Dr Nicola Galloway

Lecturer in TESOL

Background

I joined Moray House School of Education in February 2012. My research profile can be found at https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Nicola_Galloway

Qualifications

  • PhD Modern Languages. The University of Southampton. Thesis Title: An investigation of Japanese students` attitudes towards English.
  • MSc Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages. Distinction. (TESOL). 
  • MA (Hons) Geography and Politics.  

Postgraduate teaching

I am course organiser for two courses on the MSc TESOL (Second Language Teaching Curriculum and Global Englishes for Language Teaching). I also coordinate a School-wide Research Methods course for dissertation support.

Open to PhD supervision enquiries?

Yes

Areas of interest for supervision

Nicola is currently open to supervising students researching  the following areas:

  • Global Englishes
  • Teaching English as an international language (and teacher education)
  • English Medium Instruction (EMI) in higher education.

 

Current PhD students supervised

 

  • Yifang Xu - Chinese academics' attitudes towards English in international university context.
  • Jing Shan  - Exploring the internationalisation of higher education: an analysis of the English language needs of Chinese postgraduate students in the UK
  • Mike Budzenski - English Medium Instruction in higher education
  • Serina Xie - Global Englishes innovation in teacher education
  • Abeer Alshehri - Language attitudes in Saudi Arabia

Past PhD students supervised

Jaroslaw Kriukow- A study of Polish migrants’ English language identity in a Scottish context. Completed 2017

Research summary

My research focuses on language teaching research and the globalisation of the English language. My  interests are situated within the field of Applied Linguistics. My work has included attitudes towards English and ELT, Global Englishes,  curriculum design for teaching English as an international language and English Medium Instruction (EMI) in higher education. Publications include a number of books on Global Englishes, including Introducing Global Englishes (Routledge),  Global Englishes and English Language Teaching (Routledge), Global Englishes for Language Teaching (Cambridge) and Teaching English as an International Language (Cambridge University Press - 2020). Forthcoming books on EMI include  English Medium Instruction: a textbook (Wiley- Blackwell). I have published numerous research articles related to applied linguistics in journals such as Higher Education, TESOL Quarterly, ELT Journal, RELC Journal, System and Language Teaching ( forthcoming). 

I am engaged in consultancy projects with The University of Tokyo to develop two Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs) on EMI and Global Englishes. I have been awarded an Invitational Fellowship for Research in Japan by the Japan Society for the Promotion of Science (JSPS) to develop this work in 2020. I am also engaged in consultancy work with The British Council and I have been involved in two British Council sponsored projects exploring EMI in higher education in East and Southeast Asia. In 2020, I will extend this work to the Brazilian context.

I am the cooridnator of a global online network, Teaching English and teaching IN English in global contexts (http://www.globalenglishes-emi.education.ed.ac.uk/). To subscribe to the mailing list or become a coordinator, please email me on Nicola.Galloway@ed.ac.uk 

Project updates can also be found on https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Nicola_Galloway

 

Knowledge exchange

I secured external funding for a a KE activity via a Knowledge Transfer Partnerships (KTP) in collaboration with Nosebleed Interactive Ltd, a software developer. The award (£133k) was used used to develop a unique multilingual element to a language learning app for young learners in China.  

I am also engaged in several community engagement projects related to the Global Englishes and EMI.

Project activity

 Faculty training for internationalisation in higher education (Collaborative project with the Center for Research and Development of Higher Education at The University of Tokyo)

Japan Society for the Promotion of Science (JSPS) Invitational Fellowship for Research in Japan 2020

This project responds to the need for faculty development amidst the growth in English Medium Instruction (EMI) in Japanese higher education.  The  interdisciplinary project involves the development of a blended learning approach merging Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs) with offline workshops to contribute to the overall internationalisation agenda and faculty development in a range of disciplines.

 

Internationalisation, Higher Education and the growing demand for English

This British Council sponsored project explored various aspects of the spread of EMI in East Asian higher education. Part of the study has been reported in a British Council report (https://www.teachingenglish.org.uk/article/internationalisation-higher-education-growing-demand-english-investigation-english-medium).

 

The growing global phenomenon of English Medium of Instruction (EMI) in higher education: policy, perceptions, impact, and the role of ‘English’. 

This British Council sponsored project is a  follow-up study to my previous award and focuses on the Southeast Asian context. Fundng has been extended for 2020.

