Aparajita has a BA in French Language and Literature from Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU), India. She has 3 MA degrees in 1) French Translation Studies from JNU, New Delhi, 2) Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL) from UCD, Dublin, and 3) French Comparative Literature (Master 2) from the University of Nice, France, securing a first class honours with distinction. She has written four research-based minor-theses at the postgraduate level. Two of them focused on Second Language (SL) education with emphasis on Computer-Assisted Language Learning (CALL) and listening comprehension skills, while the other two focused on two distinct genres of French narrative discourse. She succeeded in France’s highly competitive national level exam CAPES, to be a certified teacher. While teaching in France, she designed, secured funding and coordinated a 150,000€ ERASMUS project involving seven European countries (England, France, Germany, Italy, Poland, Spain and the Netherlands). She has ten years teaching experience as a foreign language teacher in the secondary and tertiary levels in France and Ireland respectively. She has mentored newly recruited teachers in France and continues to work on the same lines with online tutors from Lyon for her current research project. She is currently pursuing her PhD in the School of Applied Language and Intercultural Studies (SALIS) in Dublin City University. Her research interests are specifically in the domain of designed and emerging affordances in videoconferencing for language learning and more generally in the fields of CALL and online learning and teaching. She is a recipient of the Irish Research Council’s postgraduate scholarship award for her PhD research.