Department of Education

Dr Jim McKinley

Lecturer in TESOL and Applied LinguisticsBA, MA, PhD

1 West North 3.3
Email: j.mckinley@bath.ac.uk
Tel: +44 (0) 1225 38 6754

Profile

I am currently the Director of Studies for the PhD in Education, and I supervise a number of PhD, EdD, and MA Education students in the Department of Education undertaking research in TESOL and applied linguistics. I teach on the MA TESOL program, specializing in teaching English as an international language.
I have been teaching in various higher education programmes for nearly two decades in Australia and Japan. Prior to taking up a position at Bath in January 2016, I taught for 11 years at Sophia University in Tokyo, where I was director of the core program in the Faculty of Liberal Arts, and also taught in the Graduate School of Languages and Linguistics. In addition to my experience in Japan, I taught for more than 4 years at the University of Sydney in the Faculty of Education (MEd TESOL, MTeach), The Learning Centre, and the Centre for English Teaching. I spent one semester in 2002-2003 at Makarere University in Uganda as a recipient of a Rotary Grant for University Teachers. I had a sabbatical year at Trinity College Dublin 2014-2015.
I am the Book Reviews Editor for System.

Research interests

  • Research methods in applied linguistics
  • English Medium Instruction in higher education
  • L2 writer instruction and identity
  • English for research publication purposes (ERPP)
  • Language and sexuality
  • Global Englishes language teaching
     

Current projects

  • “The Routledge Handbook of Research Methods in Applied Linguistics”, with Dr. Heath Rose (University of Oxford)
  • “Obstacles to academic writing: Experiences of in-sessional students”, with Dr. Janina Iwaniec (PI)
  • “The influence of language policy and practices on MA dissertation writing: A comparative study between a bilingual South African university and a UK university”, with Dr Marcelyn Oostendorp (Stellenbosch University)
  • “Pedagogies for promoting transcultural competence: A critical review of four taught master’s programmes at the University of Bath”, with Dr. Katie Dunsworth (PI), Dr. Trevor Grimshaw, and Dr. Janina Iwaniec

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