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Tanya Fernbank, Warren Sheard, Joanne Shiel, Eve Smith University of Leeds Language Centre Introduction The following reflection examines the process, benefits to students and lessons learnt from asynchronous peer marking of student writing portfolio drafts on a compulsory 60-credit, pass for progression module for students studying Engineering. The University of...

Supporting widening participation through the development of academic language and literacies Helen Sadig This scholarship project has evolved out of earlier work on linguistically-informed language pedagogy training for Leeds students and teachers in local schools, the findings of which suggested that both learners of English as an additional language (EAL)...

What is good academic writing? Innovation, creativity and originality in student assignments. Jeanne Godfrey PG written assessment marking criteria in the ‘excellent’ band often contains phrases such as: ‘Integrates all the material in a sophisticated and creative way’ ‘Makes an of original contribution to the issue.’ ‘Displays a high level...

Two exciting new scholarship projects beginning in the Language Centre co-ordinated by Anne Stazicker  In order to continue the LCs commitment to excellence in learning, teaching and assessment an investigation is currently being embarked on which will examine the profiles of the two receptive skills within the LC curriculum, syllabi,...

Taking a closer look at the role of social theory in English for Academic Purposes. Michelle Evans This project began with an observation. While reading research articles and other texts related to various aspects of EAP, I noticed a recurring feature. The observation reoccurred in the literature-reviewing stages of a...

Investigating In-sessional Impact in “hard” science disciplines This project forms part of a wider scholarship endeavour which aims to measure and evaluate the impact of in-sessional EAP provision across the University. EAP teaching at PGT level has recently been adopted in all schools in the Faculty of Engineering and Physical...

On this page you can find links to individual scholarship projects colleagues in the Language Centre are undertaking starting in 20121. As you will see there is quite a range demonstrating the varied interests colleagues have in scholarship. All of them are interesting and you can have a read by...

Scholarship of Language in Higher Education This event, with well over 100 participants, took place on the 15th of January 2021. You can access all the talks below (it will open in a new window).  Video of Scholarship of Language in Higher Education.   The aim of this event is...

Written by Alex Holloway Mental health, well-being, physical health, work-life balance, workload, back pain, loneliness…just a few phrases that came out of a short discussion about mental health in the Language Centre. For a while, now, I have been promising my (incredibly supportive) line manager a blog on this very...