Curriculum Vitae - Summary
Summary of Personal Details
|Date of Birth:||1965||Nationality:||British|
Summary of Qualifications
|Sheffield Hallam University||Fellow||Higher Education Academy|
|University of Liverpool||Ph.D.||"Structuring Information in Written English"|
|Aston University||M.Sc.||Teaching English|
|U.C.L.E.S.||Advanced Diploma||Language Teaching Management|
|University of London||B.Sc.||Anthropology and Psychology|
Summary of Vocational Experience
|Language & Linguistics||English Composition||EAP Exam Preparation|
|ESP/EAP Course Design||ESP/EAP Materials & Assessment Design||Teaching EAP|
|English for Computing||Web-based Learning Tools||Teacher Training|
|Curriculum Research||Business English||English for Tourism|
|Programme Evaluation||Classroom Research||Project Design|
Research and Specialisations include
|Discourse Analysis||Effective Web-Based Learning Environments|
|English for Specific & Academic Purposes||Research Paradigms|
|Subject-Specific Corpus Research||Teacher Training Workshops and Programmes|
|Linguistics Lecturer||- U.K. & U.A.E.|
|English Composition & Rhetoric Lecturer||- U.A.E.|
|ESP & EAP Teacher||- U.A.E., Oman, U.K. & Turkey|
|General EFL Teacher||- U.K., Brazil & Turkey|
|Teacher Trainer||- U.K., Brazil & Turkey|
|ELT Advisor & Curriculum Consultant||- Turkey|
Summary of Publications
|11 Articles/reviews in Academic Journals||10 Professional magazine articles|
|14 Articles in Edited Collections||3 Edited Collections|
|21 International Conference Presentations|
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Curriculum Vitae - Details
Full Name: Nicolas Antony James MOORE
Date and Place of Birth: 1965, England
Contact: [email protected]
|May 2014||Sheffield Hallam University||Fellow Higher Education Academy|
|December 2010||The University of Liverpool||PhD Thesis title: "Structuring Information in Written English"
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|August 1999||U.C.L.E.S.||Advanced Diploma in Language Teaching Management (ADLTM)|
|April 1998||Aston University||M.Sc. Teaching English|
|June 1991||R.S.A./U.C.L.E.S.||Diploma T.E.F.L. (Dip. TEFL)|
|February 1989||R.S.A./U.C.L.E.S.||Certificate T.E.F.L.A.|
|1984 to 1987||University Of London, Goldsmiths' College||B.Sc. (hons.) Anthropology and Psychology|
|1977 to 1984||Felpham Comprehensive School||G.C.E. "A" Levels in Business Studies and English|
|G.C.E. "O" Levels in Mathematics, Physics, French, Sociology & English Language|
Name of Employer
|Sheffield Hallam University||TESOL Centre, Science Park Unit 1, City Campus, SHEFFIELD S1 1WB||Senior Lecturer: Module Leader for 'Academic English' on Graduate Diploma & 'Evaluating Practice in Context' on M.Ed. TESOL; Language Teacher; Teacher Education Lecturer; M.Ed., M.A., Ed.D. & Ph.D. supervisor||November 2012 to present|
|Khalifa University of Science, Technology and Research||PO Box 573, SHARJAH, United Arab Emirates||Senior Lecturer: English for Engineering; Introduction to Linguistics||March 2002 to October 2012|
|Sultan Qaboos University||Language Centre, PO Box 43, P.C.123, MUSCAT, Sultanate of Oman||EAP Lecturer: English for
|August 2001 to February 2002|
Dubai Women's College, PO Box 16062, DUBAI, U.A.E.
Faculty: Course Coordinator, EAP Teacher, IELTS preparation
August '98 to
Bilkent University, ANKARA 06533, Turkey
Instructor: Curriculum Adviser, EAP Teacher, Teacher of English in Tourism Dept.
October '94 to
33 Palmeira Mansions, HOVE, U.K.
Temporary EFL Teacher
July to September ’92 & ’94
Altiyol Direkli Ishani Kat.2, Kadikoy, ISTANBUL, Turkey
Teacher Trainer, ELT Consultant: ESP Teacher, ESP Course Designer
September '92 to June '94
Britanic English Centre, Rua Joao Ivo da Silva, Madalena 50000, RECIFE, Brazil
Teacher Trainer , EFL Teacher
January '92 to
1 Elm Court, Arden Street, STRATFORD-UPON-AVON, U.K.
Supply Teacher of ESP & Business English
September ‘91 to January ‘92
Selanik Cad. 7, ANKARA, Turkey
September '89 to
Further details available on request.
