Peter Saunders

  • psaundersAssociate Lecturer


    Senior Fellow, Higher Education Academy
    PGDipLATHE, Oxford University
    MA in Educational Technology & TESOL, Manchester University (Distinction)
    RSA Dip TEFLA, International House Rome
    BSc in Economics and Politics, Bath University

  • When I look back at my past career, I feel very old because I realise that I have been teaching English to international students since well before most of my current students were born. My background is in TEFL, and I spent over 10 years teaching English at the British Council centres in Japan, Ecuador, Germany, Russia, China, Tunisia, Saudi Arabia, Egypt and Thailand – every time I got bored I moved to a new country!
    In addition to my part-time position at the International Centre, I work as a teacher trainer on intensive courses in China for the British Council, and I do English language proficiency examining work in Italy and Spain.
    Corpus linguistics and educational technology.
    Ten book reviews in System – Elsevier's International Journal of Educational Technology and Applied Linguistics:

    April, 2016: Introducing English for Academic Purposes. Maggie Charles and Diane Pecorari. Abingdon: Routledge, 2016. 205 pp. doi:10.1016/j.system.2016.04.010

    January, 2016: Teaching Languages Online (2nd Edition). Carla Meskill and Natasha Anthony. Bristol: Multilingual Matters, 2015. 237 pp. doi:10.1016/j.system.2015.12.012

    July, 2015: Language MOOCS: Providing Learning, Transcending Boundaries. Elena Martín-Monje and Elena Bárcena Madera (Eds.). Berlin: De Gruyter Open Ltd, 2014. 175 pp. doi:10.1016/j.system.2015.06.005

    February, 2015: Web As Corpus: Theory and Practice. Maristella Gatto. London: Bloomsbury Academic, 2014. 232 pp. doi:10.1016/j.system.2015.01.010

    July, 2014: Technology Enhanced Language Learning: Connecting Theory and Practice. Aisha Walker and Goodith White. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2013. 208 pp. doi:10.1016/j.system.2014.07.006

    November, 2012: Blending Technologies in Second Language Classrooms. Paul Gruba and Don Hinkelman, Chippenham: Palgrave Macmillan, 2012. 200 pp. doi:10.1016/j.system.2012.10.005

    April, 2012: Functional grammar in the ESL classroom: Noticing, exploring and practicing. Rodney Jones and Graham Lock. Palgrave Macmillan: Houndmills, Basingstoke, 2011. vii + 146 pp. doi:10.1016/j.system.2012.04.008

    June, 2011: Communicative Activities for EAP. Jenni Guse. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2011. 318 pp. doi:10.1016/j.system.2011.06.005

    February, 2011: Second Language Teaching and Learning in the Net Generation. Raquel Oxford and Jeffrey Oxford. University of Hawaii: Honolulu, 2009. 220 pp. doi:10.1016/j.system.2011.01.002

    July, 2010: Teaching Academic and Professional English Online. Isabel González-Pueyo, Carmen Foz Gil, Mercedes Jaime Siso, María José Luzón Marco (Eds.). Bern: Peter Lang, 2009. 228 pp. doi:10.1016/j.system.2010.06.007