Dr Carole Macdiarmid

  • EAP Manager (Teacher Development) (English for Academic Study Unit)

telephone: 01413307161
email: Carole.MacDiarmid@glasgow.ac.uk

Research interests

  • English for Academic Purposes (EAP)
  • Teacher Development & EAP Teacher Competencies
  • Spoken Academic Discourse
  • Text and Discourse Analysis
  • Corpus Linguistics
  • Teaching of English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESoL) Methodology 


I am particularly interested in academic language use and in how our understanding of linguistic features can be applied to materials design, both for EAP language learners and for EAP tutor development courses.


Grants

 University of Glasgow Learning & Teaching Development fund

University of Glasgow Blended and Online Development (BOLD) project

  • To convert the TESOL masters Teaching EAP option course to online format as part of the University’s online BOLD initiative;  £6,622.94; 2015 (TEAP online course)

Supervision

MEd & MSc TESOL Dissertation supervisor

I am available to co-supervise postgraduate PhD students in the areas of: 

  • English for academic purposes (teaching, teacher competencies, academic discourse)
  • Course and Materials Design
  • TESOL methodology
  • Teacher Development in TESOL

Teaching

  • EAP Manager (Teacher Development)
  • MSc & MEd TESOL Co-Programme Leader
  • Course Convener & Lecturer:
  • Lecturer:
    • Descriptions of Language and Applications - Discourse Analysis (MEd & MSc TESOL)
  • MEd & MSc TESOL Dissertation supervisor
  • PhD supervisor
  • Culture & English Language Teaching (for English Language and Linguistics) 
  • Academic English for Lecturers
  • Pre-sessional EAP tutor

Additional Information

Academic qualifications & Awards

  • PhD. English Language (University of Glasgow), July 2017.

Thesis Title:  Interaction and engagement in problem-based learning sessions: a corpus-based analysis.  

  • MSc in Teaching English for Specific Purposes, Aston University 
  • Post-graduate Certificate in British Cultural Studies, University of Warwick.
  • Cambridge/RSA DTEFLA, International School, Istanbul.
  • Cambridge/RSA CTEFLA, International House, Hastings.
  • MA (Hons) in Politics and Social and Economic History (Joint Honours), University of Edinburgh

Academic Roles & Responsibilities

Internal (University of Glasgow)

  • Elected Member of Senate
  • Postgraduate Taught Committee (School of Education)
  • Postgraduate Committee (School of Modern Language and Cultures )
  • Subject Moderator & member of Joint Academic Management Board for English and Study Skills components  of foundation programmes, Kaplan, Glasgow International College, since 2013

External

  • ELT Representative, University Council of Modern Languages (UCML)
  • Assessor & committee member for the BALEAP Accreditation Scheme
  • External Examiner,  University College London, UG Preparatory Certificate
  • External Examiner,  University of Oxford, Undergraduate Advanced Diploma in British and European Studies
  • External Examiner, Pre-sessional Law courses  and summer Pre-sessional:  King College London, 2011-2014
  • External Examiner, Foundation Business and Engineering modules, INTO at Glasgow Caledonian University , 2009-2011  

Previous roles:

  • Member of BALEAP Teaching English for Academic Purposes working party (during portfolio design) 
  • External Examiner, Pre-sessional Law courses  and summer Pre-sessional:  King College London, 2011-2014
  • External Examiner, Foundation Business and Engineering modules, INTO at Glasgow Caledonian University , 2009-2011
  • Cambridge ESOL CELTA Tutor and Assessor & DELTA tutor; Cambridge ESOL Main Suite oral examiner; IELTS  examiner

 Conferences & Resources (since 2000)

