Julie teaches the Masters optional course in English Language Teaching (ELT) at the Department of Education.
She is 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.
She teaches 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 teaching is discussed, with the opportunity to put theory into practice.
From 2013-2016 Julie was Senior Research and Development Fellow in EMI, and she managed the centre for research and development in English Medium Instruction which was established in March 2014.
Her 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 she worked with the Department of Education team on a Systematic Review of EMI in Higher Education (forthcoming).
She has 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.
She is 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.
Her work outside the Department takes her all around the world training lecturers and teachers in EMI and she thoroughly enjoys the opportunity to share with and learn from teachers and lecturers in many different countries.