Mr Christopher Lacey

Mr Christopher Lacey


CERCLES Biennial Conference Brno, Czechia - 'Charting a Future for Out-of-Class Assessments' Presentation, September 2020

AULC Conference, Maynooth University, Ireland - 'Autonomy in Assessment as a Driver of Success' Presentation, January 2020

‘Designing a Robust Student-led Assessment to Enhance Learner Autonomy’ Language Centre Summer Conference, August 2019

‘The Evolution of Technology in Enhancing Japanese Script Acquisition’ LC Digital Showcase, November 2018.

‘Padlet as a Co-creation and Participation Enhancing Tool’ Leeds University Student Education Conference, January 2018.

Coordinator of non-Roman Script Languages (Languages for All) 2014-17, 2019-23

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

Task Checker and Examination Grader for Translator Qualifying Examination for SunFlare Academy (4 times per year) for fields of 
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



  • LCS Deputy Director of Student Education
  • LfA Non-Roman Script Languages Coordinator (Japanese, Korean, Mandarin, Thai)
  • Convenor of the Ab Initio Forum (2018-)

Research interests

Optimal forms of assessment

Student-driven learning

Autonomy in the classroom and in assessment

CLIL – Content and Language Integrated 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

I teach on undergraduate modules in East Asian Studies and Languages for All and postgraduate modules in the Centre for Translation Studies

Research groups and institutes

  • East Asian Studies
  • Japanese
  • Centre for Translation Studies
  • Centre for World Literatures