David Leeming

Senior Lecturer, Joint Course Leader International Business Communication BA(Hons)

School of Language and Global Studies

Fylde Building, FY210

+44 (0) 1772 89 5065

David Leeming (BA (Hons), MA, MSc., MBA) leads, jointly, the BA (Hons) International Business Communication. He has a great deal of experience of working with students from a multicultural environment. David holds an MBA as well as an MA in Teaching English for International Business, and an MSc in Multimedia Computing. His latest research is around intercultural communication and digital media.

Full Profile

David has worked as a lecturer and co-ordinator for around 14 years. He has worked in the UK, USA, Greece, Spain, and Japan for various institutions from universities to the British Council. David has worked at UCLan for around seven years; and has also been a student here.

David has taught a wide variety of areas from EFL to ESP. He now specialises in International Business Management, and Business Communication. He has a great research interest in intercultural issues.



Cameron, S (2007) The Business Student's Handbook: Skills for Study & Employment, 4/E, Prentice all

The Language Teacher; November 2001; "People are Funny"


David is currently working on papers and a book related to Employability and Intercultural Communication.

He has made a number of research presentations. These include:

“How to train students to adapt to a multicultural workplace”, BESIG/ IATEFL Conference, Bielefeld, Germany, November 2010

“The growing pains of working in multicultural teams: Research and recommendations on how to help new students adapt to a multicultural workplace”, BESIG/ IATEFL Conference, Poznan Poland, November 2009

“The Role of Interactive Simulations in English for International Business Communication”, IATEFL 2008

“Cultural aspects to consider when designing for Web CT (Multimedia) in HE”, SOLis, UCLan, November 2007

“The ‘IBC’ methodology used at UCLan”, The European International Conference, UCLan March 2007



Teaching Activities and Responsibilities

Course Leader (joint) BA (Hons) International Business Communication

Module Leader and Lecturer:

EB3803, Managing International Businesses for IBC

EB3006, International Business Communication