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Ms Karla de Lima Guedes

Senior Teaching Fellow

Research interests

  • EAP and second language pedagogy
  • The role of linguistics and intercultural communication in ESL
  • Second language classroom learning and assessment

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Profile photo 
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Job title 
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Research interests (for researchers only) 
Add up to 5 research interests. The first 3 will appear in your staff profile next to your name. The full list will appear on your research page. Keep these brief and focus on the keywords people may use when searching for your work. Use a different line for each one.

In Pure (opens in a new tab), select ‘Edit profile’. Under the heading 'Curriculum and research description', select 'Add profile information'. In the dropdown menu, select 'Research interests: use separate lines'.

Contact details 
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I am a Senior Teaching Fellow in the Academic Centre for International Students (ACIS), part of the Faculty of Arts and Humanities at the University of Southampton.

I have been involved with teaching English as a Second Language (ESL) since 2002 and English for Academic Purposes (EAP) since 2010. I received my bachelor's degree from the University of Leeds in Linguistics and Phonetics and RSA Cambridge CELTA from the Leeds Beckett University. I also hold an MA in Applied Linguistics for Language Teaching and MSc in Web Science, both from the University of Southampton.

I am currently undertaking a Ph.D. in the Web Science Institute and School of Education at the University of Southampton, and my research focuses on the attitudes towards, beliefs, and experiences of using online learning technologies and methodologies in second language education. I am also the convenor of the Southampton Postgraduate E-learning Group (PEGasus).

Professional Memberships

BALEAP: British Association of Lecturers in English for Academic Purposes

AULC: Association of University Language Centres

EUROCALL: European Association of Computer Assisted Language Learning

IATEFL: International Association of Teachers of English as a Foreign Language

You can update this in Pure (opens in a new tab). Select ‘Edit profile’. Under the heading and then ‘Curriculum and research description’, select ‘Add profile information’. In the dropdown menu, select - ‘About’.

Write about yourself in the third person. Aim for 100 to 150 words covering the main points about who you are and what you currently do. Clear, simple language is best. You can include specialist or technical terms.

You’ll be able to add details about your research, publications, career and academic history to other sections of your staff profile.