 

EMI training materials  - Massive Open Online Course (MOOC)

I am currently working  as a consulttant with The The University of Tokyo to develop  2 MOOC modules (30+ lectures) on EMI ( and Global Englishes for EMI). The first module is available at: https://utokyo-ea.com/courses/course-v1:UTokyo-PAGE+EA003+2019/about/en

 

Global Englishes Language Teaching (GELT) and teacher education

This ongoing project investigates pre- and inservice practitioners’ attitudes to curriculum innovation in light of the growing research in the field of Global Englishes. Part of the study features in Rose, H and Galloway, N ( 2019), Global Englishes Language Teaching. Cambridge University Press and Galloway, N and Numajiri, T (In press). Global Englishes Language Teaching: Bottom-up Implementation. TESOL Quarterly.

 

How is the increasing internationalisation of the student population shaping the sociolinguistic landscape of higher education. An investigation into language practices in EMI settings. 

 This project aims to examine how the increasing internationalisation of the student population shapes higher educational institutions. The project involves examining observation data on language use in the EMI classroom.  

 

Innovative online resources for young learners in China 

http://www.blogs.hss.ed.ac.uk/dgbl-yl/

This project involves developing  a unique multilingual element to a language learning app for young learners in China. Ongoing research includes a needs analysis with key stakeholders including teachers and parents and also an investigation into incorporating a Global Englishes perspective into online language learning.

Current project grants

Japan Society for the Promotion of Science (JSPS) Invitational Fellowship for Research in Japan 2020
British Council ELT Research Partnership scheme (£16k) + (£8k) SouthEast Asian EMI

Past project grants

Knowledge Transfer Partnership (£133k)
British Council ELT Research Partnership scheme - East Asian EMI (£15k)
The Carnegie Trust
Seedcorn

View all 25 publications on Research Explorer

Invited speaker

January, 2020. EMI in Higher Education: The Thai context. Thailand TESOL Conference, Bangkok. Thailand. Keynote Speaker

February, 2020. Internationalisation and English in Higher Education. National Higher Education seminar on internationalisation of education. Hanoi, Vietnam.  Keynote speaker

March, 2020. Internationalisation in Higher Education. 55th RELC International Conference (16 -18 March 2020). Singapore. Plenary Speaker.

October, 2019. English Medium Instruction: a complex phenomenon. The role of English in higher education and its impact on graduate employability. Tashkent, Uzbekistan. Keynote speaker

October, 2019. EMI in Higher Education: differing contexts, differing perspectives. The role of English in higher education and its impact on graduate employability. Tashkent, Uzbekistan.

October, 2019.  Curriculur Innovation in Language Teaching. Universität Bremen, Germany.

September, 2019. The role of English and other languages in HE mobility in East Asia. The Inclusion, Mobility and Multilingual Education Conference: Exploring the role of language for education and development. Bangkok, Thailand.

June, 2019. The Englishization of Higher Education in East and Southeast Asia. The University of Southampton, UK.

June, 2019. The internationalisation of higher education: Realities, challenges and implications for EMI practitioners (content and language). Hanoi University of Science and Technology, Vietnam.

March, 2019. English Medium Instruction – a growing global phenomenon. TESOL Conference, Atlanta, Georgia, USA.

February, 2019. Overcoming the challenges in English Medium Instruction (EMI) in higher education. The University of Tokyo, Japan.

February, 2019. Researching local realities in the growing global phenomenon of English Medium Instruction (EMI) in higher education. The University of Tokyo, Japan.

April, 2018. Internationalisation, higher education and the growing demand for English. The University of Oxford, UK.

March, 2018. Promoting successful and sustained Global Englishes curricular innovation. The University of Bath, UK.

January, 2018. Global Communication in 'English' - but what English?. Heriot-Watt University, UK. 

November, 2016. English Medium Instruction – a growing global phenomenon.  The University of Southampton, UK. 

November, 2016. Global Englishes for Language Teaching.  The University of Leeds, UK. 

May, 2016. ELF and ELT Materials. Japan Association of College English Teachers (JACET). Waseda University, Tokyo, Japan.

June, 2016. Global Englishes and materials development. Shantou University, China. 

October, 2015. Global Englishes language teaching on an MSc TESOL Programme. The 21st conference of the International Association of World Englishes, Bogazici University, Istanbul, Turkey.

January, 2012. Emancipation and the ELF speaker.  Waseda University, Japan.

January, 2012. English as a Lingua Franca and English Language Teaching. Tsuru University, Japan.

Papers delivered

March, 2019. Global Englishes Curricular Innovation, TESOL Conference, Atlanta, Georgia, USA.

