Arkhipenka, Volha (PhD alumnnus)
My name is Volha Arkhipenka and I am a final year PhD student. Being originally from Belarus, I came to Manchester in 2013 to research professional development of English language teachers. Prior to that, I graduated from Belarus State University with a degree in Language and Culture Studies and did a master’s degree in Education: Language at the University of Edinburgh. I also taught English in Turkey for some time. Now, within my PhD research, I focus on professional development of English language teachers on MA TESOL course at the University of Manchester. Using narrative methodology, I explore the meanings that the teachers make of their professional development within the timeframe of the programme. By doing so, I aim to get a better understanding of professional development of English language teachers on post-experience professional development courses. I expect such understanding to form a valuable insight for the practice of educating post-experience TESOL practitioners.