  • ‘I was interested to see you'd…’: Tasks that engage learners on an online course. Talk at Learning & Teaching Conference, University of Glasgow, March 2018.
  • I don’t know I mean ….stance bundles in student discussions. Talk at the University of St. Andrews EAP conference, February 2018.
  • Keywords and academic disciplines: what can keyword analysis tell us about medical genetics and problem-based learning? Short talk at a Corpus Linguistics in Scotland event: Corpus linguistics and cross-disciplinarity, University of Glasgow, December 2017.
  • TEAP Online. Talk at a BOLD (the Blended and Online Learning Development ) Showcase Event: Transitions into Blended and Online Learning, University of Glasgow, May 2017 (with Anna Rolinska).
  • Reflecting the academy in EAP course designTalk at BALEAP Accreditation Scheme Event- Syllabus DesignSheffield Hallam, May 2017.
  • Exploring spoken academic discourse. Workshop at Understanding Languages across transnational spaces conference, Kazan Federal University, Russia, May 2016.
  • Types of talk in problem-based learning sessions. Short talk, University of Glasgow TESOL conference, April 2016.
  • EAP course design. Key-note at Understanding Languages across transnational spaces conference, Kazan Federal University, Russia, May 2016.
  • Summative assessment and the pre-sessional. Workshop presented at the University of St. Andrews EAP conference, February 2015.
  • CPD: encouraging teacher innovation and exploration. Paper presented at the University of St. Andrews EAP conference, March 2014.
  • Investigating student-centred academic discourse (problem based learning sessions in medical genetics). Work in progress paper, TESOL Seminar series, University of Glasgow, May 2015.
  • Investigating student-centred academic discourse (lexical bundles in PBLs). Work in progress paper, SMLC Seminar series, University of Glasgow, February 2014.
  • Investigating student-centred academic discourse ( exchange patterns and personal pronoun use in PBLs). Paper presented at BALEAP conference, University of Nottingham, 2013.
  • Competently brought to life. Workshop presented at BALEAP conference, University of Nottingham, 2013 (with Steve Kirk, Louis Rogers, and Anne Pallant).
  • Integrating projects into a year-round pre-sessional: practice and perceptions. Paper presented at IATEFL Glasgow, 2012 and in T. Pattison (ed.) IATEFL 2012 Glasgow Conference Selections (with Rachel Elmslie).
  • Opening Doors: Pre-arrival Teacher Induction Introducing EAP & TEAP via a VLE. Paper at   IATEFL ESP/ EAP SIG EVENTEAP in university settings: teacher and learner competencies.  Paper presented at  Bilkent University, Turkey, June 2010.
  • The TEAP Framework in Pre-arrival  Induction.   Presentation at BALEAP Professional Development Day, Southbank University, May 2010.
  • Learning to Use the Learning Object Creator (LOC). Co-presenter on LOC pilot at E-learning Symposium, University of Southampton, January 2008 (with David Donnarumma).
  • Inter-cultural Communicative Competence.  Paper presented at  IATEFL SIG Conference, Istanbul, 2002.
  •  Lexical Phrases and Collocations- adapting materials. Paper presented at  IATEFL, York 2002.
  • Teaching Collocations and Lexical Phrases. Paper at A Fresh Look at Grammar and Vocabulary: A Quest for Alternative Teaching Approaches?, 7th International Bilkent University School of English Language Teaching ELT Conference (BUSEL). January 2002.
  • Academic Writing- designing and using a web site as a tool for an academic writing research project. Paper at  Koc Cybertools, Istanbul, 2001.
  • Goal Setting and Learner Strategies. Paper at  Teachers Develop Teachers Research (TDTR) , Middle Eastern Technical University, Ankara, September 2001.
  • Collocations. Paper presented at  Creativity within Constraints, Isik University ELT Conference, Istanbul, 2001
  • Reflective practice- a tool for self-development.  Paper at  Global Problems, Local Solutions,  Isik University, ELT Conference.  Istanbul, May 2000. 

Publications

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2012

MacDiarmid, C. and Elmslie, R. (2012) Integrating Projects Into a Year-round Pre-sessional: Practice and Perceptions. In: 46th International IATEFL Conference: IATEFL 2012, Glasgow, UK, 19-23 March 2012, ISBN 9781901095425

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Conference Proceedings

MacDiarmid, C. and Elmslie, R. (2012) Integrating Projects Into a Year-round Pre-sessional: Practice and Perceptions. In: 46th International IATEFL Conference: IATEFL 2012, Glasgow, UK, 19-23 March 2012, ISBN 9781901095425

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