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I am a member of the Language and Educational Practices (LEP) research cluster within the Department of Education. I have worked in the field of international language education and intercultural communication for over 30 years, having been a language teacher, teacher educator, lecturer, translator, researcher and curriculum consultant in several countries of East Asia and Europe. For several years I was involved in British Council and DfID funded curriculum development projects in China and Indonesia, from which I developed a continuing interest in language education and intercultural communication in the Asia Pacific region. In recent years I have also been increasingly interested in language education in Latin America.
I joined the University of Bath in 2003. I am currently Marketing Coordinator for the Dept of Education and convenor of the Language, Culture and Education unit (ED60279) of the EdD programme. Other positions I have held include Leader of the Language and Educational Practices Research Cluster (2013-2018), Director of Studies of the MA TESOL (2007-2015), Director and Course Designer of the MA in English as a Medium of Instruction (MA EMI), Director of the Postgraduate International Summer School (2003-2005) and Acting Director of Studies of the MA in Education (2011).
My recent research projects and publications have focused on language and identity (including the critique of ‘the East Asian learner’ stereotype); the branding and marketization of English as an International Language; and intercultural communication and learning. I supervise in these and a range of other language-related areas.
I am a fervent advocate of multilingualism and use several languages in my personal and professional life.
Willing to supervise doctoral students
I am particularly interested in supervising research in the following subject areas:
Intercultural communication and learning
Language, culture and identity
English as a Medium of Instruction (EMI)
The cultural politics of TESOL
I am particularly keen to supervise studies involving the following research methodologies:
Critical and multimodal discourse analysis
Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals
In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):
PhD Language Studies, Doctor of Philosophy, University of Kent
1 Apr 1996 → 1 Jan 2001
Award Date: 1 Jan 2001
Master of Education, University of Leeds
1 Sep 1988 → 30 Sep 1989
Award Date: 1 Jan 1989
Cambridge Cert TEFL 1986
Award Date: 1 Aug 1986
BA , Bachelor of Arts, University of Hull
1 Sep 1981 → 1 Jul 1985
Award Date: 1 Jul 1985
External examiner, MA TESOL Pre-service Programme, University College London
1 Oct 2018 → 30 Sep 2022
External Examiner, UG General Modular Scheme, Canterbury Christ Church University
1 Sep 2013 → 30 Sep 2017
External Examiner, BA English Language and Communication, Canterbury Christ Church University
1 Sep 2012 → 30 Sep 2016
External Examiner, MEd TESOL, University of Exeter
1 Oct 2008 → 30 Sep 2012
- L Education (General)
- Intercultural communication
- Applied Linguistics
- discourse analysis
- Second language teacher education
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Taking turns: encouraging mutual engagement between International and Home students in seminars
Grimshaw, T., Skidmore, D. & Murakami, K.
Project: Research council
Pedagogies for promoting transcultural competence: A critical review of four taught master’s programmes at the University of Bath
Dunworth, K., Sanchez, S., Grimshaw, T., Iwaniec, J. & Mckinley, J.
1/09/15 → 31/01/17
Project: Research-related funding
Chinese learners’ perceptions and constructions of British academic culture
Grimshaw, T. & Wang, M.
1/04/06 → 1/09/07
Project: Research council
V-Resort: Virtual Resources for Online Research Training
Grimshaw, T. & Joyes, G.
1/09/04 → 1/09/08
Project: Research council
International Student Education in Tertiary Settings: Interrogating Programs and Processes in Diverse ContextsGrimshaw, T. (ed.), Zhang, Z. (ed.) & Shi, X. (ed.), 1 Jan 2021, 1 ed. Abingdon: Routledge. 232 p.
Research output: Book/Report › Book
Language and the development of intercultural competence in an ‘internationalised’ university: Staff and student perspectivesDunworth, K., Grimshaw, T., Iwaniec, J. & Mckinley, J., 31 Dec 2021, In: Teaching in Higher Education. 26, 6, p. 790-805
Research output: Contribution to journal › Article › peer-reviewOpen AccessFile1 Citation (SciVal)24 Downloads (Pure)
Stimulated recallSanchez, H. & Grimshaw, T., 2020, The Routledge Handbook of Research Methods in Applied Linguistics. Rose, H. & McKinley, J. (eds.). Routledge, p. 312-323 12 p.
Research output: Chapter or section in a book/report/conference proceeding › Chapter or section
Developing intercultural competence in a ‘comfortable’ third space: postgraduate studies in the UKMcKinley, J., Dunworth, K., Grimshaw, T. & Iwaniec, J., 2 Jan 2019, In: Language and Intercultural Communication. 19, 1, p. 9-22 14 p.
Research output: Contribution to journal › Article › peer-reviewOpen AccessFile5 Citations (SciVal)51 Downloads (Pure)
Negotiating within the middle culture: Intercultural competences in postgraduate studies in the UKMckinley, J., Dunworth, K., Grimshaw, T. & Iwaniec, J., 25 Nov 2018, (Acceptance date) In: Language and Intercultural Communication.
Research output: Contribution to journal › Article › peer-review