Dr Steve Brown

  • Lecturer in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (School of Education)

Biography

I joined the University of Glasgow in July 2023. Prior to this, I was a lecturer in English language and TESOL, programme leader of the MEd TESOL, and director of studies of the English Language Unit at the University of the West of Scotland. Before moving to higher education in 2018, I worked for many years in the Scottish further education sector as an ESOL lecturer, curriculum leader, and TESOL educator. During this time, I completed an EdD at the University of Glasgow, with the focus of my dissertation being on the role of college ESOL programmes in facilitating the settlement of migrants in Scotland. 

In my earlier career, I worked as a volunteer English teacher in Mongolia, and spent several years in the private language teaching sector, working in various countries as an English teacher, teacher trainer and director of studies. I also have an MSc in Applied Linguistics from the University of Edinburgh, a TQFE from the University of Stirling, and the Cambridge DTEFLA. 

Research interests

My research interests include ESOL/English language policy, with a particular focus on the emancipatory potential of ESOL and its role in facilitating the social inclusion of migrants. I am also interested in English language teaching as a global profession, which involves exploring diverse areas such as translanguaging and multilingualism, curriculum/materials design, native speakerism, teacher education, the role of capitalism in English language teaching, and the decolonisation and internationalisation of higher education. 

Publications

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Jump to: 2024 | 2023 | 2022 | 2021 | 2020 | 2019 | 2017 | 2016 | 2015 | 2013
Number of items: 22.

2024

Brown, S. and Sheridan, M. (2024) 'It's like we've gone backwards': Perceptions of Scottish ESOL policy. Language Issues, 34(2), pp. 3-14.

Brown, S. (2024) Social justice and the language classroom: Reflection, action and transformation By Deniz Ortaçtepe. Hart Edinburgh University Press. ISBN 978–14744–9176‐1 (paperback, GBP 24.99); 978–14744‐ 9175‐4 (hardcover, GBP 90.00 printed to order); 978–14744–9178‐5 (Ebook [ePub] GBP 24.99); 978–14744–9177‐8 (Ebook [PDF] GBP 90.00). 242 pages. TESOL Journal, (doi: 10.1002/tesj.791)[Book Review]

Brown, S. (2024) The Profit Motive: Time to Problematise Capitalism in ELT? In: IATEFL 2023 56th International Conference, Harrogate, UK, 18-21 Apr 2023, pp. 216-218. ISBN 9781912588480

2023

Brown, S. and John, T. (2023) Facilitating the Transition of International Scholars towards PhD Study (Also, Lockdown!). Glasgow BALEAP Conference, 06-10 Apr 2021.

Brown, S. (2023) Enabling Compliance? Scottish ESOL and Comfort Radicalism. Language Learning and Migrant 'Integration': Perspectives from Scotland and England, 23 Mar 2023.

Brown, S. (2023) Global English and Political Economy: John P. O’Regan Routledge 2021, 272 pp. (inc. references and index), £34.99 (paperback) ISBN 978-1-138-81112-6. ELT Journal, 77(1), pp. 121-123. (doi: 10.1093/elt/ccac036)[Book Review]

Brown, S. and Nanguy, C. (2023) Do Global Coursebooks Promote Discriminatory Ideologies? In: IATEFL 55th International Conference & Exhibition, Belfast, UK, 17-20 May 2022, pp. 176-178. ISBN 9781912588435

2022

Brown, S. and John, T. (2022) Navigating no-man's land: facilitating the transition of international students to PhD study: a case of a Scottish university. In: Lock, D., Caputo, A., Hack-Polay, D. and Igwe, P. (eds.) Borderlands: The Internationalisation of Higher Education Teaching Practices. Springer: Cham, pp. 191-204. ISBN 9783031053382 (doi: 10.1007/978-3-031-05339-9_17)

2021

Brown, S. and Nanguy, C. (2021) Global ELT coursebooks and equalities legislation: a critical study. NYS TESOL Journal, 8(2), pp. 51-62.

Brown, S. (2021) The emancipation continuum: analysing the role of ESOL in the settlement of immigrants. British Journal of Sociology of Education, 42(5-6), pp. 864-880. (doi: 10.1080/01425692.2021.1908116)

Brown, S. (2021) Global Coursebooks and Equalities Legislation: A Fatal Mismatch? NATECLA Scotland Online Forum, 31 May 2021.

