Merilyn Meristo works as an Associate Professor of French at Tallinn University. Besides teaching French she is also a teacher trainer of future foreign language teachers. She defended her PhD in educational sciences, she focused on novice teachers’ motivation, perceptions of self-efficacy and school climate. She also belongs to the worldwide community of Self-Determination Theory. For 4 years she has worked as a coordinator of English for Specific Purposes. Her research interests include teachers and students’ motivation, sense of community, language acquisition, CLIL, and ESP.

Areas of research

Didactics of Teaching foreign languages



Research methodology