Laura Richards

Laura Richards

Profile

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 Lamguage 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) with a focus on how classroom feedback is stored, accessed and utilised to facilitate independent learning. I am the Events Officer for the newly formed BALEAP TEL special interest group and an active member of the Microsoft Educator community.

Responsibilities

  • Strand Leader - Language for Arts and Humanities
  • Level Leader - AEPS Level 1
  • PG Insessional support for Linguistics

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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Qualifications

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

Student education

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

Research groups and institutes

  • Language Centre