Joseph Siegel teaches English with a special emphasis in teacher education, where he focuses mainly on linguistics, language teaching pedagogy, and classroom practices. He has also taught courses on pragmatics, classroom interaction, research methodology, and action research for the language classroom.
Joseph Siegel has a PhD in Applied Linguistics from Aston University, UK. His doctoral thesis focused on the teaching of listening strategies in second language (L2) education. He leads several research projects on language teaching pedagogy, including the ways in which note-taking is conceived and taught in the L2 classroom and how L2 learners develop spoken pragmatic knowledge and abilities. He has published extensively in leading journals in language education and second language acquisition, including ELT Journal, The Journal of English for Academic Purposes, and Language Teaching. He co-edited a collection of works titled “International Perspectives on Teaching the Four Skills in ELT” with Professor Anne Burns, University of New South Wales, Australia and his new book Developing notetaking skills in a second language: Insights from classroom research was released in 2021.