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.  

Open to PhD supervision enquiries?

Yes

Areas of interest for supervision

Nicola is currently open to supervising students researching Global Englishes-related topics  and English Medium Instruction (EMI)

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

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 the globalisation of the English language, including attitudes towards English and ELT, global Englishes curriculum design and and the incorporation of a Global Englishes perspective into teacher education. My research also involves  computer game software for young learners (http://www.blogs.hss.ed.ac.uk/dgbl-yl/).

My research also focuses on the internationalisation of higher education, with a focus on English Medium Instruction (EMI) in universities in non-native English speaking contexts. I am engaged in consultancy projects with The University of Tokyo and co-developing a massive open online course (MOOC) on EMI and Global Englishes. I have been involved in two British Council sponsored projects exploring EMI in higher education in East and Southeast Asia and I am currently working with universities in Brazil to conduct a needs analysis for EMI provision.

Work on both of these areas can be found on my 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 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

Internationalisation, Higher Education and the growing demand for English: an investigation into the global English Medium of Instruction (EMI) movement and the use of academic English as a Lingua Franca (ELF) in non-Anglophone Higher Education Institutes (HEI) 

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.

 

EMI training materials  - Massive Open Online Course (MOOC)

I am currently working with the The University of Tokyo ( Professional and Global Educators’ Community (PAGE)) to develop a  MOOC on EMI training to support graduate students and early-career academics preparing to work in EMI contexts. The MOOC focuses on both EMI and Global Englishes.

 

Global Englishes Language Teaching (GELT) and teacher education

This 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. 

 

How is the increasing internationalisation of the student population shaping the sociolinguistic landscape of higher education in Japan and China? 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

British Council ELT Research Partnership scheme (£16k) 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 21 publications on Research Explorer

Invited speaker

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: https://www.britishcouncil.org/voices-magazine/how-effective-english-medium-instruction-emi. 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 upcoming monograph (Rose and Galloway, 2018, Cambridge Unversity Press)  on the topic: 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