Mr Christopher Lacey

Mr Christopher Lacey


Recent responsibilities

Coordinator of non-Roman Script Languages (Languages forAll) 2014-17

Inspirational Teaching Award nomination, Partnership Awards, University of Leeds, 2015

Checker and grader for Translator Qualifying Examination for SunFlare Academy (4 times per year) for
Environment, News, Electricity, IT, Machinery and Nuclear Energy (since June 2014)

Member of the Pearson/Edexcel Languages Strategic Advisory Group, contributing to the development of the
successor to the A Level qualification and helping ensure supported progression to undergraduate qualifications

Proofread part of the June 2011 interim report to the International Atomic Energy Agency on the Fukushima nuclear disaster

Wikipedia Translation Project – proofread translations of over 120 articles (2008-10)

Correspondent for BBC Radio 5 Live (1997-99), discussing various aspects of Japanese culture and society live
on national radio, while living in Japan

Proofreading within UK tertiary education sector in the field of teacher development

Technical proofreading for variety of international clients (economics, finance, business and IT)
Wide variety of translation projects, including for banks, hotels, department stores, and tourist and
historical sites



  • Convenor of the Ab Initio Forum (2018-)
  • External Examiner - Japanese language modules, Manchester Metropolitan University (2015-)
  • Co-chair, LfA Marketing Group

Research interests

Optimal forms of out-of-class assessment

Student-driven learning


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  • MA Advanced Japanese Language and Society - Sheffield University
  • JLPT Level 1 (2006)
  • BA (Hons) Politics and History - Durham University
  • Cambridge ESOL CELTA

Professional memberships

  • BATJ - British Association for Teaching Japanese as a Foreign Language
  • JALT - Japan Association for Language Teaching

Student education


  • EAST1210 Basic Japanese Language (1)
  • EAST1220 Basic Japanese Language (2)

Language Centre Electives

  • FLTU1020/FLTU1022 Japanese For Beginners (module leader)
  • FLTU1025 Japanese for Beginners - 10 credits (module leader)
  • FLTU1021/FLTU1125 Elementary Japanese (module leader)
  • FLTU1023/FLTU1026 Lower Intermediate Japanese (module leader)


  • MODL5316M Specialised Japanese-English Translation A (module leader)
  • MODL5326M Specialised Japanese-English Translation B (module leader)
  • MODL5302 Extended Translations

Research groups and institutes

  • East Asian Studies
  • Japanese
  • Centre for World Literatures