Ms Marion West

Senior Lecturer

Marion West
Email address: Phone number: 01902 323479 Location: MC338 Faculty: Faculty of Arts School/Institute: School of Humanities Areas of expertise: Research methods


Marion West has a particular interest in research methods, teaching on three undergraduate modules for Linguistics and Sociology and one postgraduate module, and is coordinator for Independent Study in Linguistics and TESOL. She teaches Syntax, Semantics and Sociolinguistics and a Volunteering module. She is currently studying for a doctorate, using Conversation Analysis to research advice sequences in student-tutor interaction in final year project supervision. She has a background in EFL and English for Academic Purposes teaching, examining and teacher-training for TESOL.

Teaching Areas

  • Language in Use, How Words and Sentences are formed,  Language in Society, Research Methods for English Language, Linguistics & TESOL, Language and Meaning
  • Introduction to Research Methods for Sociology, 5SL006 Doing Sociological Research
  • Volunteering in Action


  • BA (Hons) Nottingham University
  • PGCE Leicester University
  • RSA Certificate and Diploma in TESOL
  • MSc. Aston University Teaching English for Specific Purposes


  • Personalising the Academic Word List. IATEFL Conference, Aberdeen April 2007
  • The journey from initial planning to lesson execution: at what point does the planning stop? Presented with Veronica Brock at IATEFL Cardiff 2009 & published in IATEFL Conference Selections Dec. 2009
  • Teaching mixed methods to Sociology undergraduates with Sam Pryke. HEA Social Sciences Conference Liverpool May 2013
  • HEA innovation-in-the-assessment-of-social-science-research-methods:  video & slides explaining current Level 4 and 5 Sociology Research Methods modules at Wolverhampton (9 minutes)
  • Supervising undergraduate dissertations in Humanities and Social Sciences HEIR Oxford Sept. 2014