Daniel Waller

Daniel Waller

Head of Humanities, Language and Global Studies

School of Humanities, Language and Global Studies

Fylde Buiding, FY314

+44 (0) 1772 89 3672


Daniel Waller completed the Diploma in English Language Teaching to Adults in 2000, and an MSc in Teaching English for Specific Purposes in 2005. He is currently working on a PhD, researching the role of discourse in defining performance in timed writing examinations at levels B2 and C1 of the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages.

Daniel is research active within the area of language, linguistics, culture and society and is a member of the Research Unit for Speech and Language.

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Daniel has been involved in ELT since 1993 and taught for nine years in Turkey. He has been involved in a great many different projects in previous posts, including developing beginner level English programmes, business English classes, developing word lists and revising a text book for students preparing to enter university. At UCLan, he is heavily involved in the development of our English language examinations.


2010 PhD in Language Testing (current)

2005 MSc in Teaching English for Specific Purposes (Aston)

2000 RSA/Cambridge Diploma TEFL (DELTA)

1995 RSA/Cambridge Certificate TEFL (Cert-TESOL)

1992 BA (Joint Hons) English Literature and Greek Civilisation


Jones., C., Orme, M. & Waller, D. (2011). “Interpreting the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR): applying the global to the local”. In Rust, C. (ed.) Improving Student Learning: Global Theories and Local Practices: Institutional, Disciplinary and Cultural Variations. The Oxford Centre for Staff and Learning Development, pp. 215-23.

2010 Methods adopted in teaching English to young learners in India (with Patel, K..) UCLan Journal of Pedagogic Research, 2.

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Daniel's main research interests are in the areas of testing, written discourse and lexis and he is a supervisor for MA in TESOL with Applied Linguistics dissertations.


Daniel currently teaches on the BA TESOL/ MOLA and the MA English for Professional Purposes.