Dr Farah Akbar

Deputy Head of Institute for Language Education (ILE) / Lecturer in Language Education


I joined the Language Education team in January 2015. Previously, I taught at University of Southampton after having completed my PhD in Linguistics from University of Essex. My research interests are in the areas of language learning and teaching, assessment literacy, evaluation and design of instructional materials and community building at higher institution. I am also passionate about issues on race equality, diversity and inclusion.

Postgraduate teaching

Language and the Learner

TESOL Methodology

Evaluation and Design of TESOL Materials

Investigating Individual Learner Differences

Professional Practice

Research Methods


Open to PhD supervision enquiries?


Current PhD students supervised

Ban Xueting

Jun Chen

Afidatul Husniyah

Sepideh Daghbandan

Past PhD students supervised

Qianqian Zhou

Xiaomei Sun

Project activity

PGR-PGT Community Project

Current project grants

Student Experience Grant