Prior to working at Goldsmiths, Kwab co-ordinated the Pre-sessional modules at the University of Westminster and taught on Academic English courses at Fukuoka University in Japan. Kwab has also previously worked with the Learning English Team at BBC World Service developing and editing self-access English Language materials for Chinese learners of English.
Kwab Asare has an MA in Applied Linguistics and TESOL from the Unversity of Leicester and is a holder of the Trinity Licentiate Diploma in TESOL and the RSA Cambridge CELTA. He graduated from Queen Mary University of London in 1995 with a BA Hons in French and Politics and has had over 20 years experience of teaching Academic and General English language teaching in the UK, France, Malaysia and Japan.
In his current and previous professional roles Kwab has specialised in intensive Academic English courses and has been extensively involved in teaching and course design. At the University of Westminster he implemented changes to the Pre-sessional Programme to ensure it better met the future needs and expectations of students. While in Japan, Kwab designed Academic English courses for students preparing for MA/PhD programmes in the UK by introducing them to the structure and style of Academic English.
Kwab’s main area of interest is Teaching and Learning styles and in particular strategies to develop academic writing based on discipline specific genres and he presented on this theme at the BALEAP biennial national conference in 2013. Previously, Kwab has been a member of the Higher Education Academy network and was involved in a Special Interest Group focusing on Internationalisation of the Curriculum by providing students with global perspectives of their discipline.
Conference or Workshop Item
Asare, Kwab and Mansfield, Katie. 2013. 'The development of discipline-specific EAP materials: Adapting a genre based approach'. In: Biennial BALEAP Conference (2013) “EAP: revisiting the past and building the future”,. University of Nottingham, United Kingdom.