School of Languages and Area Studies (SLAS)
Mr. John Naysmith
Head of School
School of Languages and Area Studies
King Henry I Street
He has considerable experience as a language teacher and language teacher educator, in the UK and elsewhere in Europe, as well as in Africa, South America and the Far East. During his career, he has worked at secondary school level, as a freelance education and management consultant, and in higher education, in both the public and private sectors. He has co-ordinated and developed a range of higher education programmes, both at undergraduate and postgraduate level, in aspects of English as a Foreign, Second or Additional Language, Language Teaching and the Management of Language Teaching. He was a member of the team which developed the first dedicated MA programme in ELT Management in the UK.
- 2007 (with Frigols MJ & Marsh D) 'Competence-building for teachers of CLIL: Vocational Education.'. In Marsh, D & Wolff, D (eds). Diverse Contexts - Diverging Goals: CLIL in Europe. pp 33-46. Frankfurt am Main: Peter Lang
- 2002 (with Antonio Moniz et al) MillenniLang: Language Teachers facing Change. Lisbon: Universidade Nova de Lisboa (Book and CD-Rom)
- 2002 (with Richenda Power & Maggie Coats) Action Research: a Guide for Associate Lecturers. Oxford: The Open University in the South
- 2002 'More to Diversity than we think?: Englishes, Literatures & Cultures'. Presentation to the 16th APPI Congress, Porto, Portugal, April
- 2001 (with Steve Corcoran) 'Culture Shock: Immersion Education in the UK' & 'Language Learning through Content in Higher Education'. In P Bodicott & V Crew (eds) Language & Cultural Immersion: perspectives on short-term study and residence abroad. Hong Kong: HKIED
- 2000 'Managing Foreign Language Curriculum Innovation: Why won't the teachers do what you want them to?'. Plenary at the 1st Regional Congress on Professional Development for Teachers of English, Universidad Nacional del Litoral, Santa Fe, Argentina
- 1999 'Primary Modern Foreign Language Teaching: a picture of one county,' Language Learning Journal, No. 20, December
- 1999 'Easing the Change: Bridging the Gap between Primary & "Post-Primary" School in Foreign Languages'. Presentation to the 13th APPI Congress, Lisbon, Portugal
- 1998 (with Albertina Palma) 'Teachers Talking, Teachers Reflecting: How do teachers reflect on their practice?', Teachers & Teaching: theory & practice, Vol. 4, No. 1
His principal research and teaching interests are in cross-cultural education and management, bilingualism and bilingual education, the management of the foreign language curriculum, the Sociology of Language, and language testing and assessment.