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Durham University

DCAD: English Language Support

Current Staff Information

Mrs Jessica Sequera

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Personal Profile

I have had a diverse teaching career beginning as a high school Spanish language teacher (Pilot Point, Texas) where I pioneered the Total Physical Response Storytelling method in my school for two years. After moving to the UK in 2005 to pursue a Masters in Teaching English as a Foreign Language, I continued training teachers in this method on the Japanese English Language Teacher Programme at the University of Birmingham.

I began my EAP career through teaching on the Pre-sessional English for Academic Purposes course (University of Birmingham), where I worked for three years with mostly postgraduate international students from a range of disciplines, including Economics, Engineering, Social Sciences and Computer Sciences. In addition to this role, I taught various undergraduate linguistics modules as a Visiting Lecturer in the School of English at Birmingham City University. My other roles have included being an English teacher both in secondary schools and in further education, a dissertation supervisor for MA Linguistics students at the University of Birmingham and an EAP sessional tutor for the Durham University Foundation Centre.

I currently teach EAP on the summer Pre-sessional, Year-round Pre-sessional and In-sessional programmes, as well as for the Academic Writing Unit. I also work with students on the 121 consultation service.