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Miss Claire Rowcroft

Teaching Fellow in English for Academic Purposes and Pre-sessional Programme Leader
MA Applied Linguistics & TESOL, FHEA
+44 (0)1483 686665
Claire works Monday - Wednesday. Her office hours are Tues 2-4pm

Academic and research departments

School of Literature and Languages.



Claire has been working as a tutor of English for Academic Purposes at the University of Surrey since 2012, and in May 2014 she became a full-time member of staff and Pre-sessional Co-ordinator. Before joining the University she obtained a CELTA and worked as an English language teacher for over ten years in Thailand, Australia, Poland and the UK. She has an MA in Applied Linguistics and TESOL (distinction) and a BA in Combined Studies of English and History (first class) from the University of Newcastle. She also has two years' experience as an IELTS examiner and a certificate in directing language courses.

Research interests

EAP provision, Student Tracking and CALL.


Claire teaches on the English for University Studies (EUS) course and the English Language Support Programme (ELSP).

Departmental duties

Claire is responsible for co-ordinating the eight week Pre-sessional course (PS8), which is an intensive English course for international students (mainly post-graduates) who are planning to study on a degree programme at the University. Her work involves course, materials and assessment planning and design, recruitment, training and supervision of tutors and monitoring and evaluating student progress.

Courses I teach on

Postgraduate taught