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Clare Wardman is a Lecturer in the Centre for
English Language and Linguistics and teaches on the English
Language and Linguistics BA and the MA in Applied Linguistics:
TESOL programmes. She is a member of the Languages and Identities
in InterAction Research Unit within CELL and a Fellow of the Higher
She is also an a EFL tutor and has a wide
range of experience teaching English, including English for
Academic Purposes on pre-sessional (YSJ, Durham and Edinburgh
universities) and International Foundation programmes (YSJ),
Business English (York Associates), General English, and ES(O)L.
Clare has also worked in the private sector for an independent tour
operator, managing tour leaders, and providing multilingual
operational support across Europe.
Her doctoral research (at the University of
York) deals with teachers’ experiences and perceptions of working
with children who speak English as an Additional Language in
northern UK primary schools, especially focusing on the use (or,
more often, lack of use) of home languages in schools.
Her other research interests include
educational and applied linguistics more broadly; innovative
pedagogical practice in TEFL and Higher Education, including
feedback to and from students, and the use of music in the
classroom; awareness of and competence in English as a Lingua
Franca; and motivation for learning foreign languages.