Julie Dearden teaches the Masters course in English Language Teaching (ELT) at the Department of Education.
Julie Dearden is a member of the Applied Linguistics Research group with a special interest in English Medium Instruction (EMI).
Julie teaches the English Language Teaching module on the MSc course in Applied Linguistics and Second Language Acquisition (ALSLA). It is a 2-term optional module for both experienced and less experienced teachers of English with the opportunity to put theory into practice.
From 2013-2016 Julie was Senior Research and Development Fellow in EMI at the Department of Education and managed the centre for research and development in English Medium Instruction which was established in March 2014. The EMI research group continues to produce top-ranking research on EMI and the group is headed by Dr Heath Rose. Julie is now director of her independent EMI Training company so her work outside the Department of Education takes her all around the world. She thoroughly enjoys the opportunity to share with and learn from EMI teachers and lecturers at universities in many different countries.
Julie’s 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. She worked with the team on a Systematic Review of EMI in Higher Education (2018) and, as Julie has a particular interest in how English Language teachers might support EMI lecturers in universities which are internationalising, she recently wrote a chapter, The Changing Roles of EMI Academics and English Language Specialists, for a book by Kirkgoz and Dikilitas: “Key Issues In English for Specific Purposes in Higher Education,” published by Springer in 2018.