Dr Milada (Millie) Walkova

Dr Milada (Millie) Walkova


Since I joined the University of Leeds in 2018, I have been teaching on a variety of pre-sessional courses of English for Academic Purposes (EAP) for postgraduate researchers and undergraduate and postgraduate students. I am now involved in the development of the MA programme in Teaching English for Academic Purposes (Text Analysis, CPD and Scholarship, and Dissertation/Portfolio modules). I previously taught EAP, English for Specific Purposes (Engineering, Computer Science, and International Tourism) and General English in Slovakia.

I am an active scholar and I encourage scholarship in EAP. I have served on the editorial board of several journals – the Language Scholar (2019-2023), ESP Today (2023-) and Ostrava Journal of English Philology (2021-). More recently, I have become the Administrator of the Critical Friend Network Initiative as part of the BALEAP Research and Publications sub-committee.

I am interested in supervising PhD students in the area of linguistic approaches to written academic texts.


  • Module Leader of pre-sessionals for PGRs

Research interests

  • Various aspects of academic writing, with an upcoming book Teaching Academic Writing for EAP: Language Foundations for Practitioners (August 2024, Bloomsbury)
  • Linguistic approaches to EAP, with an upcoming edited volume Linguistic approaches in EAP: Expanding the discourse (December 2023, Bloomsbury)
  • Scholarship of EAP
  • EAP teaching materials development
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  • PhD in English Linguistics
  • DELTA Cambridge, with specialism in English for Academic Purposes
  • HEA Fellow
  • MA in British and American Studies, with thesis in English for Academic Purposes
  • PG Cert in English Language Teaching

Professional memberships

  • BALEAP SIG Doctoral Education
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