This experience also preceded by part-time teaching and other full-time positions.
Details of Publications
(forthcoming) Book Review - Goodman, Fries & Strauss: Reading - The Grand Illusion Literacy
(2016) What's the point? The Role of Punctuation in Realising Information Structure in Written English Functional Linguistics 3/6, pp.1-23 DOI: 10.1186/s40554-016-0029-x Available from https://functionallinguistics.springeropen.com/articles/10.1186/s40554-016-0029-x
(2016) with Grisel Salmaso Guest Editor of Systemic Functional Linguistics & Education International Journal of Language Studies 10/3, pp.1-4
(2016) with Grisel Salmaso Guest Editor of Systemic Functional Linguistics & (Critical) Discourse Analysis International Journal of Language Studies 10/2, pp.1-4
(2015) Book Review - Bartlett: Hybrid Voices and Collaborative Change Functions of Language 22/3, pp.394-401
(2014) Helen Emery & Nick Moore (eds.) Teaching, Learning and Researching Reading in EFL (Dubai: TESOL Arabia)
(2014) Introduction (with Helen Emery) in Emery & Moore (eds.) Teaching, Learning and Researching Reading in EFL (Dubai: TESOL Arabia), pp.3-5
(2014) Developing an Assessed Reading Portfolio to Improve Reading Habits and Raise Test Results (with Gillian Knight & Claudia Kibburz) in Emery & Moore (eds.) Teaching, Learning and Researching Reading in EFL (Dubai: TESOL Arabia), pp.214-237
(2013) Book Review - Meunier, De Kock, Gilquin and Paquot (eds): A Taste for Corpora: In Honour of Sylviane Granger Studies in Second Language Acquisition 35/1, pp.188-189
(2013) Book Review - Steels (ed): Experiments in Cultural Language Evolution linguistlist.org Issue 24-98 Available from http://linguistlist.org/issues/24/24-98.html
(2012) Going Beyond Speech to Seek out New Information in Writing and Beyond in Knox, J.S. (ed.) To Boldly Proceed - Papers from the 39th International Systemic Functional Congress Available from http://www.wagsoft.com/Systemics/Conferences/ISFC39_2012_proceedings.pdf, pp.195-200
(2012) Modelling the Flow of Discourse in a Corpus of Written Academic English in Groom & Mason (eds.) Proceedings of Corpus Linguistics 2011 - Discourse and Corpus Linguistics Available from http://www.birmingham.ac.uk/documents/college-artslaw/corpus/conference-archives/2011/Paper-11.pdf
(2012) Interview with Isobel Abulhoul (with Tom Le Seelleur) READ Magazine, EAFL Special Edition, pp.18-21
(2012) The "Power of ONE" Campaign in the U.A.E. (with Tom Le Seelleur) Extensive Reading World Congress Proceedings, 1, pp.56-59. Available from http://erfoundation.org/proceedings/erwc1-LeSeeleur-Moore.pdf
(2012) Book Review - Clark & Lappin: Linguistic Nativism and the Poverty of the Stimulus LinguistList.org Issue 23-1096 Available from http://linguistlist.org/issues/23/23-1096.html
(2011) Forget Facebook - Get a Bookbook READ Magazine, Issue 3, p.22
(2011) An Online Reading Protocol to Research Readers’ Reactions to Text in Watson-Todd, R. (ed.) Proceedings of the International Conference: Doing Research in Applied Linguistics pp.120-130 Available from http://arts.kmutt.ac.th/dral/PDF%20CD%20on%20Web/120-130_An_Online_Reading_Protocol_to_Research_Readers.pdf
(2011) Book Review - Hunston: Corpus Approaches to Evaluation LinguistList.org Issue 22-3156 Available from http://linguistlist.org/issues/22/22-3156.html
(2011) Reading all over the World: U.A.E. - The Power of One. (with T. Le Seelleur) Extensive Reading Journal 4.3, p.14 Available from http://jalt.org/er/sites/jalt.org.er/files/ERJ/erj_issue_4.3.pdf
(2011) Networking: Doing Research in Applied Linguistics TESOL Arabia Perspectives 18/2 pp.52-53
(2011) Reading Champions (with T. Le Seelleur) READ Magazine, Issue 2, pp.25-26
(2010) Analysing for Information Across Modes in Caballero Rodriguez & Pinar Sanz (eds.) Ways and Modes of Human Communication (Cuenca: Ediciones de la Universidad de Castilla-La Mancha) pp.821-829
(2008) Bridging the Metafunctions: Tracking Participants through Taxonomies in Jones & Ventola (eds.) From Language to Multimodality: New Developments in the Study of Ideational Meaning (London: Equinox), pp.111-129
