Stephen Hughes

Stephen Hughes BA, CELTA, Trinity Diploma in TESOL, MA in TESOL, FHEA

Lecturer in TESOL


Between 2001 and 2004, I taught general and academic English in private language schools and state colleges and universities in the UK, Turkey and South Korea.

I have been working in the TESOL department since 2001. Initially, I was an Associate Lecturer on a range of pre-sessional English language courses and on the in-sessional English language provision. I also helped to train teachers on the Trinity Certificate course and was a distance-learning supervisor on the TEAP course.

Since 2012, I have been a full-time member of the TESOL team. During this period I have been course leader on the English for International Nursing and English for Radiation Therapy Physics courses; these were part of the Sheffield Hallam Iraq Healthcare Project run in collaboration with the College of Health, Wellbeing and Life Sciences at SHU.

I have designed and taught a number of short, bespoke ESP courses, been an online supervisor on the Evaluating Practice in Context (EPIC) module of the MEd TESOL course, designed the Assessment and Testing option on the EPIC course, and help in the marking of MA TESOL dissertations.

Since 2015, I have been one of the course leaders on the summer 15/10-week and autumn 10-week pre-sessional courses. I am also module leader for the English for University module on the International Foundation Programme.

Teaching interests

Language testing and assessment

Aligning Pre-sessional English language provision with the students’ future disciplines


the development of assessments within the TESOL department

Department of Education, Childhood and Inclusion / Social Sciences and Humanities

Teaching interests:
Language testing and assessment / aligning Pre-sessional English language provision with the students’ future disciplines.



Fletcher, D., Taylor, A., Hughes, S., & Breeze, J. (2001). Recruiting and employing offenders. Joseph Rowntree Foundation.

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