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BSc (Chemistry), MSc (Applied Linguistics: Edinburgh)
Director of Academic English/Convenor of UG SSLC
- +44 (0)131 451 8189
Henry Prais Building
Roles and responsibilities
Olwyn teaches English for Academic Purposes (EAP) to students on applied science, engineering and management degrees. She also teaches courses in research preparation to postgraduate students on Foundation and Pre-Masters Programmes.
- Research preparation and team-based working
- EAP teacher development and teacher competencies
- Discourse (text linguistic) approaches to teaching English
Olwyn Alexander worked as a research chemist in the pharmaceutical industry for 15 years before changing career to teach English for specific and academic purposes in further and higher education.
Olwyn was also responsible for overseeing the development of the BALEAP Framework of EAP Teacher Competencies. She was Chair of BALEAP from 2010 to 2013 and Chair of the BALEAP Accreditation Scheme from 2014 to 2019.