Julie Dearden

I teach the Masters optional course in English Language Teaching (ELT) at the Department of Education.

I am a member of the Applied Linguistics Research group with a special interest in English Medium Instruction (EMI) and how ELT and EMI teachers and lecturers can work together.

I teach the English Language Teaching module on the MSc course in Applied Linguistics and Second Language Acquisition (ALSLA). It is a 2-term module in which we discuss teaching and get the opportunity to put our theory into practice.

From 2013-2016 I was Senior Research and Development Fellow in EMI and I managed the centre for research and development in English Medium Instruction which was established in March 2014.

My research includes a global survey of EMI in 55 countries, a collaborative planning study in Turkey where Preparatory Year teachers and EMI teachers worked together to plan lectures, and surveys of 400 teachers and 1,000 students to gauge their perceptions and beliefs on EMI. More recently I worked with the Department of Education team on a Systematic Review of EMI in Higher Education (forthcoming).

I have a particular interest in how English Language teachers and EMI lecturers and teachers might work together and recently wrote a chapter: The Changing Roles of EMI Academics and English Language Specialists for a forthcoming book by Kirkgoz and Dikilitas ” Key Issues In English for Specific Purposes in Higher Education”  to be published soon by Springer.

I am currently working on a chapter for “Lessons from Good Language Teachers” Eds Carol Griffiths, Zia Tajeddin & Adam Brown exploring ways in which technology might be useful for teachers and lecturers of EMI.

My work outside the Department takes me all around the world training lecturers and teachers in EMI and I thoroughly enjoy the opportunity to share with and learn from teachers and lecturers in many different countries.


  • Department staff

College affiliation

  • Hertford College


  • Lecturer

Subject area

  • EMI Course (EMI Oxford Research Centre)
  • MSc Applied Linguistics and Second Language Acquisition

Research groups

  • Applied Linguistics

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