Clare Maxwell

Profile

I joined the University of Leeds in 2011 as a Lecturer in EAP in the Language Centre, where I have taught on pre-sessional, in-sessional and International Foundation Year modules aimed at preparing students for postgraduate study across a variety of disciplines. I have had leadership responsibility as module leader on IFY modules as well as summer pre-sessional modules for students progressing onto Business and Management, and Arts and Humanities programmes. I am currently seconded to the School of Design, where I am insessional module leader, responsible for the design and delivery of in-sessional courses to taught post-graduate students.

Prior to joining the university I lived in Italy for 20 years, where I worked as a teacher of English as a Foreign Language, and subsequently in sales and marketing in the Italian office of a leading UK-based ELT publisher. I have considerable experience of text-book writing, having written and contributed to EFL coursebooks published by OUP, CUP, and Pearson Education among others, and widely adopted in Italian state secondary schools.

Responsibilities

  • Module Leader for In-sessional in School of Design

Research interests

I am particularly interested in EAP in the Creative Arts, with a particular focus on academic writing in Design. I am currently exploring the nature of student genres in the discipline of design, with a particular focus on ‘hybrid’ genres that display both academic and professional features.

I am also currently engaged in a project exploring the impact of embedded discipline-specific in-sessional provision on students and staff.

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Qualifications

  • PG Cert English for Academic Purposes (University of Leicester)
  • Professional Certificate of Management (Chartered Institute of Marketing, Maidenhead)
  • Cambridge CELTA (Certificate of English Language Teaching to Adults)
  • BA Italian with English (University of Leeds)

Professional memberships

  • BALEAP

Student education

I am currently responsible for the design and delivery of in-sessional courses to taught postgraduate students in the School of Design. I also teach on content-based summer pre-sessional modules run by the Language Centre. 

Research groups and institutes

  • Language Centre