Brown, S. and Bicknell, R. (2021) Indoctrination, Empowerment or Emancipation? The Role of ELT in Global Society. In: 32nd IATEFL BESIG Annual Conference, Berlin, Germany, 11–13 October 2019, pp. 7-12. ISBN 9781912588350

2020

Brown, S. (2020) A new enlightenment: Scottish FE as a source of emancipation. In: Daley, M., Orr, K. and Petrie, J. (eds.) Caliban's Dance: FE after The Tempest. UCL Institute of Education Press: London. ISBN 9781858569246

Brown, S. and Petrie, J. (2020) Brokering Britain? Steve Brown and Joel Petrie review a crucial study. Post-16 Educator(100), pp. 17-18. [Book Review]

2019

Brown, S. (2019) What's so funny 'bout peace, love and understanding? The role of social justice in ELT. IATEFL TDSIG Newsletter,

Brown, S. (2019) ESOL, emancipation and “comfort radicalism”: perceptions of ESOL practitioners in the Scottish further education sector. In: Mishan, F. (ed.) ESOL Provision in the UK and Ireland: Challenges and Opportunities. Series: Language, migration and identity (2). Peter Lang: Bern, Switzerland, pp. 183-209. ISBN 9781788743730

Brown, S. (2019) Which side are you on? IATEFL in a messed-up world. IATEFL Voices(269), pp. 10-11.

Brown, S. (2019) Emancipation not Indoctrination: Critical pedagogy in ELT. Best and Brightest of English Language Teaching (BBELT 2019): Teaching What Counts, Mexico City, Mexico, 08-09 Feb 2019.

2017

Brown, S. (2017) Mixed messages (or how to undermine your own policy): ESOL provision in the Scottish FE sector. In: Daley, M., Orr, K. and Petrie, J. (eds.) The Principal: Power and Professionalism in FE. UCL Institute of Education Press, pp. 46-56. ISBN 9781858568447

2016

Brown, S. (2016) Language Input Through Project-Based Learning. In: 2015 International IATEFL Conference, Manchester, UK, 11-14 Apr 2015, pp. 51-53. ISBN 9781901095814

2015

Brown, S. (2015) Preflection: Preflection. In: 2014 International IATEFL Conference, Harrogate, UK, 02-05 Apr 2014, pp. 101-103. ISBN 9781901095647

2013

Brown, S. (2013) Let there be light! Modern English Teacher(85), pp. 18-20.

This list was generated on Tue May 21 08:46:56 2024 BST.
Number of items: 22.

Articles

Brown, S. and Sheridan, M. (2024) 'It's like we've gone backwards': Perceptions of Scottish ESOL policy. Language Issues, 34(2), pp. 3-14.

Brown, S. and Nanguy, C. (2021) Global ELT coursebooks and equalities legislation: a critical study. NYS TESOL Journal, 8(2), pp. 51-62.

Brown, S. (2021) The emancipation continuum: analysing the role of ESOL in the settlement of immigrants. British Journal of Sociology of Education, 42(5-6), pp. 864-880. (doi: 10.1080/01425692.2021.1908116)

Brown, S. (2019) What's so funny 'bout peace, love and understanding? The role of social justice in ELT. IATEFL TDSIG Newsletter,

Brown, S. (2019) Which side are you on? IATEFL in a messed-up world. IATEFL Voices(269), pp. 10-11.

Brown, S. (2013) Let there be light! Modern English Teacher(85), pp. 18-20.

Book Sections

Brown, S. and John, T. (2022) Navigating no-man's land: facilitating the transition of international students to PhD study: a case of a Scottish university. In: Lock, D., Caputo, A., Hack-Polay, D. and Igwe, P. (eds.) Borderlands: The Internationalisation of Higher Education Teaching Practices. Springer: Cham, pp. 191-204. ISBN 9783031053382 (doi: 10.1007/978-3-031-05339-9_17)

Brown, S. (2020) A new enlightenment: Scottish FE as a source of emancipation. In: Daley, M., Orr, K. and Petrie, J. (eds.) Caliban's Dance: FE after The Tempest. UCL Institute of Education Press: London. ISBN 9781858569246

Brown, S. (2019) ESOL, emancipation and “comfort radicalism”: perceptions of ESOL practitioners in the Scottish further education sector. In: Mishan, F. (ed.) ESOL Provision in the UK and Ireland: Challenges and Opportunities. Series: Language, migration and identity (2). Peter Lang: Bern, Switzerland, pp. 183-209. ISBN 9781788743730

