Simon Williams
Tutorial Fellow in English Language Teaching (Sussex Centre for Language Studies)
T: +44 (0)1273 872889


My research interests lie within Second Language Acquisition, English for Academic Purposes, and academic discourse.


Conference Presentations

‘The world is mine’: The application of discourse ethics to intercultural communication and lessons for the classroom, Intercultural Communicative Competence in Action Symposium, University of Sussex, 12 January 2015

Self-monitoring, inhibitory control and test takers’ performance in a public speaking test, BAAL Conference, Heriot Watt University, September 2013

‘Being fair and showing care’: the moral discourse of an English language teacher, BALEAP Conference, University of Nottingham, April 2013  

Mobile devices and learner interaction inside and outside the classroom, 47th IATEFL conference, Liverpool, April 2013

MALL and collaborative learner interaction in and out of the classroom, BALEAP PIM: Blending Technologies with EAP, University of Southampton, November 2012

Narratives and accounts: ‘post-crisis’ narration in annual company reports, with Jules Winchester, 12th Cercles Conference, LSE, September 2012

Analysing the language of global companies post-crisis: insights from an interdisciplinary approach, with Jules Winchester, Cutting Edges Research: Competing Discourses, Canterbury Christ Church University, July 2012

The communication of contrition: the language of global companies post-crisis, with Jules Winchester, Languages in the Real World, University of Portsmouth, May 2012

The emergence of narrative in the early stages of writing a doctoral thesis, EATAW, University of Limerick, June 2011

Using the National Student Survey to improve student learning, Subject Centre for Languages, Linguistics and Area Studies workshop, London, June 2011

Doing the product: an experiential task-based approach to inspire learners, with Yolanda Cerdá, IATEFL, Brighton, April 2011 

Learning to write in the PhD writing workshop: arbitrating student beliefs and expectations, with Hilary Arnold, BALEAP Conference, University of Portsmouth, April 2011

Deep end tasks for low-level learners, with YolandaCerdá BALEAP PIM, University of Bristol, February 2011

Assessing questions and answers in oral presentations, BALEAP PIM, University of Nottingham, November 2010

Developing student-centred discussion tasks, BALEAP PIM, University of Newcastle, February 2010

Listener recognition of information order in academic lectures, BALEAP PIM, University of Glasgow, November 2009

Dissertation writing workshops: the best way forward?, with Hilary Arnold, BALEAP, University of Reading, April 2009

Combining genre and process: academic writing at University College London, with Steve Marshall, EATAW/EWCA, Budapest 23-25 June 2003

Teaching academic writing in a multi-faculty university, with Steve Marshall, BALEAP, University of Southampton,  10-12 April 2003 

Criteria referenced essay assessment, report on an action research project on academic literacies funded by the Open University (February-October 2002) at Open University dissemination conference, University of Manchester, March 2003