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Dr Nicolas Moore FHEA, PhD, Advanced DiP, MSc, DiP TEFLA, Certificate TEFL, BSc

MA TESOL


Summary

I'm an experienced language teacher and research the relationship between linguistics and learning. I'm the course leader for the MA TESOL and supervise M.A., Ed.D. and Ph.D. students.

About

Before coming to Sheffield Hallam in 2012, I had more than 20 years of experience in teaching English language to students and teachers in Brazil, Oman, Turkey, UAE and UK. This experience covers general English, English for academic and for specific purposes, course and assessment design, English composition, linguistics and discourse analysis, and teacher training. My research interests include reading and writing skills in language teaching, teacher education and development, corpus analysis, discourse analysis, systemic functional linguistics, lexis and learning, embodiment and language learning, and multimodality.

Specialist areas of interest

Teacher Education
English for Academic Purposes
English for Specific Purposes
Applied Linguistics
Discourse Analysis
Distance Learning

Teaching

Department of Education, Childhood and Inclusion , The TESOL Centre

Social Sciences and Arts

TESOL Teacher Education

English for Academic Purposes

Research

Creation of CPD framework for teachers of science and mathematics for the Mathematics and Science Teaching (MAST) project - British Council, India, 2021
Policy Consultant on the development of teachers’ CPD framework for teachers in state schools in Armenia - British Council, Armenia, 2021

India-UK Education Connections - Scoping Studies in STEM, STEAM & EMI - British Council, India, 2020  
Integrating English - Education Endowment Foundation, 2016-19  
A Framework for Quality Assurance in English-Medium Higher Education in Turkey - British Council, Turkey, 2018
Improving Talk for Teaching and Learning (Dialogic Teaching) - Education Endowment Foundation, 2015-17

Publications

Journal articles

Moore, N. (2017). Book Review - Goodman, K., Fries, P.H. and Strauss, S.L. (2016) Reading : The Grand Illusion . New York & London: Routledge. ISBN 9781138999299. Literacy, 51 (2), 120. http://doi.org/10.1111/lit.12100

Moore, N., & Salmaso, G. (2016). Editorial: Introduction to special issue of IJLS : Systemic functional linguistics and education. International journal of Language Studies, 10 (3), 1-4. http://www.ijls.net/pages/volume/vol10no3.html

Salmaso, G., & Moore, N. (2016). Editorial: introduction to special issue of IJLS: Systemic functional linguistics and (critical) discourse analysis. International Journal of Language Studies, 10 (2), 1-3. http://www.ijls.net/vol10no2.html

Moore, N. (2015). Hybrid voices and collaborative change. Contextualising positive discourse analysis. FUNCTIONS OF LANGUAGE, 22 (3), 400-407. http://doi.org/10.1075/fol.22.3.04moo

Moore, N. (2013). A TASTE FOR CORPORA: IN HONOUR OF SYLVIANE GRANGER. STUDIES IN SECOND LANGUAGE ACQUISITION, 35 (1), 188-189. http://doi.org/10.1017/S0272263112000745

Moore, N.A.J. (2006). Aligning theme and information structure to improve the readability of technical writing. Journal of Technical Writing and Communication, 36 (1), 43-55. http://doi.org/10.2190/37DD-KK2V-0BK5-31EM

Moore, N. (2004). Research perspectives on English for academic purposes. ENGLISH FOR SPECIFIC PURPOSES, 23 (1), 96-100. http://doi.org/10.1016/S0889-4906(02)00045-5

Moore, N. (2003). Small corpus studies and ELT: theory and practice. System, 31 (2), 301-303. http://doi.org/10.1016/s0346-251x(03)00014-9

Moore, N. (2002). Assessing languages for specific purposes. ENGLISH FOR SPECIFIC PURPOSES, 21 (3), 294-297. http://doi.org/10.1016/S0889-4906(01)00010-2

Moore, N. (2000). InfoTech1: E-Mail — Using Electronic Communications in Foreign Language Teaching. System, 28 (1), 169-173. http://doi.org/10.1016/s0346-251x(99)00069-x

Conference papers

Moore, N. (2011). Modelling the flow of discourse in a corpus of writtenacademic English. In Corpus Linguistics 2011, University of Birmingham, 20 July 2011 - 22 July 2011. http://www.birmingham.ac.uk/documents/college-artslaw/corpus/conference-archives/2011/Paper-11.pdf

Moore, N. (2008). Validating a model of information structure in written English through a reading protocol. In 19th European Systemic Functional Linguistics Conference and Workshop, Saarbrücken, Germany, 23 July 2007 - 25 July 2007. http://scidok.sulb.uni-saarland.de/volltexte/2008/1697/

Book chapters

Moore, N., Knight, G., & kiburz, C. (2014). Developing an assessed reading portfolio to improve reading habits and raise test results. In Emery, H., & Moore, N. (Eds.) Teaching, learning and researching reading in EFL. (pp. 214-237). Dubai: TESOL Arabia

Moore, N., Knight, G., & kiburz, C. (2014). Developing an assessed reading portfolio to improve reading habits and raise test results. In Emery, H., & Moore, N. (Eds.) Teaching, learning and researching reading in EFL. (pp. 214-237). Dubai: TESOL Arabia

Donaghue, H., & Thompson, J. (2014). Talking about reading: Students’ perspectives. In Emery, H., & Moore, N. (Eds.) Teaching, Learning and Researching Reading in EFL. TESOL Arabia