(2008) Validating a Model of Information Structure in Written English through a Reading Protocol in Steiner & Neumann (eds.) Proceedings of the 19th European Systemic Functional Linguistics Conference and Workshop, 23rd-25th July, 2007, Saarbrücken, Germany. Available online from http://scidok.sulb.uni-saarland.de/volltexte/2008/1697/
(2006) Advanced Language for Intermediate Learners: Language Needs Analysis and Curriculum Specification in English for Academic Purposes in Byrnes, H. (ed.) Advanced Language Learning: The Contribution of Halliday and Vygotsky (London: Continuum), pp.246-264
(2006) Aligning Theme and Information Structure to Improve the Readability of Technical Writing Journal of Technical Writing and Communication 36/1 pp.43-55
(2005) Assessing Language Learning Behaviour in Davidson, Coombe & Jones (eds.) Assessment in the Arab World (Dubai: TESOL Arabia), pp.3-26
(2004) Book Review - Flowerdew & Peacock (eds.): Research Perspectives in English for Academic Purposes English for Specific Purposes 23 pp.96-100
(2003) Book Review - Ghadessy, Henry & Roseberry (eds.): Small Corpus Studies and ELT System 31 pp.301-303
(2002) Book Review - G. Salmon: E-Moderating Language Learning and Technology 6/3. Available online from http://llt.msu.edu/vol6num3/review1/default.html
(2002) What Can A Website Do For My Students? (Or for me?) Language Centre Forum March 2002 (Muscat: Sultan Qaboos University Press)
(2002) Book Review - D. Douglas: Assessing Languages for Specific Purposes English for Specific Purposes 21/3 pp.291-297
(2000) Book Review - K. Townshend: InfoTech 1: Email, S. Hewer: InfoTech 2: Text Manipulation, T. Atkinson: InfoTech 3: WWW The Internet System Vol. 28 /1
(2000) What is 'Computer English'? in Riley, Troudi & Coombe (eds.) Teaching, Learning and Technology (Al Ain: TESOL Arabia)
(1998) Vocabulary Teaching: Sharing the Workload in Spring & Gilroy (eds.) Quality Learning in English Medium Higher Education - the Challenge of Content, Skills and Language (Ankara: Bilkent University)
(1998) This Session Belongs to … in Engin, Harvey & O'Dwyer (eds) Teacher Training / Teacher Development: Integration and Diversity (Ankara: Bilkent University)
(1996) Learner Training in Conscious Noticing in Bil Lingua Vol.1 (Ankara: Bilkent University School of English Language)
An SFL approach to grammar and knowledge about language (with Lise Fontaine) Linguistics and Knowledge about Language in Education (LKALE) - BAAL Special Interest Group Meeting "Approaches to teaching grammar and knowledge about language", University of Sheffield, Sheffield, UK, 15th May 2017
The Co-text and Context of Research into Identity in Applied Linguistics 8th Biennial Inter-Varietal Applied Corpus Studies (IVACS) International Conference "Corpora and Context", Bath Spa University, Bath, UK, June 16th-17th 2016
The Evolving Contribution of SFL to Practices in English for Academic Purposes 41st International Systemic Functional Congress (ISFC) "Systemic Functional Linguistics and Language Education", Universidad Nacional de Cuyo, Mendoza, Argentina, April 14th-19th 2014
Are You a Competent EAP Teacher? 20th TESOL Arabia Conference (TACon) "Methods and Means in ELT", Hyatt Regency, Dubai, UAE, March 13th-15th 2014
Attention Please! Achieving Focus in Spoken, Written and Digital Texts 24th European Systemic Functional Linguistics Conference and Workshop (ESFLCW) "Language in a digital age: Be not afraid of digitality", Coventry University, UK, July 2013
Going Beyond Speech To Seek Out New Information In Writing & Other Modalities 39th ISFC "To Boldly Go…" University of Technology, Sydney, Australia, July 2012
The "Power of One" Campaign in the UAE (with Tom Le Seelleur) 1st Extensive Reading World Congress "Extensive Reading: The Magic Carpet to Language Learning" Kyoto Sangyo University, Japan, September 2011
Modelling the Flow of Discourse in a Corpus of Written Academic English Corpus Linguistics 2011 "Discourse and Corpus Linguistics" Birmingham University, UK, July 2011
The Implications of an Online Reading Protocol to Research Readers’ Reactions to Text "Doing Research in Applied Linguistics" KMUTT, Thailand, April 2011
