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Judith Axelby

Judith Axelby MEd (Applied Linguistics), PGCert TEAP, DELTA, CertTESOL, BA(hons)

Senior Lecturer EAP


I am a senior lecturer in TESOL, with a specific focus on Academic English development.


I teach and supervise on courses within TESOL, including input on Trinity Cert TESOL modules. I lead and teach on the University English Scheme, and as part of this role I design and deliver bespoke academic English sessions within courses across the university.

Prior to working at Hallam, I taught EFL, starting in the UK in 1999 and teaching in the British Council and International Schools in Asia, Europe and the Middle East.

I’m interested in the teaching and learning of academic language on courses and within Higher Education institutions, and the use of multiple languages within educational environments.

Teaching interests

English for Specific Academic Purposes (ESAP) especially with relation to healthcare and radiotherapy physics,

English for Academic Purposes (EAP)

Academic Literacies in practice

Ethnographic research in the ESOL classroom


Department of Education, Childhood and Inclusion

Social Sciences and Arts

My research interests include code-switching and bi-lingualism in classroom environments; identity in second language acquisition; the practical implications of Academic Literacies theory; discourse analysis of classroom language / group language (through conversation analysis); reading approaches and progression for students in English as a Lingua Franca universities and universities in English speaking contexts; and English for Radiotherapy Physics.


  • University English Scheme


  • University English Scheme non-credit modules
  • Foundations in TESOL
  • TESOL classroom teaching and reflection
  • Advanced Professional Cert in Teaching English for Academic Purposes


Second language listening in academic contexts

Other activities

External Examiner INTO Exeter

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