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William Tweddle, BA(Hons), MA TESOL, SFHEA


Presessional Programme Convenor

Telephone: +44 (0)20 7882 6626
Room Number: Bancroft Building 136


William has been teaching EAP at Queen Mary since 2008 and became the Presessional Programme Convenor in 2013. He has worked on the Science and Engineering Foundation Programme, delivered workshops on the Academic Study Programme and taught credit-bearing courses in Academic Writing for Associate students as part of the Insessional Programme.

Each summer he also teaches on the Presessional courses and has created learning objects for the online "Academic English Online" self-access bank of materials for Queen Mary students.

William's twenty three years' teaching experience includes time spent teaching in Turkey and Spain. Following this, he gained an MA in TESOL from the Institute of Education in 1996. Before joining QMUL, William spent six years teaching and teacher-training at the Bell Educational Trust. His current enthusiasms include embedding technology in pedagogic practice, teaching pronunciation and the role of creativity in the classroom.



The Business Advanced Teacher's Book. Martin Barge, William Tweddle and Paul Emmerson (2009). Macmillan.

Aviation English CD-ROM. Barge, M. and Tweddle, W. (with Emery, H. and Roberts A.) (2008). Macmillan.

Conference Papers:

2015. Setting a Precedent with Open Resources Development in English for Specific Academic Purposes. Alannah Fitzgerald, Martin Barge, Saima Sherazi & William Tweddle. BALEAP Biennial Conference, University of Leicester.

2013. Developing and Exploiting Online Resources for EAP Students: Barge, M., Cooper, J. and W. Tweddle. Norwegian Forum for EAP. 7th Summer Seminar. Høgskolen i Oslo og Akershus.

2013. Making digital open educational resources for EAP. Barge, M., Fitzgerald, A. and W. Tweddle. BALEAP Biennial Conference, Nottingham University.

2012. Sharing 'Academic English online': Issues in open educational practice. Barge, M., Cooper, J. and W. Tweddle. BALEAP Professional Issues Meeting, University of Southampton.

2011. Capturing Students' use of an Academic English Online Resource: Informing Future Development. Barge, M., Cooper, J. and W. Tweddle. BALEAP Biennial Conference, Portsmouth University.

2010. The development of online provision for students of academic English. Barge, M. and Tweddle, W. Part of the Materials writing in ELT Symposium. IATEFL, 44th International Conference, Harrogate.

2009. Teaching Techniques for Multimedia Language Labs. Barge, M. and Tweddle, W. 3rd CEMLL Digital Language Lab Symposium, University of Ulster.

2009. Developing EAP Skills in Multimedia Language Labs. Barge, M. and Tweddle, W. BALEAP Biennial Conference, University of Reading.

2007. Technology-Enhanced Language Learning for African Air Traffic Controllers. Barge, M. and Tweddle, W. IATEFL, 41st International Conference, Aberdeen.