Perceptions of Instructional Technology and their Impacts (with Jonathan Doll & Tom Le Seelleur) 16th TACon "Transformations in TESOL" Zayed University, UAE, March 2010
Hearing Voices: Intonation and Information in Written English 21st ESFLCW “Choice” Cardiff University, U.K., 8th-10th July, 2009
Analysing for Information across Modes XXVII AESLA International Conference “Ways and Modes of Human Communication” / “Modos y Formas de la Comunicación Humana” University of Castilla-La Mancha, Spain, 26th-28th March 2009
Validating a Model of Information Structure in Writing Using an Experiment into Readers' Responses 19th ESFLCW "Data and Interpretation in Linguistic Analysis", Universitat des Saarlandes, Germany, 23rd - 25th July 2007
Crossing the Metafunctions: Bridging Inference and Cohesion 17th ESFLCW "Exploring Meaning-making: Field and the Ideational Meta-function" King's College, University of London, 1st - 4th August 2005
Advanced Language for Intermediate Learners Georgetown University Round Table on Languages and Linguistics 2005 "Educating for Advanced Foreign Language Capacities: Constructs, Curriculum, Instruction, Assessment" Georgetown University, Washington, U.S.A., March 10th to 13th 2005
A Corpus-Based Study of Register Variation Applied to a Language Learning Vocabulary Syllabus 29th ISFC "Systemic Linguistics and the Corpus" University of Liverpool, U.K., July 15th to 19th 2002
Assessing the 3Rs: Reading, Righting and Reflection 7th TACon "Critical Reflection" Hilton Hotel, Abu Dhabi, UAE, March 20th to 22nd 2002.
Technology in Language Teaching - Who CALLs the Shots? (with Tony Gurr) 1st Teacher to Teacher Conference "Tools of the Trade" Military Language Institute, May 3rd and 4th, 2000.
What is Computer English? 5th TACon "Teaching, Learning and Technology" Hilton Hotel, Al Ain, UAE, March 17th to 19th 1999
Unifying the Diverse Demands of ESP Vocabulary 4th TACon "Unity Through Diversity" Hilton Hotel, Al Ain, UAE, March 25th to 27th 1998
Sharing the Workload 3rd Bilkent International ELT Conference (Bilkent ELT) "Quality Learning in English Medium Higher Education" Bilkent University, Ankara, December 4th to 6th, 1997.
This Session Belongs To... 2nd Bilkent ELT "Teacher Training and Teacher Development: Integration and Diversity" Bilkent University, Ankara, December 6th and 7th, 1996.
Integrating English (Consultant for Evaluation) - Education Endowment Foundation (£400,000) More details here.
Improving Talk for Teaching and Learning (Field Worker) - Education Endowment Foundation (£500,000) More details here.
Reading Champions (Consultant) - Emirates Foundation (21,000Dhs)
Evaluation of the Relative Efficacy of an Instruction Program focusing on top-down and bottom-up Listening Processes (Director of Studies).
Communication Strategies in Libyan ELT Classrooms (co-supervisor).
Transnational Education in China: Perspectives on TNE Curriculum Design and Delivery (co-supervisor).
International Journal of Language Studies Associate Editor
Journal of Academic Language and Learning Member of Editorial Board
The Journal of Extensive Reading Member of Editorial Board
Cogent Education Reviewer
Australian Journal of Linguistics Reviewer
Linguistics and Education Reviewer
READ Magazine Co-founding Editor. All four issues available online from www.ER-central.com
TESOL Arabia Perspectives Feature Article Reviewer (2006-2011)
External Examiner Posts
Open University External Examiner: Professional Communication Skills for Business Studies; English for Academic Purposes
University of Huddersfield External Examiner: Professional & Business English (four programmes)
Aston University Ph.D. Examiner
Deakin University Ph.D. Examiner
London Metropolitan University Ph.D. Examiner
Other Areas Of Experience In H.E.
Chair, Health & Safety Committee
Committee Member, Academic Quality & Standards
Programme, course & module design & validaton
Academic staff search, selection & recruitment
Other Areas Of Experience In EFL
Overseas education counselling
Staff development policy and programme management
Examination preparation (FCE, IELTS).
