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The University of Southampton
Languages, Cultures and Linguistics Part of Humanities

Ms Julie Watson BA, MA, PGCE, SFHEA

Emeritus Fellow

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Ms Julie Watson is a Principal Teaching Fellow in eLearning/Head of eLanguages in Modern Languages and Linguistics at the University of Southampton.

Before joining the University of Southampton in 1992, Julie Watson taught EFL and ESP in Italy, Sweden, Japan and the UK. She has also been involved in teacher training and student counselling, and directed and taught on a range of EAP courses in the Centre for Language Study at the University of Southampton between 1992 and 2003.

Research interests

Her research interests include the use of new technologies for language learning, pedagogical issues, instructional design and online learning.

Research group


Affiliate research group

Modern Languages eLearning Group

She is Principal Teaching Fellow in eLearning in Modern Languages and Linguistics and leads eLanguages, a small pedagogic research and development team, which produces online courses and resource sets in EAP and related areas.

She designed and led the development of the international Prepare for Success website ; a Masters Programme in English Language Teaching: Online; an online pre-sessional course and the commercial EAP and Study Skills Toolkits.  For further details visit the elanguage website .

Her main research interests are learning design, the implementation of new technologies in language learning, and online tutoring.  She also co-ordinates the work of e-materials developers on collaborative projects and delivers e-developer and online tutor training programmes.

She is part of  the supervisory team for a number of post-graduate students conducting research into the use of new technologies in language learning.

Ms Julie Watson
Building 65 Faculty of Arts and Humanities University of Southampton Avenue Campus Highfield Southampton SO17 1BF United Kingdom

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