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Dr Dewey previously taught English as a second language in Italy, Mexico and the UK. He has trained language teachers on several pre-service and in-service programmes of teacher education, including the CELTA and DELTA schemes, as well as a number of projects on continued professional development in language teaching.


Martin's research focuses on the globalisation of English, the role of English as a Lingua Franca, and multilingualism. This research primarily entails exploring the relevance of multilingualism in language teacher education and the impact this has on how we conceptualise language and language knowledge in English language teaching. His research interests also include a focus on attitudes towards multilingualism, language ideologies and critical pedagogy in teacher education and professional development. He has presented and published widely on this empirical work.

He is co-author, together with Alessia Cogo, of Analyzing English as a Lingua Franca: A Corpus Driven Investigation (Continuum 2012) and co-editor, together with Jennifer Jenkins and Will Baker, of Routledge Handbook of English as a Lingua Franca (Routledge 2018). Martin is editor in chief of The Journal of English as a Lingua Franca.

He also coordinates a research forum in ELF at King’s College London.

His research interests include: 

  • English as a Lingua Franca
  • Global Englishes
  • Language biographies
  • Language identities
  • Teacher education


Martin co-ordinates the following MA modules:

  • Analysing English for Learning and Teaching
  • Sociolinguistics Teacher Education

He is the Programme Director for the MA Applied Linguistics and English Language Teaching and teaches on the following modules: 

  • Principles and Practices
  • Research Methods: Qualitative Approaches

PhD supervision

Martin is happy to supervise PhD projects in the following research areas:

  • Language and identity
  • Language in the curriculum
  • Language, culture and society
  • Language and Education Policy
  • Teacher cognition and Teacher development
  • Teacher engagement with theory and research
  • Teacher education

Martin has supervised 10+ PhD projects, with doctoral students conducting empirical work in a wide range of educational settings, including in Bangladesh, Brazil, China, Colombia, Hong Kong, Indonesia, Lebanon, Saudi Arabia, South Korea.

Further details

For further details please see Dr Dewey's  Research Staff Profile