Staff Profile: Dr Tony Shannon-Little


Title Principal Lecturer for Undergraduate Employability, TESOL trainer, EAP Tutor T Shannon-Little        
School International Academy  Faculty of Social Sciences
Tel. 01902 322552  













2011 Doctor of Education (EdD) TESOL, Univ of Bristol

2004 E-Moderation: Training course for On-line Tutors

1992 Inst. of Linguists Dip. Italian (Distinction in Oral)

1990 MA, - Distinction (Teaching EFL), Univ of Reading

1982 RSA, Dip. Teaching English as a Foreign Language

1979 RSA, Cert Teaching English as a Foreign Language

1979 PGCE (Physical Education & English) University of Liverpool

1978 BA (English Language & Literature) University of Liverpool


Teaching interests

English for Business (Undergraduate/Postgraduate)

Teacher Training TESOL (Pre- & In-service)

English for Academic Purposes for M.A. Students

Intercultural communication

TEMPUS pre-JEP Project Coordinator- Kazakh State University of World Languages 95-96

Co-coordinator, LEONARDO Project, Language Training for Scientists on MBA Programmes 98

Coordinator, EU Lifelong Learning Programme Project, “ISPY” Online Networking Platform for Language Learning, in 5 Languages. 2012


Corporate and Community Engagement

Member: International Association Teachers of EFL                        

Fellow; Higher Education Academy.

Treasurer, University Council for Modern Languages (2009- 13)

Didactic Development Officer, International House Italy, (Responsible for INSET) 1986-88


Research Interests

Balancing risks and stability on a multicultural campus. The roles and strategies of international students in achieving study success and inter-cultural competence, from two different perspectives: firstly, the sociological and intercultural, and secondly the didactic/learning, while attempting to develop attitudes, skills and knowledge for English for Academic Purposes.


External Academic Roles

External Examiner - Napier University 1994 - 1998

- MSc European Marketing & Languages

- BA Hons Export Studies & Languages

External Validator - University of Central Lancashire

- 1994 BA Hons English for International Business

- 1995 Advanced Cert in Teaching Business English

- 1997 Quinquennial Review E F L

- 2002 MA Teaching Eng. for Internat. Business by e-learning

- 2010  BA Hons Global Business Communication

External Examiner - Dundee University 2003-2007

- MSc English for Professional Communication

External Examiner – Sheffield Hallam University 2009-2013

- Graduate Diploma in Business and English

External Validator – Univ College Plymouth St Mark + St John, 2011

- Centre for International Language Teacher Training

Moderator - Trinity College London - Certificate in TESOL (2003) 


Selected Publications

‘Developing the multicultural community of practice: Starting at Induction’, (2012)  Conference Papers - Internationalisation of Pedagogy and Curriculum in Higher Education: Exploring New Frontiers, (Warwick, June 2011) Higher Education Academy

‘Thriving as an International Student: Personal responses and the  trajectories they create'  (2012) Journal of Pedagogic Development, 2(1), 10-15

"Mono- & multi-lingual reading circles" (with Brock V. & Martiarena A) CILT& Subj.Centre for Languages, Linguistics & Area Studies, June 2002