Staff Profile:

Name:
Mr Jonathan Smith
Job Title:
Lecturer
Responsibilities:

Development of syllabus, materials production, assessment and reporting on EAP pre-sessional programme during the academic year

Teaching and course directing on EAP pre-sessional programmes

EAP materials writing, particularly listening and pronunciation learning materials

Support and training for colleagues in applications of new technology for language learning and teaching

Areas of Interest:

Computer-assisted language learning

Discourse of academic lectures, and the development of listening and note-taking skills

Phonology of English and sound/spelling relationships

Teacher training/development

Research groups / Centres:
Publications:

Smith, J. & Margolis, A., (2007), English for Academic Study: Pronunciation, Garnet Education

Campbell, C. & Smith, J., (2007), English for Academic Study: Listening, Garnet Education

Qualifications:
MA in Linguistics for English Language Teaching, University of Lancaster

MA Honours in French Language & Literature, University of St. Andrews

RSA Diploma in Teaching English as a Foreign Language to Adults

LCCI Certificate in Teaching English for Business


Recent conference presentations
"Using the Macmillan CD-ROM Dictionary in teacher-directed and independent learning", BALEAP PIM, Oxford Brookes: University, July 2004

"Pronunciation and listening micro-skills on EAP courses", British Council Conference, Sorrento, Italy, March 2005 (repeated at BALEAP/SATEFL Conference, Heriot-Watt University, April 2005)

"Online tutoring for journal writing skills: new genres of dialogue", with Clare McCullagh, CILT Conference, Cardiff, July 2006

"Listening in academic contexts; issues and opportunities in a changing world", BALEAP Conference, Durham University, April 2007

"Fork handles: the problems of decoding spoken English", ACELS Workshop, Dublin, May 2007

"Does spelling matter for international students?", BALEAP Professional Issues Meeting, School of Oriental and African Studies , University of London, May 2008

"Pronunciation in the real world". BELTE Conference, Brighton, October 2009

Jonathan Smith

Contact Details

Email:
j.p.smith@reading.ac.uk
Telephone:
+44 (0) 118 378 8339

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