- Position: Lecturer in English for Academic Purposes
- Areas of expertise: English for Academic Purposes; English for Specific Purposes; corpora
- Email: W.E.Sheard@leeds.ac.uk
- Location: 3.34 Parkinson Building
I have worked at the University of Leeds since 2019 as a Lecturer in English for Academic Purposes. I teach under-graduate and post-graduate EAP and ESP modules.
Recent conference presentations
Drury, A., Perkins, R., Sheard, W. 2022. Creating a mathematics corpus and keyword list. University of Leeds Language Centre summer 2022 conference , 7 September, Leeds.
Drury, A., Perkins, R., Sheard, W., 2023. The Lexis of Maths Lectures: The creation of a pedagogic corpus and wordlist from a series of maths lectures. The Language Scholar. 2023(11), pp. 56-87.
Fernbank, T., Sheard, W., Shiel, J., Smith, E. 2021. Reflection: Peer marking writing portfolio drafts in Class Notebook. 23 February. Centre for Excellence in Language Teaching Blog. [Online]. Available from: https://celt.leeds.ac.uk/reflection-peer-marking-writing-portfolio-drafts-in-class-notebook/
Heath, J., Alimalayeri, R., Appleton, N., Butt, H., Collins, D., de Pauw, D., Dixon, K., Drury, A., Dyer, L., Elgadri, A., Esat, S., Essien, L., Fedorova, N., Lebioda-Green, R., Heubeck, F., Kolota, J., Lewin, S., Maniam, U., Matthews, M., Mildred, C., Newton, L., Parkin, M., Perkins, R., Poole, J., Ridley, P., Rojinsky, D., Sheard, W., Subhan, J., Taiwo, V., Taylor, R., Such, E., White, J. and Zhang, A. 2020. Reflections on Webinars. 8 June. Centre for Excellence in Language Teaching Blog. [Online]. Available from: https://celt.leeds.ac.uk/reflections-on-webinars/
Current research project
An investigation into the integration of the teaching of mathematics as a subject and the language of mathematics.
- EAP Practitioner
- OAEP: Module Leader
My research interests include corpus linguistics and integrating language and content teaching.<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>
- PG Cert. TEAP
- Trinity DipTESOL
- Cambridge CELTA
- Trinity TYLEC
- BA Business and Computing
I teach general academic English and also English for more specific purposes such as English for engineering or business.
Research groups and institutes
- Language Centre