Timothy Chapman

Staff details

Timothy Chapman


Senior Lecturer/Programme Coordinator for IFC


Centre for Academic Language and Literacies


timothy.chapman (@gold.ac.uk)

Timothy Chapman has an MA in Applied Linguistics and TESOL from the University of Leicester and a BA in English. He has fourteen years’ experience teaching English, having taught in Prague and at the British Council in Milan. He has also taught English for Academic Purposes at the University of Leicester and coordinated and taught on the Financial English module of the University of Central Lancashire’s BA in English for International Business in Shanghai. He coordinates, and is admissions tutor for, the International Foundation Certificate pathways. He also teaches a number of in-sessional modules across the University.  Timothy is a Senior Fellow of the Higher Education Academy.


The focus of Timothy’s teaching is in academic writing. He has also worked closely with students studying across the social sciences and has devised and taught modules in this field for foundation, undergraduate and Master’s students. He is also responsible for the Centre’s online learning resources. He is ELC’s Chair of Learning and Teaching.

Featured work

2013 ‘Pathways to success? Tracking international students’ (with colleagues Stella Harvey and Paul Stocks) BALEAP Biennial Conference, Nottingham University.

2011 ‘Online essay writing resources: adding disciplinary specificity’. BALEAP Biennial Conference, Portsmouth University.

2008 ‘An Investigation into the Attitudes of L1 Mandarin Speakers Regarding their Acquisition of L2 English Academic Writing Practices over a Ten-week Pre-sessional Course at a British University’. Language Issues in English-medium Universities: A Global Concern, University of Hong Kong.

Research Interests

Timothy is particularly interested in students’ acquisition of disciplinary discourse practices and the process by which overseas students can develop the skills needed to participate in an established community of practice.