Other Relevant Skills
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Summary of Career Development in Applied Linguistics, EAP, ESP, Teacher Training & EFL
Sheffield Hallam University, UK:
I am grateful for being able to expand my experience in both language teaching, particularly EAP and ESP, and teacher education in this supportive environment. I aim to develop my research experience for publication and in research projects as a member of the excellent Sheffield Institute of Education.
Khalifa University (formerly Etisalat University College), UAE:
This institution provided me with a host of experiences that would be difficult to find elsewhere. Being provided with trust and a large degree of autonomy, and as part of a respectful and highly-motivated team, I was able to introduce significant curriculum changes particularly in the area of assessment. I designed, taught, reviewed and revised a range of courses in the skills of reading, vocabulary, and writing in EAP courses, as well as courses leading to TOEFL or IELTS. I also introduced composition and technical writing courses to the university and designed and delivered the first "Introduction to Linguistics" course. Working exclusively with engineering students, at all levels (including post-graduate), I was responsible for developing opportunities for online language learning. These include developing academic vocabulary learning exercises and tutorials in academic research, focussing on library and internet research and acknowledging sources. Previous changes required a complete reorganisation of the syllabus based on a Needs Analysis that I designed, implemented and analysed. I was also involved in accreditation procedures for local and international bodies, helped organise conferences and seminars, and served on committees for Health and Safety and Academic Quality and Standards.
Language Centre, Sultan Qaboos University, Oman:
My experience at Sutan Qaboos University allowed me to further develop my teaching skills in English for Academic Purposes. I was able to focus on English for Science and Technology, and specifically on English for Engineering. In a very short space of time I was given shared responsibility for developing vocabulary materials and tests, and for integrating these into the course with developments in Internet technology, and WebCT in particular. The academic environment at SQU has afforded me the opportunity to start my PhD thesis.
Dubai Women's College, Higher Colleges of Technology, UAE:
The strong emphasis on technology and its applications to learning at DWC encouraged me to develop my computer skills (such as HTML coding and using Dreamweaver), enabling me to implement, and evaluate the use of, web-based technology in language course delivery. Working extensively with the Software Engineering team and the head of teaching and learning, I was involved in the design, implementation, documentation and evaluation of an integrated "Problem-Based Learning" syllabus and methodology. As Course Coordinator, I introduced considerable innovations into the corresponding English programme, especially in the area of assessment, and continued to use corpus-based analyses of specific purpose language to enhance the vocabulary syllabus and to develop relevant materials which also focused on consciousness-raising and learner training. All of these developments lead to clear improvements in student achievement and study habits, resulting in possibly the most successful programme in the college.
Bilkent University School of English Language (BUSEL), Ankara:
Being given the opportunity to study for a Masters degree in teaching English was one of the main attractions of the position at BUSEL. As the Curriculum Coordinator for the English Language Support Unit (ELSU), I developed the existing programmes to achieve a more satisfactory relationship between teaching and testing, as well as identifying relevant language by building and analysing a corpus for the Computer Technology and Programming department. As Curriculum Development Coordinator I assembled small curriculum project teams, one of which produced materials for language consciousness-raising materials published in the in-house coursebook. I developed the vocabulary syllabus for the series of coursebooks and provided vocabulary materials for the coursebooks. I taught "general" EAP and subject-specific EAP classes. I was also involved in the Staff Development Programme.
Dilko English, Istanbul:
Working as teacher trainer in Dilko allowed me to expand my teacher training experience in Istanbul where there is a lot of professional support. In my second year my responsibilities were increased to include ESP course, materials and test design for courses such as English for cabin crew, English for meetings, and business English. I also taught a number of general English, business English and ESP courses.
English Language Centre, Hove:
I have had the opportunity to enjoy the challenges presented by multilingual classes in this well-resourced centre.
International House, Britanic English Centre, Recife:
I enjoyed the work here, improving my general English teaching skills and earning my first experience in teacher training.
The ideal learning conditions in this ESP centre impressed on me the importance of needs analysis in ESP. Working with professional adults with a clear purpose in their learning was an enjoyable experience. I took up my post in Recife before any full-time opportunity arose here.
Kent English, Ankara:
This was the ideal training ground for a novice teacher, providing both repetition and new teaching challenges. All my teaching here was of General English and at the end of my second year I passed the RSA/UCLES Diploma.
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