Current Staff Information
Ms Louise Greener
During the academic year I am the Director of the Academic Language and Communication (ALC) courses. These courses provide academic language and literacy training to students from across the University. A range of courses are offered in all three terms and include collaborations with Colleges, CEEC, Counselling, Widening Participation and the University Library.
My other key role is as Director of the Centre’s summer Pre-sessional programmes. Every year, we welcome some 600 international students for intensive academic language and literacy training to prepare them for life in their Durham department.
My teaching responsibilities include EAP in various contexts, delivering sessions on MA modules in Global Englishes and Teaching EAP and supervising MA dissertations
In 2015 I was appointed as an assessor for the BALEAP accreditation scheme. I am an experienced external examiner and have given a number of talks and presentations at BALEAP and IATEFL events on issues related to EAP management, curriculum and materials development. I was made Senior Fellow of the HEA in 2016.
I have worked in English language teaching since 1998. I taught abroad for several years in Poland and Mexico, and since 2002 I have specialized in EAP (English for Academic Purposes) in UK Universities. I have an undergraduate degree in History from Warwick University and I completed my MA in Applied Linguistics at Durham University in 2004, and an MA in Educational Research Methods in 2016.
Greener, L. & Nathan, P.B (2010), Golden rules of in-sessional language provision BALEAP PIM Newcastle University
Greener, L & Macallister, C. (2011) The Challenges of Moving from an EGAP to an ESAP Pre-sessional Course: known unknowns and unknown unknowns BALEAP PIM Sheffield University
Greener, L & Kirk, S (2012) From TEFL to TEAP, Starting with A (for Academic) IATEFL Glasgow
Greener, L (2012) ‘Breaking out’: Extending EAP Teaching skills into the University BALEAP PIM Durham University
Carr, C, Greener, L & Scott, D (2015) International Students and Employability: Bridging the Gap with EAP IATEFL Manchester (ESP SIG)
Kirk, S. and L. Greener (2013) ‘From TEFL to TEAP, starting with A (for Academic)’. In Pattison, T. (Ed.) IATEFL 2012: Glasgow Conference Selections. Kent: IATEFL
UCL staff training (January 2012)
The Challenges of Moving from an EGAP to an ESAP Pre-sessional Course: known unknowns and unknown unknowns (with Chris Macallister)
INTO Newcastle University In-sessional team staff training (June 2015)
Materials Development for EAP: Priorities, Principles, Processes