Mrs Judith Hamilton

Senior Lecturer in TESOL & Linguistics

Email address: J.R.Hamilton@wlv.ac.uk Phone number: 01902 323345 Location: MC335 Faculty: Faculty of Arts School/Institute: School of Humanities Areas of expertise: Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages

About

I began working at the University of Wolverhampton in 1998, teaching English to pre-sessional students taking the IELTS exam. Since then, I have developed and taught on courses, including international pre-sessional and in-sessional students, teacher development courses, and initial teacher training of Teachers of English as a Foreign Language. I am currently TESOL Course Leader. I am interested in reflective learning, course design and development, and SLA.

Qualifications

BA (Hons) English in the School of African and Asian Studies, University of Sussex
RSA Cert. (TEFLA), International House, Hastings
MSc Applied Linguistics, University of Edinburgh
Institute of Linguists’ Diploma in French (distance learning)
PGCE in Secondary English, University of Birmingham
DELTA, Brasshouse Centre, Birmingham
Educational Enquiry & Practice (60 credit, Level 7 module), The Open University

Publications

(2008) On Safari in Wolverhampton! Encouraging Erasmus students to explore the English around them – Presentation given at BALEAP PIM in Manchester based on assignments developed for an English Grammar, Lexis & Translation module.

(2013) Demonstrating reflective thinking in learner journals: ideas for improvement
Talk given at IATEFL Liverpool based on assignments developed for the TESOL Work Placement module.

Experience in industry

I have worked in language schools and colleges in France, Poland, Hungary and the UK.