Moore, N. (2010). Analysing for information across modes. In Rodriguez, C., & Sanz, P. (Eds.) Ways and Modes of Human Communication. (pp. 821-829). Ediciones de la Universidad de Castilla-La Mancha

Moore, N. (2008). Bridging the meta-functions. In Jones, C., & Ventola, E. (Eds.) From language to multimodality : new developments in the study of ideational meaning. (pp. 111-129). London: Equinox: https://www.equinoxpub.com/equinox/books/showbook.asp?bkid=283

Books

Emery, H., & Moore, N. (Eds.). (2014). Teaching, learning and researching reading in EFL. Dubai: TESOL Arabia. http://www.tesolarabia.co/e-store/027-%E2%80%A2-teaching-learning-and-researching-reading-in-efl/

Emery, H., & Moore, N. (Eds.). (2014). Teaching, learning and researching reading in EFL. Dubai: TESOL Arabia. http://www.tesolarabia.co/e-store/027-%E2%80%A2-teaching-learning-and-researching-reading-in-efl/

Reports

Moore, N., Price, G., Bevins, S., & Wrigglesworth, J. (2021). Continuous Professional Development (CPD) Framework for Teachers in State Schools in Armenia – Policy Paper. British Council, Armenia.

Bevins, S., Moore, N., Stiell, B., Wolstenholme, C., & Price, G. (2020). STEM and EMI Report: Scoping Study Gujarat Region. British Council.

Bevins, S., Moore, N., Stiell, B., Wolstenholme, C., & Price, G. (2020). STEM and EMI Report: Scoping Study Telangana. British Council.

Bevins, S., Moore, N., Stiell, B., Wolstenholme, C., & Price, G. (2020). STEM and EMI Scoping Study: North East Region. British Council.

Bevins, S., Moore, N., Stiell, B., Wolstenholme, C., & Price, G. (2020). STEM and EMI Scoping Study: Madhya Pradesh. British Council.

Bevins, S., Moore, N., Stiell, B., Wolstenholme, C., & Price, G. (2020). STEM and EMI Report: Karnataka. British Council.

Thomas, P., Jay, T., Willis, B., Taylor, R., Merchant, G., Moore, N., ... Stevens, A. (2019). Dialogic Teaching: Addendum Report. London, UK: Education Endowment Foundation. https://educationendowmentfoundation.org.uk/public/files/Projects/Evaluation_Reports/Dialogic_Teaching_addendum_report%C2%AD_final_for_publication.pdf

Thomas, P., Jay, T., Willis, B., Taylor, R., Merchant, G., Moore, N., ... Stevens, A. (2019). Dialogic Teaching: Addendum Report. Education Endowment Foundation. https://educationendowmentfoundation.org.uk/public/files/Projects/Evaluation_Reports/Dialogic_Teaching_addendum_report%C2%AD_final_for_publication.pdf

Moore, N., Sheerin, S., Güven, A., & Wrigglesworth, J. (2018). A Framework for Quality Assurance in English-Medium Higher Education in Turkey.

Jay, T., Willis, B., Thomas, P., Taylor, R., Moore, N., Burnett, C., ... Stevens, A. (2017). Dialogic Teaching : Evaluation Report and Executive Summary. London, UK: Education Endowment Foundation. https://educationendowmentfoundation.org.uk/public/files/Projects/Evaluation_Reports/Dialogic_Teaching_Evaluation_Report.pdf

Presentations

Moore, N., & Coldwell, M. (2021). Evaluating educational interventions - How do we measure the impact of genre pedagogy on disadvantaged students? Presented at: 30th European Systemic Functional Linguistics Conference - Social Semiotics and Social Justice, Sheffield Hallam University

Moore, N., Axelby, J., & Nicholls, K. (2021). Reducing the attainment gap in UK tertiary education: Pedagogic Interventions using linguistic solutions. Presented at: 30th European Systemic Functional Linguistics Conference - Social Semiotics and Social Justice, Sheffield Hallam University

Culliney, M., Moore, N., Demack, S., & Coldwell, M. (2019). Integrating English into the Curriculum: Evaluating an Intervention Based on Systemic Functional Linguistics. Presented at: 2019 European Conference on Educational Research (ECER), Universität Hamburg, Germany, 2019

Moore, N. (2019). Can genre pedagogy make a difference in UK primary schools? Presented at: 29th European Systemic Functional Linguistics Conference (ESFLC), Polytechnic of Leiria, Portugal, 2019

Perry, E., Coldwell, M., & Moore, N. (2019). Curriculum materials as mediators in professional learning: The role of schemes of work in a national Primary Linguistics programme. Presented at: Harnessing Creativity in Changing Times: Risk, resilience and professional learning across the professions, Aston University, Birmingham, 2019

Other activities

PhD Examiner - Aston University, Deakin University, De Montfort University, London Metropolitan University, Open University

External Examiner - Cardiff University

Associate Editor for International Journal of Language Studies, and Reviewer for Acta Linguistica Hafniensia, Australian Journal of Linguistics, Cogent Education, Cogent Social Sciences, Journal of Academic Language and Learning, Journal of English for Academic Purposes, The Journal of Extensive Reading, Language Awareness, Linguistics and Education, System

Board Member of European Systemic Functional Linguistics Association, Member of BALEAP, Member of BAAL

Convenor of European Systemic Functional Linguistics Conference, 2021

Postgraduate supervision

I welcome enquiries from post-graduate researchers in areas related to discourse analysis, including systemic functional linguistics and corpus linguistics, English as a Medium of Instruction, selected topics in language teaching, and teacher education for language teachers.

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