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Durham University

DCAD: English Language Support

Current Staff Information

Ms Gillian Powell, MA, BA(Hons)Ed, DipPSI, Cert TESOL, Cert Ed

English Language Teaching Fellow in the Durham Centre for Academic Development (DCAD)

Contact Ms Gillian Powell (email at

I lived and worked for many years in Spain - first in Barcelona then in Alicante - where I taught English in language schools and international corporations.  In Alicante I taught mainly Business English in an Office of the European Union.

I have previously taught EAP, ESP and Business English at Northumbria University and have worked with the Department of Health carrying out language assessments of GPs in several European countries.

I have worked as a translator and interpreter in law and health at Durham Prison and for Northumbria Police.

I currently teach EAP on year-round pre-sessional and summer pre-sessional here at Durham University and am an external examiner for another higher education institution.