- Position: Lecturer in English for Academic Purposes (EAP)
- Areas of expertise: English for Academic Purposes English for Specific Academic Purposes
- Email: C.Girdlestone@leeds.ac.uk
- Phone: +44(0)113 343 8116
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
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.<h4>Research projects</h4> <p>Any research projects I'm currently working on will be listed below. Our list of all <a href="https://ahc.leeds.ac.uk/dir/research-projects">research projects</a> allows you to view and search the full list of projects in the faculty.</p>
- BA English Language
- PGCE w/QTS
- MA TEAP
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