Brown, S. (2017) Mixed messages (or how to undermine your own policy): ESOL provision in the Scottish FE sector. In: Daley, M., Orr, K. and Petrie, J. (eds.) The Principal: Power and Professionalism in FE. UCL Institute of Education Press, pp. 46-56. ISBN 9781858568447

Book Reviews

Brown, S. (2024) Social justice and the language classroom: Reflection, action and transformation By Deniz Ortaçtepe. Hart Edinburgh University Press. ISBN 978–14744–9176‐1 (paperback, GBP 24.99); 978–14744‐ 9175‐4 (hardcover, GBP 90.00 printed to order); 978–14744–9178‐5 (Ebook [ePub] GBP 24.99); 978–14744–9177‐8 (Ebook [PDF] GBP 90.00). 242 pages. TESOL Journal, (doi: 10.1002/tesj.791)[Book Review]

Brown, S. (2023) Global English and Political Economy: John P. O’Regan Routledge 2021, 272 pp. (inc. references and index), £34.99 (paperback) ISBN 978-1-138-81112-6. ELT Journal, 77(1), pp. 121-123. (doi: 10.1093/elt/ccac036)[Book Review]

Brown, S. and Petrie, J. (2020) Brokering Britain? Steve Brown and Joel Petrie review a crucial study. Post-16 Educator(100), pp. 17-18. [Book Review]

Conference or Workshop Item

Brown, S. and John, T. (2023) Facilitating the Transition of International Scholars towards PhD Study (Also, Lockdown!). Glasgow BALEAP Conference, 06-10 Apr 2021.

Brown, S. (2023) Enabling Compliance? Scottish ESOL and Comfort Radicalism. Language Learning and Migrant 'Integration': Perspectives from Scotland and England, 23 Mar 2023.

Brown, S. (2021) Global Coursebooks and Equalities Legislation: A Fatal Mismatch? NATECLA Scotland Online Forum, 31 May 2021.

Brown, S. (2019) Emancipation not Indoctrination: Critical pedagogy in ELT. Best and Brightest of English Language Teaching (BBELT 2019): Teaching What Counts, Mexico City, Mexico, 08-09 Feb 2019.

Conference Proceedings

Brown, S. (2024) The Profit Motive: Time to Problematise Capitalism in ELT? In: IATEFL 2023 56th International Conference, Harrogate, UK, 18-21 Apr 2023, pp. 216-218. ISBN 9781912588480

Brown, S. and Nanguy, C. (2023) Do Global Coursebooks Promote Discriminatory Ideologies? In: IATEFL 55th International Conference & Exhibition, Belfast, UK, 17-20 May 2022, pp. 176-178. ISBN 9781912588435

Brown, S. and Bicknell, R. (2021) Indoctrination, Empowerment or Emancipation? The Role of ELT in Global Society. In: 32nd IATEFL BESIG Annual Conference, Berlin, Germany, 11–13 October 2019, pp. 7-12. ISBN 9781912588350

Brown, S. (2016) Language Input Through Project-Based Learning. In: 2015 International IATEFL Conference, Manchester, UK, 11-14 Apr 2015, pp. 51-53. ISBN 9781901095814

Brown, S. (2015) Preflection: Preflection. In: 2014 International IATEFL Conference, Harrogate, UK, 02-05 Apr 2014, pp. 101-103. ISBN 9781901095647

This list was generated on Tue May 21 08:46:56 2024 BST.

Supervision

Current PhD projects:

Roumaissa Mabrouk: Exploring the experiences of Algerian English as a foreign language (EFL) middle-school teachers in teaching students with ADHD: an interpretative phenomenological analysis. 

Sarra Hocini: University teachers' perceptions of critical thinking in Algerian EFL classes: an interpretative analysis. 

Jing Liu: An exploration of the role of online education in developing oral English skills to facilitate the transnational educational experiences of Chinese students progressing to university study in the UK. 

Professional activities & recognition

Selected international presentations

  • 2019: British Council Mexico Best of British ELT Conference (Keynote Speaker) (Mexico City, Mexico)
  • 2019: IATEFL Business English/Global Issues SIG International Conference (Keynote Speaker) (Berlin, Germany)