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Penelope Mosavian

Job Title
Assistant Professor (Teaching Focussed)
Applied Linguistics
02476 523199
Research Interests

I am keenly interested in continuing teacher development, and the use of educational technology to improve pedagogical methods and student learning.


I currently work in the Centre as Assistant Professor/Director of Studies within the Short Course Section. I have also worked as Assistant Director of Studies for 10 years on the Pre-sessional English Course I have over 35 years of EFL/EAP/ESP teaching, and a particular interest in Teacher Training and professional development. Prior to working at Warwick, I having worked overseas in Iran, and also in the Canary Islands, Spain. My key areas of expertise include: English Language Teaching, training and continuing professional development. Team Building Leading Change Curriculum Design Course Planning, Design & Administration E-Learning/ Educational Technology Exam writing and Assessment Whilst in Iran, I worked as an Education Officer at the British Embassy, where I also taught and examined for IELTS. I was Local Secretary for the University of Cambridge Local Examination Syndicate throughout the country. I worked with the Ministry of Education to help re-introduce the Cambridge EFL exams, including the training of local staff to examine and administer the tests. Whilst in the Canary Islands, I founded a British secondary School, and was Headteacher for 15 years, during which time I lead the school through several formal inspections, to become a fully accredited Centre for Cambridge University's International Examinations, City and Guilds and Edexcel International Exams. Since my return to the UK in 2010, I have worked as a Course Organiser and EAP/ESP/EFL teacher at City College, Coventry and Foundation Campus, Coventry University. I also lead the development of an IFP programme at City College, and was part of an exam writing team. On completion of a Post Graduate Award in Technology Enhanced Learning, I have been awarded Fellowship of the Higher Education Academy. I have led several projects for my department overseas, most recently the Professional Development for English Language Teachers programme, in Shanghai (2018), and Yunnan Province (2019).

Title Funder Award start Award end
Supporting Sustainable English Teacher Professional Development in Yunnan Province British Council (China) 15 Mar 2022 31 Mar 2023
China course research Mr Liu Sing Cheong 01 Aug 2019 31 Jul 2022
Video in language teacher education British Council 01 Nov 2016 28 Feb 2018