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School of Languages, Linguistics and Film

Dr Elaine Boyd


Room Number: Bancroft Building 1.29


Dr Elaine Boyd has been involved in English language assessment design and teacher training for a range of international organizations including the British Council,  Cambridge Assessment, Pearson as well as working with various education ministries to develop assessment tools. She has been especially concerned with the impact of assessments in the classroom and worked closely with teachers and teacher educators delivering courses in assessment literacy in Europe, India and SE Asia and has published articles in this field.

Elaine has also authored several exam coursebooks for a range of age groups for leading international publishers. Her PhD investigated spoken language using corpus data and her current research interests include intercultural communication, classroom assessment and managing learner feedback.  


Teaching on the MA in English Language Teaching and on the MA in Language Teaching.

Module lead for EAL7214 and EAL7314 Assessment in Language Teaching.



Boyd, E. (2022) Commonality versus localization in curricula. In Little, D. & Figueras, N. (Eds.) Reflecting on the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages and its Companion Volume. Bristol: Multilingual Matters. 


Boyd, E. & Donnarumma, D. (2021) Intercultural barriers to feedback in study abroad settings. In López- Jiménez, M. D. & Sanchez-Torres, J. (eds.), Intercultural competence past, present and futureNew YorkSpringer. 


Boyd, E. & Donnarumma, D. (2018) Assessment Literacy for Teachers: A pilot study investigating the challenges, benefits and impact. In Xerri, D. & Vella Briffa, P. (Eds.), Teacher Involvement in High Stakes Language Testing.  Switzerland: Springer International. 

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