Clark Girdlestone

Clark Girdlestone


I came to Leeds in 2018 to teach on the Language for Marketing summer pre-sessional. Since then I have worked across a range of courses at both pre-undergraduate and pre-postgraduate level which include International Foundation Year (STEM), Academic English for Postgraduate Studies (Levels 2 and 3), Language for Business, a course at Southwest Jiatong (online), and Language for Marketing. I currently co-lead Academic English for Postgraduate Studies Level 2 and the Language for Marketing summer pre-sessional courses. I have recently taken on an in-sessional teaching role within the MA Business Management course at Leeds University Business School (LUBS).


  • Language for Marketing co-lead
  • Academic English for Postgraduate Studies Level 2 co-lead
  • Business Management in-sessional

Research interests

I am interested in reflective practice and reflective writing and how this supports the development of autonomous learning practices. I am also interested in the analysis of genres within different fields and disciplines, most recently completing a comparative discourse analysis of stance features within professional and published texts in the field of marketing with student writing samples. 

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  • BA English Language
  • PGCE w/QTS
  • MA TEAP (Distinction)

Professional memberships

  • HEA

Student education

Within the Language Centre, I am involved with in-sessional and pre-sessional delivery: in-sessional delivery in International Business Management, and Dissertation module; pre-sessional, Academic English for Postgraduate Studies Level 2.  I also provide personal tutor support for students as appropriate. 

Research groups and institutes

  • Language Centre