Dr Ursula Wingate's main interests are theoretical and pedagogical models underpinning academic literacy instruction, English language policies and practices, and language teaching methodology. In recent projects, she has developed various genre-based approaches to teaching academic literacy in higher education, drawing on corpora of student texts for the creation of instructional resources in different disciplines. In her publications, she promotes an inclusive and curriculum-integrated model of academic literacy instruction, which is based on the collaboration of literacy experts with academics in the disciplines.
Ursula works in the School's Centre for Language, Discourse and Communication, and is the convenor of the Forum for Academic Language and Literacy (FALL). She teaches on the BA English Language and Linguistics, the MA Applied Linguistics and ELT, the MA TESOL and also supervise several doctoral students. She was joint editor of the Language Learning Journal from 2011 to 2015, and regularly reviews papers for various academic journals.
She currently teaches on the following courses:
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