Roya Alimalayeri

Roya Alimalayeri


I commenced teaching English as a Foreign Language in 2003. I joined the University of Leeds as a Linguistics Teaching Felllow in 2013 and EAP Lecturer in 2015, and I have been teaching on the following modules since September 2013:

  • Language: Structure and Sound (Phonetics and Phonology, Morphology, and Syntax)
  • Language: Meaning and Use (Language acquisition, Psycholinguistics, Pragmatics, and Sociolinguistics)
  • AEUS
  • AEPS 1, 2, & 3
  • IFY
  • Summer pre-sessional courses

I also co-led Language for Engineering pre-sessional course in summer 2021 and am currently co-leading IFY STEM module.   

My other role is the web editor of the Language Scholar website. 


  • Teaching and Scholarship

Research interests

My research is focused around second language acquisition and academic English teaching and learning methods formed on theoretical and experimental linguistics. 

I am also engaged in a collaborative multi-method arts-informed research into creativity in EAP 18-months project. 


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  • MA in Linguistics and ELT
  • BA in Translation Studies

Professional memberships

  • Fellow of the Higher Education Academy (FHEA)

Research groups and institutes

  • Language Centre