Laura Richards

Laura Richards


I have worked at the University of Leeds since 2014, teaching and leading English for Academic Purposes (EAP) modules in the Language Centre and study skills on International Foundation Year. Currently, I lead the Language for Arts and Humanities summer presessional and Academic English for Postgraduate Studies Level 1 year-round modules. My research interests are pronunciation teaching and technology-enhanced learning (TEL) focussing on how shared feedback can be utilised to facilitate independent learning. I am involved in the development of digital learning strategies in both the Language Centre and wider faculty and have recently become a Microsoft Innovative Educator Expert (MIEE).


  • Faculty Digital Education Academic Lead (AHC)
  • Language Centre Digital Education Academic Lead (School Liaison)
  • Module leader - Langauge for Arts and Humanities and AEPS Level 1

Research interests

I am interested in the role of pronunciation teaching in EAP and also how digital resources can be used to enhancing teaching and learning in the language classroom.

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  • MA Linguistics and English Language Teaching
  • Cambridge Diploma in English Language teaching to Adults

Professional memberships


Student education

I teach a variety of presessonal modules from foundation to postgraduate level.

Research groups and institutes

  • Language Centre