Teaching Interests

I have taught a wide range of courses throughout my career.  I started as a language teacher, delivering classes on English as a foreign language to students of different ages (from young learners to seniors), at diverse proficiency levels (from complete beginners to advanced ones), in a range of contexts (e.g. primary/secondary/tertiary levels, language institutes), and for different purposes (e.g. general, specific and academic).

I then moved on to higher education and have extensive experience of both face-to-face and online teaching/learning.  I have worked in Schools of English and Education, and I have a range of teaching interests in English language, Linguistics and Education.  In the past eight years, my teaching has been focused on Master’s courses in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL).  At UEA, I have been in charge and/or contributed to the following modules:

  • Corpora in Language Research, Learning and Teaching;
  • Critical Reading;
  • English Language Analysis for Language Professionals;
  • Language Teaching Methods and Materials;
  • Principles and Practices in Second Language Education;
  • Teaching with Information Technologies.

I have delivered guest lectures on my areas of expertise – e.g. English language education, corpus linguistics, teacher education – in a range of countries (e.g. Germany, Hungary and Japan).  I have also been invited to teach postgraduate courses in Brazil and Ukraine.

I have always pro-actively engaged in continuous professional development and have successfully supported the continuous professional development of colleagues.  I am a Senior Fellow (SFHEA) of Advance HE, and I was a mentor/evaluator of the Stirling Framework Evidencing Learning and Teaching Enhancement (SFELTE) from its inception.

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