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Mrs Susan Barwick

Job: Interim Director of the Centre for English Language Learning

Faculty: Arts, Design and Humanities

School/department: School of Humanities

Address: De Montfort University, The Gateway, Leicester, UK, LE1 9BH

T: +44 (0)116 250 6312




Personal profile

  • Interim Director of CELL – running CELL and co-ordinating all English Language programmes
  • Programme Leader for In-Sessional Programmes
  • Module Leader for TEFL5002 Applied Linguistics for MA in English Language Teaching
  • Module Leader for TEFL 5007 Teaching Practice
  • Module Leader for TEFL5003 Teaching Phonetics and Phonology
  • PhD Supervisor for 4 students
  • Module Leader for English for Academic Research Purposes class providing English Language training to current PhD students
  • Test Leader for the DATE Test providing assessment of English Language levels for potential students of CELL and DMU

Research interests/expertise

  • Phonetics and Phonology and implications for teaching
  • Psycholinguistics
  • Second Language Acquisition
  • Discourse Analysis
  • Conversational Analysis
  • Teaching Methodology

Areas of teaching

  • Psycholinguistics
  • Second Language Acquisition
  • Discourse Analysis
  • Conversational Analysis
  • Phonetics and phonology


  • MA in ELT from University of Reading
  • MA in Literae Humaniores from Oxford University
  • DELTA from University of Cambridge
  • CELTA from University of Cambridge

Courses taught

Membership of professional associations and societies

  • IATEFL (International Association for Teachers of English as a Foreign Language) since 1990
  • BALEAP (British Assoc1ation for Lecturers in English for Academic Purposes) since 2002

Consultancy work

CELL has an excellent track record of working on income generating courses and providing bespoke English language courses for clients e.g. Agusta Westland – RAF project training over 180 helicopter pilots and technicians. We can carry out a needs assessment for the target areas and devise and deliver a bespoke course for companies and institutions at home and abroad.


Current research students

  • First supervisor for Laila Alammar with PhD thesis on Quality and Efficiency in Saudi Teacher Training Courses.
  • First supervisor to Osman Osman with PhD thesis on Developing Materials for Teaching Language Learning Strategies in Oman
  • Second supervisor for Mohamed Abushafa with PhD thesis on Developing Teacher Training for English Teachers in Libya
  • Second supervisor to Lingping Lu with PhD thesis on English Language teaching in China