Dr Saman Jamshidifard


Pathways (University English/Foundation) Lecturer

Oxford Brookes Business School


Present positions: University Teacher at Oxford Brookes, Inspector for Independent Schools Inspectorate.

Past positions: Interpreting and translation roles across the public sectors in Hampshire, Language analyst for British Gas and Tier 4 inspector for British Accreditation Council. Key Stage 3 Supply Teacher across Oxfordshire.

Teaching and supervision

Modules taught

  • Academic Writing
  • Academic Listening and Speaking
  • Intercultural Communication
  • Orientation to University Studies
  • Research
  • Academic Reading

Foundation and University English lecturer. Module Leader for Academic Writing 1 and Academic Listening and Speaking 2.


Language Policy and Language Planning, Language and inequality, Language and Power


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Professional information


  • Jamshidifard, S, (2011) Iran and Global Scientific Exchange: the case of English,
    Iran and Global Scientific Exchange, Wales, UK
  • Jamshidifard, S, (2006) English as an Imperial Language, Sociolinguistics Symposium 16, University of Limerick Ireland.
  • Jamshidifard, S, (2006) State of play versus actual needs and wants,
    IATEFL Harrogate International Conference Centre
  • Jamshidifard, S, (2006) English as an Islamic Language, TELLSI 06, University of Kermanshah, Iran.
  • TELLSI (Iran), BAAL & Sociolinguistics Symposium (UK and Ireland)

Further details

Languages spoken

Persian, English