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Josie Leonard

Senior Lecturer in TESOL
School of Humanities, Language & Global Studies

Josie is the Course Leader for the MA TESOL programme, and also teaches on the MA TESOL & Applied Linguistics programme and on the BA TESOL. In addition, she is the Preston-based Course Leader for the International Foundation Programme for a UCLan- Hebei University partnership in China.

Josie enjoys training and teaching teachers of diverse backgrounds. At UCLan she teaches across a range of modules on the BA and MA TESOL programmes, and her research interests include teacher development and identity.

Josie has worked as a teacher and trainer in Turkey, Portugal, Italy, Belgium, Germany, Cyprus and Morocco. She has taught a wide range of courses, including General and Academic English, Business English and English for Specific Purposes, as well as working a teacher trainer for Trinity Cert TESOL and the Cambridge ICELT programme, and as an IELTS examiner in Cyprus. She has worked in universities overseas as well as in the UK and has been at UCLan since 2012. Josie has presented at various TESOL conferences in the UK including IATEFL 2019, as well as being an active contributor to research and training events at UCLan

  • MA Teaching English for International Business, UCLan 2007
  • Postgraduate Diploma TEFL, University of Stirling 1992
  • BSc (hons) Agricultural Zoology, University of Newcastle Upon Tyne
  • Teacher identity
  • teacher professional development
  • training teachers from different contexts
  • FHEA