergence of CLIL in Poland. In: Marsh, D.; Mehisto, P.; Wolff, D.; Aliaga, R., Asikainen, T.; Frigols-Martin, M.J.; Hughes, S. & G. Langé (Eds.) CLIL Practice: Perspectives from the Field. CCN, University of Jyväskylä: 172-178. http://www.icpj.eu/?id=22

Selected conference presentations

Czura, A. 2017. Me, myself and the ‘other’: Narrative accounts of integration during a teaching assistantship abroad. The 17th International Conference of the International Association for Languages and Intercultural Communication: Interrogating the 'Third Space': Negotiating meaning and performing 'culture'. Edinburgh Napier University, UK; 19 - 20 June 2017.

Czura, A. 2017. Developing Student Teachers’ Intercultural Communicative Competence through Mobility – The PluriMobil Project. International Conference -  Intercultural Communicative Competence - A Competitive Advantage for Global Employability. Prague, 22-23 June 2017.

Czura, A. 2016. Critical incidents in classroom assessment - adolescent learners' beliefs about foreign language assessment. Individuals in Contexts: Psychology of Language Learning 2. Jyväskylä, Finland, 22-24.08.2016.

Czura, A. 2016. The impact of international experience on future teachers’ understanding of intercultural (communicative) competence. Intercultural Language Education and Globalisation: Current Practice and Trends ─ International Specialist Seminar. Budapest, Budapest Business School, 16-17.06.2016.

Czura, A. 2016. Szukam, więc jestem - WebQuest na lektoracie języka obcego. Specyficzne potrzeby studentów szkół wyższych a nauczanie języków obcych: Kierunki rozwoju, nowe wyzwania, rekomendacje, SPNJO, UWr, Studium Praktycznej Nauki Języków Obcych Uniwersytetu Wrocławskiego, 15-17.09.2016.

Czura, A. 2015. Na styku czterech kultur: analiza incydentów krytycznych przyszłych nauczycieli języka angielskiego. Konferencja Polskiego Towarzystwa Neofilologicznego: Wielojęzyczność i międzykulturowość w glottodydaktyce. Warszawa. 7–9.09.2015.

Czura, A. 2015. PluriMobil – supporting the cognitive and emotional dimensions of learning mobility. 24th  International Conference of the Polish Association for the Study of English (PASE), EMOTION(S). University of Wrocław. 17-19.04.2015.

Czura, A. 2014. The impact of the major field of study on the student teachers’ opinions on the role of intercultural communicative competence in a language classroom. 2014 IALIC Conference  – Linguistic resources and intercultural (communicative) competence: bridging a theoretical and empirical gap. University of Aveiro, Portugal. 28-30.11.2014.

Czura, A. 2014. European Language Portfolio – practical implications. 5th National Congress of Modern Languages. Pädagogischen Hochschule in Freiburg: 25-27.09.2014.

Czura, A., Papaja, K. 2013. Curricular models of CLIL education in Poland. 2013 International CLIL conference: Modernizing Educational Practice Perspectives in Content and Language Integrated Learning. Ustroń. 4-6.04.2013.

Czura, A. 2012. PluriMobil – a chance for enhancing the educational value of mobility programmes.  International conference:  Languages in the Globalised World (LGW). Leeds Metropolitan University, UK. 5-6.09.2012.

Czura, A. 2012. Implementing portfolio assessment in lower-secondary school – post-research observations. International conference: SDAŠ 2012: The Changes in Epochal Paradigms and the Opportunities They Offer for English Studies. Slovene Association for the Study of English, Ljubljana, Slovenia. 10 – 12.05.2012.

Czura, A. 2011. CEFR in the core curriculum for language learning in Poland. CercleS Seminar: Ten years of the CEFR and the ELP. University of Groningen, the Netherlands. 24-26.11. 2011.

Czura, A. 2011. Language portfolio rejected? The impact of portfolio assessment on developing autonomy in adolescent learners. International conference Cutting Edges: Autonomy and Community in Language Learning, Teaching and Training. Canterbury Christ Church University, UK. 1-2.07.2011.

Czura, A. 2011. Triangulation in researching autonomy – a post-research analysis. International conference: Classroom-oriented research: Achievements and challenges. Kalisz, Poland. 14-16.10.2011.

Czura, A. 2011. The Common European Framework of Reference in teacher training – practical implications. The 5th International Conference "Languages for Work and Life: a Challenge for Teachers and Learners" The Lithuanian Association of Language Teachers, Vilnius University (VU), Lithuania. 20-21.05.2011.

Czura, A., Papaja, K. 2009. Adjusting assessment to the individual needs of a CLIL learner. International Conference on Foreign/Second Language Acquisition in Szczyrk, Poland. 28-30.05.2009.

Czura, A., Papaja, K., Urbaniak, M. 2008. Bilingual Education and the Emergence of CLIL in Poland.  CLIL 2008 Fusion Conference: Multilingual Mindsets in a Multicultural World. Tallinn, Estonia. 24-25.10.2008.

Project involvement

  • 2017 - present: PluriMobil - training and consultancy. European Centre for Modern Languages in Graz.
  • 09.2017-09.2018: Zagraniczne doświadczenie zawodowe a motywacja nauczyciela języka obcego - analiza
    doświadczeń byłych asystentów językowych (Motivational trajectories of foreign language teachers based on the experiences of former language assistants). Narodowe Centrum Nauki/National Science Centre, Miniatura 1:  0213/2737/17.
  • 2016-2018: Quality assurance and implementation of the CEFR. European Centre for Modern Languages in Graz. Team member.
  • 2015-2017: INTERMOVE - Erasmus+ (strategic partnership). Advisory board member.
  • 2014: LLP Erasmus Intensive Programme: LETTA - Learning English through the Arts. University of Oldenburg, Germany.
  • 2013-2014: Research project: Popcultural Citizens: Literacy in an Age of Participatory Media. University of Wrocław. Team member.
  • 2012-2014: Mobility programmes for plurilingual and intercultural education – a follow up project. European Centre for Modern Languages in Graz. Team member, co-author.
  • 2009-2010: Encouraging the culture of evaluation among professionals (ECEP). European Centre for Modern Languages in Graz. Networking team member.
  • 2007-2009: Bilingual education in Poland: English. CODN (ORE), Warsaw. Research team member, co-author.