Department of Education

Dr Trevor Grimshaw

Trevor Grimshaw

Senior Lecturer in International Language Education BA, MEd, PhD

1 West North 3.26a
Tel: +44 (0) 1225 38 5876

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PhD supervision

PhD supervision and knowledge transfer in the areas of:

  • Language, culture and identity
  • Intercultural competences
  • Language skills development
  • Local pedagogies for TESOL
  • Content and Language Integrated Learning (CLIL)


I am leader of the Language and Educational Practices (LEP) research cluster and convenor of the EdD unit on Language, Culture & Education. I have worked in the field of international language education for 30 years, having been a language teacher, lecturer, translator, researcher and curriculum consultant in several countries of East Asia, Europe and the Middle East. For several years I was involved in British Council and DfID funded curriculum development projects in China and Indonesia, from which I developed a continuing interest in the Asia Pacific region.

My recent research projects and publications have focused on language and identity (including the critique of ‘the East Asian learner’ stereotype); the branding and marketization of English as an International Language; and the role of intercultural communication in the internationalization of education. I use several languages in my personal and professional life, most recently concentrating on Modern Greek.


Journal referee

  • Language, Culture & Curriculum
  • Discourse
  • Language & Intercultural communication
  • TESOL Quarterly
  • Journal of Curriculum Studies
  • Multilingua

Research interests

  • International English language education
  • Language, culture and identity
  • Intercultural communication in educational contexts
  • Critical and multimodal discourse analysis
  • Linguistic ethnography



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