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Melanie Aniolkowski-Green

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Senior Lecturer in TESOL

My principal role at the University is the Lead for all undergraduate study in TESOL including a brand new degree for 2019, BA (Hons) TESOL and English Language.

TESOL is the study of teaching people how to teach English to Speakers of other Languages. It includes practical and theoretical study of pedagogy and applied linguistics in this growing field.

I am also a Senior Lecturer and Module leader on MA TESOL. My additional duties include responsibility for overseeing the admissions to our Masters in TESOL course.

Since joining the University in 2008, I have lectured and led across subjects in English for Academic Purposes and TESOL at the Sunderland campus and as the Director of EAP setting up English Language provision at the inception of our London base. I have also contributed to the Secondary Education PGCE as a School Liaison Tutor and as the Programme Leader for PGCE Design and Technology.

Previously, I was a Secondary School Head of Art and Design and still maintain a research interest in visual art and art education. My doctoral research investigates Visual Multimodality in English Language Pedagogy.

Teaching and supervision

I am Module Leader and lecture on:
  • Combined Subjects Programme Leader - TESOL
  • Module leader and lecturer ELT 211 Principles and Practice of TESOL- UK perspective
  • Module leader and lecturer ELT 313 TESOL dissertation and supervisor for undergraduate degrees in TESOL
  • Module leader and lecturer ELTMO9 Practical Teaching (on campus and distance modes)

Evolving over a 20 year career as an educator, my particular teaching interests lie in Teacher Identity, Practical Teaching and Intercultural Communication.

Research interests for potential research students

  • English for Academic Purposes
  • Visual and multimodal approaches to pedagogy


  • Professional Doctorate Researcher on the subject of Visual Approaches to teaching English for Academic Purposes. Senior Lecturer Melanie Aniolkowski-Green, who is interested in the relationship between language learning and the visual, is engaged in teacher-based research looking at the role of visual art in teaching English for Academic Purposes. With a background in art and design education, Melanie‚Äôs research is looking at new ways in which teachers can understand the relationship between visual art, culture and language education. She is currently at work on her Professional Doctorate, The Application of Visual Art in the Teaching of English for Academic Purposes.
  • Member of the Special Interest Group at the University of Sunderland - Visual approaches to Pedagogy
  • Member of Faculty of Research Institute
  • Member of the School of Education Centre for Education, Applied Social Science and Pedagogy research
  • Member of the TESOL Research Group
  • Regular contributor to the University of Sunderland 'Sharing Good Practice' Conferences with peers from Languages, EAP and TESOL

  • Practical teaching
  • English Language teaching
  • English for Academic Purposes
  • Department leadership
  • Mentoring teachers
  • Secondary and art education
  • Design and technology secondary education
  • Admissions and visas
  • International students
  • Member of BAAL: British Association of Applied Linguists
  • Member of BALEAP: British Association of Lecturers of English for Academic Purposes
  • Member of INSEA: International Society of Education through Art

Last updated 14 April 2022