Dr Trevor Grimshaw
Lecturer in International Language Education
Director of Studies, MA in TESOL
1 West 4.29
Tel: +44 (0) 1225 38 5319
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 the Director of Studies of the MA in TESOL programme and convenor of the EdD unit on Language, Culture & Education. I have worked in the field of international language education for almost 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 have focused on 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 internationalisation of education. I use several languages in my personal and professional life, most recently concentrating on Modern Greek.
- Co-chair of the Association for the Promotion of Quality in TESOL Education (QuiTE)
- British Association of Applied Linguistics (BAAL), Intercultural Communication special interest group
- Approche Linguistique et Didactique du Dialogue Culturelle (ALDIDAC)
- Teachers of English as a Foreign Language in Independent Schools (TEFLIS)
- Language, Culture & Curriculum
- Language & Intercultural communication
- TESOL Quarterly
- Journal of Curriculum Studies
- International English language education
- Language, culture and identity
- Intercultural communication in educational contexts
- Critical and multimodal discourse analysis
- Linguistic ethnography
- 'Chinese learners' perceptions and constructions of British academic culture', British Academy HD081X, Principal Investigator
- V-ResORT project, HEFCE 139/03, Institutional Co-ordinator
- ‘Rethinking the Needs of International Students: Critical Perspectives on the Internationalisation of UK Higher Education Institutions’. ESRC small research grants scheme
- ED60279: Language, culture and education
- ED50327: Second language acquisition
- ED50317: Language teaching methodology and curriculum
- ED50326: Research methods in education
Aden, J., Grimshaw, T. and Penz, H., 2011. Enseigner les langues-cultures à l'ère de la complexité. Peter Lang. (GRAMM-R. Etudes de linguistique française / GRAMM-R. Studies of French Linguistics; 7)
Simandiraki, A. and Grimshaw, T., 2009. The Branding of Minoan Archaeology. In: Gallou, C. and Georgiadis, M., eds. The Past in the Past: The Significance of Memory and Tradition in the Transmission of Culture. British Archaeological Reports, pp. 87-104.
Grimshaw, T., 2008. Negotiating an identity in English: the discursive construction and reconstruction of Chinese students. In: University life uncovered: making sense of the student experience. Southampton: The Higher Education Academy Subject Centre for Social Policy and Social Work (SWAP), pp. 56-65.
Grimshaw, T., 2007. Critical perspectives on language in international education. In: Hayden, M., Levy, J. and Thompson, J., eds. The Sage Handbook of Research in International Education. Sage, 365--378.
Grimshaw, T. and Morgan, C., 2006. Classe multiculturelle et exploration des stereotypes: vers l'acquisition d'une competence culturelle. In: Aden, J., ed. De Babel a la mondialisation: apports des sciences humaines a la didactique des langues: [actes du] colloque, Cergy-Pontoise, 11 et 12 mars 2005. Dijon: CRDP de Bourgogne, 385--402.
Grimshaw, T. and Morgan, C., 2005. Using a multicultural classroom to explore stereotypes: moving towards intercultural competence. In: Aden, J., ed. De Babel a la mondialisation: Apports des sciences sociales a la didactique des langues. Paris: CNDP.
Grimshaw, T., 2011. Concluding editorial: ‘The needs of international students rethought – implications for the policy and practice of higher education’. Teachers and Teaching: Theory and Practice, 17 (6), pp. 703-712.
Grimshaw, T., 2010. Styling the occidental other: interculturality in Chinese university performances. Language and Intercultural Communication, 10 (3), pp. 243-258.
Grimshaw, T. and Sears, C., 2008. `Where am I from?' `Where do I belong?': the negotiation and maintenance of identity by international school students. Journal of Research in International Education, 7 (3), pp. 259-278.
Grimshaw, T., 2007. Book Review: Bilingualism in International Schools: A Model for Enriching Language Education by Maurice Carder Clevedon: Multilingual Matters, 2007, ISBN 978—1-85359—940—8. Journal of Research in International Education, 6 (3), pp. 375-377.
Grimshaw, T., 2007. Problematizing the construct of the 'Chinese Learner":insights from ethnographic research. Educational Studies, 33 (3), pp. 299-311.
Grimshaw, T. and Qin, Z. H., 2005. Expatriate Teachers' Adjustment to Teaching Large EFL Classes in China. TEFL Web Journal, 3, pp. 17-31.
Grimshaw, T., 2005. The Dominant Discourse of International Education: a critical commentary (book review). IB Research Notes, 5, pp. 9-13.
Grimshaw, T., 2004. Review of Vai Ramanathan: The Politics of TESOL Education. Journal of Language, Identity & Education, 3 (2), pp. 161-169.
Conference or Workshop Items
Macias, I. and Grimshaw, T., 2010. Interculturality in Language Education: an untapped resource for the Internationalisation of Higher Education. In: The Internationalisation of Higher Education, 2011-06-10, University of Bath.
Grimshaw, T., 2009. ‘Brand ELF’: The Marketization of English as a Lingua Franca. In: Language & Culture Discussion Group, 2009-12-15, University of Bath.
Grimshaw, T., 2009. The Branding of English as an International Language. In: ALDIDAC, 2009-11-26 - 2009-11-29, University of Bath.
Grimshaw, T., 2009. Trading Identities: the commodification & branding of "the East Asian Learner". In: UKFIET, 2009-09-15 - 2009-09-17, Oxford.
Grimshaw, T., 2009. Experiences of Chinese-speaking students at a British University. In: ESRC Seminar Series, Seminar No. 2: Exploring the International Student Experience, 2009-03-12, University of Bath.
Grimshaw, T., 2008. "Where am I from?" "Where do I belong?": The negotiation and maintenance of identity in international schools students. In: Alliance for International Education: International education - a bridge to intercultural understanding, 2008-10-24 - 2008-10-26, Istanbul.
Grimshaw, T. and Sears, C., 2008. The Story of My Life is Who I Am: Narrative in the formation and persistence of identity in international school students. In: Alliance for International Education: International education - a bridge to intercultural understanding, 2008-10-24 - 2008-10-26, Istanbul.
Grimshaw, T. and Simandiraki-Grimshaw, A., 2008. The commodification of cultural heritage in international education: Challenging the dominant constructs. In: Alliance for International Education: International education - a bridge to intercultural understanding, 2008-10-24 - 2008-10-26, Istanbul.
Grimshaw, T., 2008. "But I don’t have any issues": Perceptions and constructions of Chinese-speaking students at a British university. In: Promoting Partnership: Responding to the Needs of the East Asian Learner in Higher Education, 2008-07-12 - 2008-07-13, University of Portsmouth.
Grimshaw, T., 2008. The Construction and Reconstruction of "the Chinese student": International experiences on a British university campus. In: The Internationalisation of Higher Education, 2011-06-10, University of Bath.
Grimshaw, T. and Norrish, J., 2008. Problematizing the ethos of professionalism in TESOL. In: Cutting Edges: Identity in the Classroom, 2008-06-21, Canterbury Christ Church University.
Grimshaw, T., 2008. Crossing Borders and Setting Standards: Language Education for the 21st Century. In: Polish Association of Standards in English (PASE): Annual Conference, 2008-04-11 - 2008-04-12, Krakow.
Grimshaw, T., 2008. Progressive Professional Development for Language Teacher Education: A case study of MA Programmes at the University of Bath. In: Polish Association of Standards in English (PASE): Annual Conference, 2008-04-11 - 2008-04-12, Krakow.