Dr Oksana Afitska

Lecturer in TESOL


I joined Lancaster University as a lecturer in TESOL in 2018. Prior to my work at Lancaster University I worked for seven years as a lecturer in applied linguistics at Sheffield University and prior to that - as a tutor and a research assistant at the University of Bristol.

My research interests lie in the areas of TESOL, EAL and CLIL pedagogy, [formative] language assessmnet, curriculum and materials development. I have extensive experience in teaching across various contexts (University level teaching as well as teaching in primary and secondary schools in the UK and abroad) and in research methods (action research, classroom-based research, intervention research, mixed methods research).

I also review manuscripts for academic journals such as the International Journal of Educational Development, Journal of Applied Linguistics, Journal of English for Academic Purposes, Language Assessment Quarterly, Science Education and Sustainability.

  • Lancaster Literacy Research Centre
  • LTRG - Language Testing Research Group
  • SLLAT - Second Language Learning and Teaching Research Group