Pauline Ernest: Team member

Current employment

Place of work: Universitat Oberta de Catalunya, Barcelona, Spain
Current role: Lecturer/Course Coordinator at the School of Languages

Areas of expertise

Pauline Ernest has been a language teacher and trainer for over 35 years and has worked in primary, secondary and tertiary education. She has been at the Universitat Oberta de Catalunya, a fully online distance learning institution, since 1998. Her main areas of expertise are web-based language teaching and learning, ICT training for language teachers, and production of online materials for English courses.


Ernest, P. (in press). European language teachers’ experiences with, expectations of and training needs for ICT. In R. Hampel & U. Stickler (eds.), Developing online language teaching skills: pedagogy, practice and reflexion. London: Pelgrave MacMillan.

Ernest, P., Guitert Catasús, M., Hampel, R., Heiser, S., Hopkins, J., Murphy, L., & Stickler, U. (2012). Online teacher development: collaborating in a virtual learning environment. Computer Assisted Language Learning.

Ernest, P., Heiser, S., Murphy, L., (2011) Developing teacher skills to support collaborative online language learning. The Language Learning Journal

Beaven, T., Emke, M., Ernest, P., Germain-Rutherford, A., Hampel, R., Hopkins, J., Stanojevic, M., & Stickler, U. (2010). Needs and challenges for online language teachers: The ECML Project DOTS. Teaching English with Technology Journal (TEwT), 10(2), 5-20. Available from:

Stickler, U., Ernest, P., Beaven, T., Emke, M., Germain-Rutherford, A., Hampel, R., Hopkins, J., & Stanojewic, M. (2010). Joining the DOTS: A collaborative approach to online teaching training. The Eurocall Review, 16. Available from:

Ernest, P., & Hopkins, J. (2006). Coordination and teacher development in an online learning environment. CALICO Journal, 23(3), 551–568.

Professional Affiliation

EUROCALL: European Association for Computer-Assisted Language Learning


Working Languages

English, Catalan, Spanish


Address for correspondance: Email


This initiative is carried out within the framework of a cooperation agreement between the European Centre for Modern Languages and the European Commission, entitled INNOVATIVE METHODOLOGIES AND ASSESSMENT IN LANGUAGE LEARNING