Jody Bradford

Profile

I began working at The University of Leeds in 2017, teaching on an ESAP (English for Specific Academic Purposes) summer pre-sessional course in The Language Centre. Since then, I have taught on other ESAP and EGAP (English for General Academic Purposes) pre-sessionals and contributed towards developing materials on an Academic English for Undergraduates course. I value working collaboratively with colleagues across the school and wider university to better understand the contexts in which our students at The Language Centre go on to study. This then informs my delivery of classes within The Language Centre and materials design.

I have worked in a wide range of language teaching contexts both in the UK and abroad. I held a two year contract at The University of Bordeaux 4 from 2010 to 2012, where I designed and delivered ESP (English for Specific Purposes) classes to Law, Business and Economics students. Following this, I worked at the Chambre de Commerce in Bordeaux, giving Business English and General English classes. I then taught General English and IELTS preparation in a private language school in Perth, Australia, and more recently I taught both English and French as a foreign language to adults in a private language school in Montreal, Canada. 

Responsibilities

  • EAP Practitioner
  • Language For Social Sciences and Arts Module Leader

Research interests

I am interested in both learner and teacher identities and how they are influenced by the contexts in which we study and work. I am passionate about the teaching and learning of languages and believe that we can successfully engage in scholarly activity and research to inform pedagogy and reflect on our own teaching, as EAP practitioners. My current focus relates to the teaching and learning of argumentation and evidence of authorial voice and stance in student academic writing. I am also considering disciplinary differences in genre and discourse analysis and how this can help to inform EAP teaching and contribute towards more meaningful, contextual learning for students. 

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Qualifications

  • BA (hons) French Studies
  • Certificate in English Language Teaching to Adults

Research groups and institutes

  • Language Centre