Daniel Xerri is a lecturer at the Centre for English Language Proficiency. He lectures on the MA in TESOL, in particular study-units on second language acquisition, TESOL fieldwork, English for Specific Purposes, digital technology in TESOL, and the development and evaluation of English language proficiency. He also teaches a number of study-units on English language proficiency.
Xerri chairs the ELT Council within the Ministry for Education and Employment in Malta, and organizes the annual ELT Malta Conference. He sits on TESOL International Association's Research Professional Council and on IATEFL's Conference Committee. Between 2015 and 2017 he was the joint co-ordinator of the IATEFL Research SIG.
After reading for a BA (Hons) in English at the University of Malta, Xerri completed an MA in English, a PGCE in English Language Teaching, and an MEd in Applied Language Studies. After being awarded a Malta Government Scholarship, he completed a PhD in Education at the University of York in 2016.
Xerri is the author of more than 100 publications, which include peer-reviewed papers in international academic journals, book chapters, and articles in professional journals and magazines. He has also co-edited books on English Language Teaching and assessment.
Xerri has received grants, scholarships and prizes from a number of Maltese and international organisations. In 2013, he was awarded the Terry Furlong Prize for Research by the National Association for the Teaching of English in the United Kingdom. In 2014, he was awarded a Research Mobility Programme Award by the World Universities Network that enabled him to conduct research at the University of Sydney on creativity in English. At the 2014 ELTons Ceremony, the British Council awarded him and a group of colleagues the Innovation in Assessment Prize. In 2015, Xerri was awarded a Santander International Connections Award in order for him to conduct research in the USA.
Further information about Xerri's work can be found at www.danielxerri.com