Mr Neil Allison

  • Lecturer (English for Academic Study Unit)

telephone: 0141 330 6442
email: Neil.Allison@glasgow.ac.uk

Room 112A, Language Centre, Hetherington Building, Glasgow, G12 8RS

ORCID iDhttps://orcid.org/0000-0003-4351-5998

Biography

I graduated in Law at Strathclyde University and was then in legal practice for 4 years and subsequently two years working for a well-known legal publisher. I began teaching English as a foreign language in 2002 in Spain and then Ukraine, and from 2005 to 2009 worked extensively with the Beirut Bar Association, Lebanon teaching English for lawyers. I kept my legal knowledge up-to-date on returning to Scotland by working for the Citizens' Advice Bureau from 2010 to 2013 and from 2019 as a case worker for UCU. I am the UCU area rep for College of Arts. 

Since 2010 I have worked at EAS (English for Academic Study) in Glasgow University. I specialise in academic skills courses for law students such as legal research, legal reading, legal writing. Please contact me for any queries related to skills support for law students. 

 

Research interests

  • English for Specific Academic Purposes (ESAP) - Law

  • Text and Discourse Analysis, particularly legal analysis and legal ontology

  • Cognitive Linguistics, Cognitive Architecture, Schema theory

 

Publications

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Number of items: 9.

2020

Allison, N. G. (2020) Students’ attention in class: patterns, perceptions of cause and a tool for measuring classroom quality of life. Journal of Perspectives in Applied Academic Practice, 8(2), pp. 58-71. (doi: 10.14297/jpaap.v8i2.427)

Allison, N. (2020) Impediments to the adoption of subject specific reading strategies in EAP – exploratory practice with Hohfeld’s Jural Relations. Language Scholar, 8, pp. 21-47.

Allison, N. and Hudson, J. (2020) Integrating and Sustaining Directed and Self-Directed Learning Through MS Teams and OneNote: Using Microsoft Teams and OneNote to Facilitate Communication, Assignments, and Portfolio Management. BALEAP TEL SIG Webinar, 03 Jun 2020.

2019

Allison, N. (2019) Legal Rules and Legal Relations: Analysing, Improving Clarity of Thinking, and Paraphrasing. Language and Law – Traditions, Trends and Perspectives, Bialystok, Poland, 5-6 June 2019.

2017

Allison, N. (2017) Accessing the Schema of your Students and the Subject Specialists (Arts, Humanities, Social Sciences). Addressing the State of the Union: Working Together = Learning Together, Bristol, UK, 7-9 Apr 2017.

Allison, N. (2017) Phronesis in the Classroom, Or, Experimenting on Students: Experimenting as an End in Itself. Go with the Flow: Coherence and Cohesion in EAP Discourse, St Andrews, UK, Feb 2017.

2016

Allison, N. (2016) Language Acquisition - vocabulary and memory. Còmhla: Gaelic Conference for Adult Learners, Glasgow, UK, 12 November 2016.

Allison, N. (2016) Grasping Conceptual Structures in Social Sciences and Teaching Technical Vocabulary. Finding the Balance: Language and Content in EAP, St Andrews, UK, 27 Feb 2016.

2011

Allison, N. and Poberezhna, O. (2011) Dogme Teaching - А Humanistic Task Based Approach to Learning. In: Proceedings of the IV International Scientific and Practical Conference (2011), Odessa, Ukraine, 8-12 Sept 2011, pp. 218-222.

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Number of items: 9.

Articles

Allison, N. G. (2020) Students’ attention in class: patterns, perceptions of cause and a tool for measuring classroom quality of life. Journal of Perspectives in Applied Academic Practice, 8(2), pp. 58-71. (doi: 10.14297/jpaap.v8i2.427)

Allison, N. (2020) Impediments to the adoption of subject specific reading strategies in EAP – exploratory practice with Hohfeld’s Jural Relations. Language Scholar, 8, pp. 21-47.

Conference or Workshop Item

Allison, N. and Hudson, J. (2020) Integrating and Sustaining Directed and Self-Directed Learning Through MS Teams and OneNote: Using Microsoft Teams and OneNote to Facilitate Communication, Assignments, and Portfolio Management. BALEAP TEL SIG Webinar, 03 Jun 2020.

Allison, N. (2019) Legal Rules and Legal Relations: Analysing, Improving Clarity of Thinking, and Paraphrasing. Language and Law – Traditions, Trends and Perspectives, Bialystok, Poland, 5-6 June 2019.

Allison, N. (2017) Accessing the Schema of your Students and the Subject Specialists (Arts, Humanities, Social Sciences). Addressing the State of the Union: Working Together = Learning Together, Bristol, UK, 7-9 Apr 2017.

Allison, N. (2017) Phronesis in the Classroom, Or, Experimenting on Students: Experimenting as an End in Itself. Go with the Flow: Coherence and Cohesion in EAP Discourse, St Andrews, UK, Feb 2017.

Allison, N. (2016) Language Acquisition - vocabulary and memory. Còmhla: Gaelic Conference for Adult Learners, Glasgow, UK, 12 November 2016.

Allison, N. (2016) Grasping Conceptual Structures in Social Sciences and Teaching Technical Vocabulary. Finding the Balance: Language and Content in EAP, St Andrews, UK, 27 Feb 2016.

Conference Proceedings

Allison, N. and Poberezhna, O. (2011) Dogme Teaching - А Humanistic Task Based Approach to Learning. In: Proceedings of the IV International Scientific and Practical Conference (2011), Odessa, Ukraine, 8-12 Sept 2011, pp. 218-222.

This list was generated on Fri Dec 3 03:16:13 2021 GMT.

Teaching

  • Pre-sessional EAP teacher
  • In-sessional EAP for law teacher
  • Course convenor in-sessional and pre-sessional

 

 

Additional information

Qualifications

  • LLB (Hons) Strathclyde University
  • DipLP
  • MSc Information Science
  • DELTA - English Language Teaching Professional Diploma

 

Other Skills, Experience, Interests

  • 3 years' pro bono legal advice via CAB
  • 4 years in legal practice
  • Trust and Companies legal secretarial and administration studies and qualifications including ICSA
  • 3 years teaching pre-Masters' law
  • former IELTS examiner trainer
  • former Cambridge Examiner: CAE and FCE