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Steve Brown


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As a lecturer in English Language and TESOL, I have a wide range of research interests related to the English language, language acquisition and language teaching. My years in the Scottish Further Education sector led to me developing an interest in the role of ESOL in the integration and inclusion of migrant communities. However, I also ave a wider interest in the role of ELT in global society and its ability to have both a positive and a negative impact on communities.


  • LC5201 Education extension. Adult education. Continuing education
  • TESOL; Critical Pedagogy; Syllabus Design; Teacher Education
  • PE English
  • ELT; ESOL; TEFL; EFL; TESOL; Second Language Acquisition

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Research Output

  • 3 Article
  • 2 Chapter
  • 2 Conference contribution

ESOL, emancipation and “comfort radicalism”: perceptions of ESOL practitioners in the Scottish further education sector

Brown, S., 20 Sep 2019, ESOL provision in the UK and Ireland: Challenges and Opportunities. Mishan, F. (ed.). Oxford: Peter Lang, p. 183-209 27 p. (Language, Migration and Identity; vol. 2).

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

  • What's so funny 'bout peace, love and understanding? The role of social justice in ELT

    Brown, S., Dec 2019, IATEFL TDSIG Newsletter.

    Research output: Contribution to specialist publicationArticle

    Open Access
  • Which side are you on? IATEFL in a messed-up world

    Brown, S., 10 Jul 2019, In : IATEFL Voices. 269, p. 10-11 2 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

    Open Access

    Mixed messages (or how to undermine your own policy): ESOL provision in the Scottish FE sector

    Brown, S., 4 Sep 2017, The Principal: Power and Professionalism in FE. Daley, M., Orr, K. & Petrie, J. (eds.). London: UCL IOE Press, p. 46-56 11 p.

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

    Open Access

    Language input through project-based learning

    Brown, S., 1 Mar 2016, IATEFL 2015 Manchester Conference Selections: 49th International Conference, Manchester, 11-14 April 2015. Pattison, T. (ed.). Faversham, Kent: IATEFL, p. 51-53 3 p. 3

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution