Helen Butt

Helen Butt


After completing my MA in Linguistics and English Language Teaching at the University of Leeds in 1999, I taught the summer pre-sessional  in the Language Centre, University of Leeds before going to China to run the English side of an International Foundation Year. I returned to Leeds in 2001, where I have been teaching at the Language Centre since.

Research interests

I am currently researching1) behaviour in seminars and 2) online communication.

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  • MA in Lingustics and ELT
  • BA in French and German
  • Certificate in Teaching English as a Foreign Language to Adults

Professional memberships

  • BALEAP (Institutional member)

Student education

I teach on a range of courses within the Language Centre, both insessional and pre-sessional. These are to undergraduate and postgraduate students, primarily in the fields of business and communications.

Research groups and institutes

  • Language Centre