Joanne Webster

Joanne Webster BSc, MA, TESOL cert, TEFL Q, FHEA

Senior Lecturer


I have been working at Sheffield Hallam University since 2010. My main interests lie in teaching English for Academic Purposes to international students. 


I began teaching English as a foreign language in Poland in 1992, and have since taught in a variety of institutions in Poland, Italy, Portugal, Turkey, Qatar and the People's Republic of China. During this time I also worked as a University of Cambridge English language examiner.

Since 2002 I have taught English for Academic Purposes (EAP) in the UK and Turkey.

I returned to Sheffield in 2007 and worked as an associate lecturer of EAP at Sheffield Hallam. I was also a tutor for English language and linguistics on The Institute of Lifelong Learning (TILL) foundation programme at the University of Sheffield.

In 2010 I became a full-time lecturer at Sheffield Hallam – a post that was made permanent in 2011.

Teaching Interests

use of technology for providing online learning resources

language testing

second language acquisition


Department of Education, Childhood and Inclusion

College of Social Sciences and Arts

English for Business and Academic Purposes

English for  Academic Purposes

DL Project supervisor

CELTA student teacher observer


Journal articles

Heron, M., & Webster, J. (2018). Scaffolding talk in EAP lessons: an examination of experienced teachers’ practices. Innovation in Language Learning and Teaching, 1-13.

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