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Research interests

Dr Mike Chick's research interests include second language teacher education as well as the organisation of ESOL provision for vulnerable sections of society. He has recently completed a research project investigating the barriers to employment faced by participants on the Syrian Vulnerable Persons Resettlement Scheme.

Dr Mike Chick is USW's Refugee Champion.

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 16 - Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions

Education/Academic qualification

PhD English language teacher education

MA Education / Applied Linguistics

Diploma in the Teaching of English as a Foreign Language to Adults, Trinity College, London

BA (Hons) Business Administration, University of Huddersfield

Certificate in Teaching English as a Foreign Language to Adults, University of Wales, Swansea

External positions

External examiner, University of Hertfordshire

8 Sept 20158 Sept 2020

External examiner for BA TESOL, University of Wolverhampton


External examiner for CELTA courses, Swansea University


External examiner for International Foundation Programme, Wales International Study Centre


External expert at Audit of English Language Training Services, Swansea University

2008 → …


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