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Miss Mary Page MSc, RSA Dip, DELTA Dip

Senior Teaching Fellow

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I am a Senior Teaching Fellow in the Academic Centre for International Students, part of the Faculty of Humanities at the University of Southampton.


My English Language teaching, teacher training and management experience goes back over 40 years, of which the last 15 or so have been at the University of Southampton. I have taught English Language to students between the ages of 7 and 92 and from a huge range of backgrounds, and run teacher training programmes in countries such as Thailand and Brazil.

Since joining the University of Southampton in 2002 I have taught on most programmes and modules that the English Language Section (now the International Centre) has offered. This also includes directing Pre-sessional Course A for many years, developing the IELTS Centre, and organising CPD activities.

At various times in the past I have been an examiner for IELTS and other examinations in the Cambridge Suite.

Currently I am an External Examiner for the University of Sheffield’s English Language programmes.

My main commitment now is to develop our English Medium Instruction options for academics within our own university and globally, and in June 2016 I organised a Professional Interests Meeting for the British Association of Lecturers in English for Academic Purposes on the subject of EMI and closely related issues. (Recordings and presentations from this event can be found on the BALEAP website

In addition I am a representative for the IC and a member of the Think Tank team in the RAP (Researching Assessment Practices) team, an interdisciplinary research initiative open to all colleagues across the University wishing to develop their assessment and feedback practice using a research-informed approach.

I am an individual member of BALEAP (British Association of Lecturers in English for Academic Purposes) and BAAL (British Association for Applied Linguistics).


Research interests


My research interests lie within the field of English as a Lingua Franca (ELF) and I am proud to be a founder member of the Centre for Global Englishes.

At present my research is into English Medium Instruction, with particular focus on the language-related professional experiences of non-native English speaking academics in a UK university, which is also the topic of my part-time PhD studies (supervisor: Professor Jennifer Jenkins).



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Modern Languages eLearning Group

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Recent Publications

Page, M. and Winstanley, C. 2009. Writing Essays for Dummies. Chichester: Wiley.

Slesarenko, I., Page, M., Frantcuzskaia, E. and Golubeva, V. 2015. Teaching special disciplines through the medium of English course for professional competences development of university teachers. Available at:

Slesarenko, I., Page, M., Frantcuzskaia, E. and Golubeva, V. 2016. The implementation of international educational programmes as a condition for developing polylingual educational background. Available at:

Slesarenko, I., Zabrodina, I., Netesova, M. and Page, M. 2016. Blended learning in training courses for university content teachers. Available at:


Conference presentation

(Forthcoming) “English Medium Instruction (EMI): why EAP practitioners should engage”: BALEAP Biennial April 2017 to be held at the University of Bristol.

I teach on LING3005 Theory and Practice of Language Teaching and LING2007 Teaching English as a Foreign Language.

The main focus of my work at the moment is to design, develop and deliver bespoke courses for International Academics who wish to teach through the medium of English. I have co-ordinated such courses for Tomsk Polytechnic University (Russia), UAEM Toluca (Mexico), the University of Aarhus (Denmark), Malmö University (Sweden), and EMN (France), amongst others.

Currently, with Kate Borthwick and Rob Baird, we are developing a MOOC (Massive Open Online Course) on the FutureLearn platform, which aims to introduce English Medium Instruction to a wider audience.

Miss Mary Page
Room 2191
Avenue Campus

Room Number: 65/2169

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