Bee Bond

Bee Bond


I have worked at the University of Leeds since 2001, teaching English for Academic Purposes (EAP). I have been closely involved in curriculum development across a range of the programmes offered by the Language Centre. I was appointed as one of the first cohort of LITE (Leeds Institute for Teaching Excellence) Fellows in 2016 and am now using the evidence and outcomes of that project to inform changes to the way EAP is embedded across the curriculum. I am joint editor of the journal hosted by the Centre for Excellence in Language Teaching:  The Language Scholar.


  • Deputy Head of School (Language Education)
  • Programme Manager for taught post-graduate insessionals

Research interests

My scholarship interests lie in the intersection between language and disciplinary content knowledge,  the perceptions of those involved in working through both and how this connects to institutional strategy and policy. This links closely to the teaching of Engish for Academic Purposes, inclusive learning and teaching and internationalisation.

Recent Publications:

Bond, B. (2019). International students: language, culture and the ‘performance of identity’. Teaching in Higher Education.  

Bond, B. (2018). Understanding the intersection of language, disciplinary knowledge communication and Identity. Project Report. Leeds: Leeds Institutte for Teaching Excellence 

Bond, B. (2018). The Long Read: Inclusive teaching and learning for international students. Leeds: Leeds Institute for Teaching Excellence.  

Bond, B. (2017) 'The E(A)P of Spelling: Using Exploratory Practice to (re)engage teachers and students' BALEAP Conference Proceedings.Garnet Education

Bond, B. (2017) ‘Co-constructing the curriculum through Exploratory Practice’ The Language Scholar; the University of Leeds

Bond, B. (2015) 'Exploratory Practice and the EAP Practitioner' Teaching EAP Polemical. Questioning, debating and exploring issues in EAP. On-line Blog curated by Dr Alex Ding


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  • Senior Fellow HEA
  • Senior Fellow BALEAP
  • MA Language Teaching
  • PGCE

Professional memberships

  • BERA
  • ISSoTL

Student education

I teach English for Academic Purposes, primarily to taught post-graduate students. I developed the current pre-sessional curriculum for both the year-round programme and the summer content-based strands. I now work in partnership with Schools across the University to further embed English for Academic Purposes provision into their taught post-graduate curriculum and to support consideration of a more international and inclusive approach to education.

Research groups and institutes

  • Language Centre
  • Language pedagogy
  • PRIA