July, 2018.  Global Englishes and curricular innovation. EDULEARN conference, Mallorca, Spain

March, 2018. University/Industry collaboration: Digital Game-Mediated Second Language Education in China. INTED 2018: 12th annual International Technology, Education and Development Conference. Valencia, Spain.

November, 2017. Digital Game-Mediated Second Language Education for Chinese young learners. 10th annual International Conference of education, Research and Innovation. Seville, Spain.

August, 2014. Global Englishes - bridging the gap between theory and practice. AILA World Congress. University of Queensland, Brisbane, Australia.

September, 2013. “I get paid for my American accent”: An exploration of the perpetuation of stereotypes of ‘English’ speakers in Japan. The sixth International Conference of English as a Lingua Franca. University of Roma Tre, Rome, Italy.

September, 2012. Learner Autonomy in the Global Englishes Context. Independent Learning Association Conference. The University of Wellington, Wellington, New Zeland.

May, 2012. Facilitating the emancipation of the future ELF speaker. The Fifth International Conference of English as a Lingua Franca. Bogazici University, Istanbul, Turkey.

May, 2011. Japanese English – what do the Japanese think? The Fourth International Conference of English as a Lingua Franca. The Hong Kong Institute of Education, Hong Kong.

May, 2010. Global Englishes Teaching (GET)– the next logical step? The Third International Conference of English as a Lingua Franca. The University of Vienna, Austria.

April, 2009. Attitudes towards English in a Pedagogical Context. The Second International Conference of English as a Lingua Franca Conference. The University of Southampton, UK.

December, 2008. A Classroom View of World Englishes in Japan. The 14th Conference of the International Association for World Englishes. Hong Kong.

November, 2008. Guiding Students to Read at the University Level. The 34th Annual International JALT Conference. Tokyo, Japan.

November, 2008. Writing Materials Development for Autonomous Learners. The 34th Annual International JALT Conference. Tokyo, Japan.

October, 2008. Changing English Needs in Japan.  Second Language Research Forum (SLRF) Conference. The University of Hawaii, Honolulu, Hawaii.

February, 2008. World Englishes in the Classroom: What do students think? GlobEng: International Conference on Global English. The University of Verona, Italy.

January, 2008. World Englishes: The Way Forward? Thailand TESOL. Khon Kaen, Thailand.

November, 2007. Promoting Learner Autonomy in a Writing Curriculum. The 33rd Annual International JALT Conference. Tokyo, Japan.

October, 2007. Learner Autonomy and Basic Skills. The Independent Learning Association Japan 2007 Conference. Chiba, Japan.

January, 2007. Reading for the Global Classroom. Thailand TESOL/ Pan-Asian Consortium “Beyond Boundaries: Teaching English for Global Communication in Asia”. Bangkok, Thailand.

November, 2006. The Creation of a Peer-Online Writing Centre. The Creation of a Peer-Online Writing Centre.. Kitakyushu, Japan.

October, 2005. Designing Materials for a Self-Access Centre. The 31st Annual International JALT Conference. Shizuoka, Japan.

In the press

Skapinker, M. (2013). Who owns English in a global market? The Financial Times. 

https://www.ft.com/content/9639babc-31ac-11e3-817c-00144feab7de

 

Nicola was interviewed by the British Council Voices team, the British Council’s external online magazine. The interview was based on her funded research report on English Medium Instruction ( EMI) and the internationalisation of higher education. The interview can be found at: https://www.britishcouncil.org/voices-magazine/how-effective-english-medium-instruction-emi

Nicola was interviewed for the website "NNEST of the Month" for the NNEST Caucus in TESOL.  The interview was based on her work aiming to instigate a paradigm shift in the field of TESOL and her monograph (Rose and Galloway, 2019, Cambridge Unversity Press). The interview can be found at: https://nnestofthemonth.wordpress.com/2018/02/20/nicola-galloway/ 

Nicola was invited to write a guest blog for the Assistant Language Teacher (ALT) training blog on EMI in Japan: http://alttrainingonline.blogspot.com/2018/06/emi-in-japan.html

 

Nicola was invited to write-up her presentation at the TESOL conference in Atlanta in a newsletter for TESOL’s Applied Linguistics Interest Section. The issue focused on high quality applied linguistics presentations from the TESOL 2019 convention. The paper (“Incorporating Global Englishes and EIL into Pedagogical Practice") can be found at:http://newsmanager.commpartners.com/tesolalis/issues/2019-08-26/3.html