Dr David Rojinsky

Profile

I began teaching at Leeds last summer, 2019, on the English for Law Pre-sessional and I am now a Lecturer in EAP for the coming academic year. I had previously taught on a number of summer pre-sessionals  for postgraduate students (primarily) from the PRC who were specialising in a range of  fields at different universities in the UK. I gained my early experience as a language instructor when teaching EFL in Portugal and Mexico in the 1980s. Since then, I  have also worked as a lecturer in Spanish and Latin American Cultural Studies in both North American and UK universities. 

Research interests

I am currently in the very early stages of exploring the question of culturally-specific scripts and how non-alphabetic writing systems presuppose a ‘non-Western’ logic which might inform students’ engagement with writing practices in Anglophone academia; and hence, what strategies might be adopted when teaching writing to (specifically) Chinese students in the EAP classroom to accommodate for precisely that distinction.

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Qualifications

  • PhD Romance Languages and Literatures (Spanish)
  • RSA Dip. TEFLA
  • BA Latin

Research groups and institutes

  • Language Centre