Dr Melike B. Albaba

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Dr Melike B. Albaba SFHEA

Senior Lecturer in TESOL and Teacher Education


Melike is a researcher and teacher educator with a wealth of experience and expertise in language teacher education, teacher research, teacher learning, and the education of multilinguals. Recognized as a Senior Fellow by the Higher Education Academy, Melike is actively engaged in supervising postgraduate research and taking leadership roles in international research projects.

In addition to her academic responsibilities, Melike holds a departmental leadership position focusing on postgraduate employability. She also serves as the leader of the External Interdisciplinary Network on Multilingualism at the Sheffield Institute of Education Research and Knowledge Exchange (SIRKE).

Furthermore, Melike serves as the co-lead coordinator for the ELINET Language Education and Multilingualism strand. She is actively involved in the Staff and Educational Development Association (SEDA) Professional Development Framework (PDF) Committee and holds a membership-at-large position in the Social Justice Special Interest Group within the British Association of Applied Linguistics (BAAL).

Melike's multifaceted contributions and leadership roles underscore her dedication to advancing research, education, and professional development within her field.



Senior Lecturer


Sheffield Institute of Education

College of Social Sciences and Arts

1) English language teachers' perceptions of student multilingualism in rural Vietnam
2) Enhancing learning for multilingual learners in higher education

Subject area: TESOL

Courses taught:
- PgCert





Bulut Al Baba, M., & Cao, D. (2024). English language teachers' perceptions of student multilingualism in rural Vietnam. Presented at: Language Campus Seminar 2024: Linguistic Justice and Participation, University of Jyväskylä, Finland

Bulut Al Baba, M. (2024). Promoting multilingualism in TESOL teacher education for social justice. Presented at: 2024 IATEFL conference, Brighton, UK

Bulut Al Baba, M. (2023). An Exploratory Practice Proposal for Multilingual Classrooms. Presented at: CLIL Conference, Sheffield

Bulut Al Baba, M. (2023). Teacher perceptions of multilingualism: challenging unconscious bias. Presented at: IATEFL Conference, Harrogate, UK


Bulut Al Baba, M. (2023). Exploratory Practice: A sustainable approach for multilingual classrooms. Presented at: CLIL Conference, Sheffield, UK

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