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Dr Rhian Webb: MA Course Leader, Senior Lecturer and Researcher in TESOL ( Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages)

Rhian has worked in the field of TESOL for over 25 years, which has resulted in her having a strong international network of colleagues with whom she collaborates with for research, presents global webinars and delivers guest lectures. 

Her career started overseas, when after inital certification she taught for four years in Thailand, Australia and Japan.  She has undertaken research visits to America, Germany, Norway and Turkey and undertakes further collaborations with colleagues in Iraq, Morocco, Myanmar, Pakistan, Palestine, Thailand and the UK. 

Rhian's PhD research invesitgated UK native speakers' explicit grammar knowledge and other research areas include Action Research and translanguaging. Her current and future research examines and explores the impact of the pandemic on TESOL education worldwide. 

Rhian is an active member of IATEFL, an external examiner and a member of a number of committees.

You can find out more information on PURE 

Education/Academic qualification

Linguistics, PhD, "I know but I can't explain." The role of knowledge about grammar in second language teacher education

20 Sept 201324 Oct 2019

Award Date: 24 Oct 2019

Linguistics, M.Phil., Native English speakers’ knowledge about grammar

Award Date: 17 Dec 2015

Linguistics, M.A., Applied Linguistics, Cardiff University

Award Date: 20 Jul 2000

TESOL, Cambridge /RSA Certificate, Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages, Godmer House, Oxford

Award Date: 5 May 1995

External positions

External Examiner, University of Kent

1 Jun 202310 Aug 2027

Committee member for IATEFL Teachers Research! conference group , Bahçeşehir University

May 2016 → …

External advisor for International English, Peartree Language School, Cardiff


External Examiner for TESOL, University of Manchester


External Examiner for International English



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