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 am the Module Leader for IFY STEM and also have been co-leading the Language for Engineering pre-sessional course since summer 2021.

My other role is the editor and web editor of Language Scholar Journal . 


  • 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. 


Kaur, K. and Alimalayeri, R. 2022. Building Bonds: Constructing Communities. Student Education Conference ‘Belonging and Community’, 6-7 January. University of Leeds.

Alimalayeri, R. Himmelreich, B. Gundarina, O. and Marinkova, M. 2021. “Conline” Teaching: Creative Pedagogy as a conduit to EAP practitioners’ agency. The Language Centre Summer Conference ‘Curiculum Conversations: Agency, Collaboration and Leadership. University of Leeds.

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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