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Dr Christopher Tribble

Visiting Lecturer in Applied Linguistics

Contact information:

Address: 122 Queen Alexandra Mansions, Judd Street, London WC1H 9DW
Tel: +44 (0)20 7833 4271
Email: christopher.tribble@kcl.ac.uk

About me

After a period teaching in higher education in France and China, and then working in Industrial Language Training and Primary ESOL in the UK, I became the Director of the English Language and Study Skills unit at Queen Mary University, London, and then English Language Projects Manager for the British Council in Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania. In the mid and late 1990s and early 2000s I lived in Poland and Sri Lanka, working as a consultant in project management and evaluation, mainly in relation to English language projects, and also completed my PhD at Lancaster University (using corpus linguistics and ethnography to investigate the textual practices of organisations submitting proposals to the European Union)

I currently teach at King's College London on a visiting basis, but also maintain my practice in project evaluation and in documentary photography. My personal website is www.ctribble.co.uk

Research

My major academic research concerns are related to written communication in academic and professional settings, academic literacies and applications of corpus linguistics in language education. I am also involved as a practitioner in training and consultancy in the design, management and evaluation of social projects, working with academic, governmental and non-governmental organisations.

I am involved in the following the ECS research group:

  • Language, Discourse and Comunication

For further details please see my Research Staff Profile

Teaching
  • MA in English language teaching and applied linguistics: English for Academic Purposes; Text and Discourse Analysis; Managing and Evaluating Innovation
  • BA English Language & Communication: Year 2: Working with texts; Year 3: Exploring language corpora
  • Dissertation coordinator (MA in ELT & Applied Linguistics)
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