The University of Southampton
Centre for Global Englishes

Postgraduate Research and Teaching

Postgraduate Research and Teaching

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We have a very active postgraduate research community within the centre consisting of PhD and MA students. The centre offers a supportive and exciting environment for postgraduate research in many aspects of global Englishes.

Research active staff members in the centre are able to supervise doctoral students in the appropriate areas of global Englishes. The centre also offers a taught MA programme in Global Englishes. Modern Languages offers a number of MA pathways in Applied Linguistics and ELT.

Modern Languages MPhil/PhD Research Programmes

MA Global Englishes

A Masters in Global Englishes unlocks the mysteries behind the English language and enables you to both teach and study it to a higher level. This programme will address key issues in Global Englishes including; English as a Lingua Franca, World Englishes, the role of English in education globally, English language policy and practice, intercultural communication and intercultural pragmatics. The programme will be taught by members of staff from the world leading research Centre for Global Englishes.

CGE graduates

Students who have studied in CGE go on to take up a range of interesting and varied teaching and research posts. Below some students who recently completed their doctoral studies in CGE explain what they are doing now.

 

Nicola Galloway is a lecturer in education (TESOL) at The University of Edinburgh, where she teaches on the masters of TESOL program. She has a PhD from the University of Southampton, and her doctoral dissertation examined attitudes toward English and English language teaching in relation to English as a Lingua Franca in the Japanese university context. She is co-author of the upcoming book Introducing Global Englishes, published by Routledge. She also has several papers on Global Englishes out for review and continues to attend, and present at, conferences in the field. Nicola also organises the Edinburgh Applied Language Seminars (EALS) at The University of Edinburgh, and is hosting a Global Englishes event on May 16th, where Professor Jennifer Jenkins and Professor Constant Leung will give presentations. She has also designed a course on Global Englishes for Language Teaching, which is due to commence in January, 2014 and also has a chapter on Global Englishes coming out in Joan Cutting's book, Understanding Language in TESOL (Edinburgh Textbooks in TESOL), in 2013. She also misses being a student in Southampton and would like to wish her colleagues the best of luck with their studies.

Ying Wang is Lecturer Global Englishes in the department of Modern Languages, University of Southampton. After her completion of the PhD project at the University of Southampton in 2012 on the subject of Chinese ELF users’ perceptions of their English in intercultural context, she worked as a lecturer teaching undergraduate courses in English reading and writing as well as postgraduate courses in sociolinguistics and applied linguistics at China Three Gorges University. She was a founding member of the Centre for Global Englishes and a founding co-editor of the Centre for Global Englishes working papers Englishes in Practice. Currently she works on the editorial board. She is designing a new module for the MA Global Englishes with the focus on language ideologies, which is to be run in February 2016. She is also convening a core module on this MA programme, with the aim to promote student awareness of global Englishes and student understanding of issues pertaining to global Englishes and English as a lingua franca. She enjoyed being a research student at the University of Southampton, where she was turned into an active researcher. She is now writing a monograph based on her PhD research project and supervising a few PhD student projects from a global Englishes/ELF perspective on linguistic realities and language ideologies in various contexts. 

Hsiuya Lee is working in the Centre for Language and Culture, Kaohsiung Medical University, southern Taiwan. She is teaching English to undergraduates. She finished her study in 2012 and her PhD thesis investigated Taiwanese people’s attitudes towards English as a Lingua Franca. She was co-editor of the first edition of the Centre for Global Englishes working papers 'Englishes in Practice'. She really misses her life in Southampton and hopes you all enjoy your life and study there.

 

 

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