Curriculum Vitae - Summary

Summary of Personal Details

First Name: Nicolas Surname: Moore
Date of Birth: 1965 Nationality: British

Summary of Qualifications

Sheffield Hallam University Fellow Higher Education Academy
University of Liverpool Ph.D. "Structuring Information in Written English"
Aston University M.Sc. Teaching English
U.C.L.E.S. Advanced Diploma Language Teaching Management
R.S.A./U.C.L.E.S. Diploma T.E.F.L.
R.S.A./U.C.L.E.S. Certificate T.E.F.L.A.
University of London B.Sc. Anthropology and Psychology

Summary of Vocational Experience

Experience includes

Language & Linguistics English for Business, Engineering, Computing & Tourism
Funded Research Projects Teaching EAP
MA, MEd & PhD Supervision Language Teaching Pedagogies
PhD Examiner Teacher Training
External Examiner English Composition
Editor & Reviewer ESP/EAP Course, Materials & Assessment Design
Programme Evaluation Classroom Research
Web-based Learning Tools EAP Exam Preparation

Research and Specialisations include

Discourse Analysis Language, Literacy and Learning
English for Specific & Academic Purposes Research Paradigms
Subject-Specific Corpus Research Teacher Training Workshops and Programmes

Posts include

Linguistics Lecturer - U.K. & U.A.E.
English Composition & Rhetoric Lecturer - U.A.E.
ESP & EAP Teacher - U.A.E., Oman, U.K. & Turkey
General EFL Teacher - U.K., Brazil & Turkey
Teacher Trainer - U.K., Brazil & Turkey
ELT Advisor & Curriculum Consultant - Turkey

Summary of Publications

11 Articles/reviews in Academic Journals 10 Professional magazine articles
14 Articles in Edited Collections 3 Edited Collections
24 International Conference Presentations

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Curriculum Vitae - Details

Personal Details

Full Name:                                        Nicolas Antony James MOORE

Date and Place of Birth:                  1965, England

Nationality:                                       British

Contact:                                            najmoore[at]


Professional Qualifications 

May 2014 Sheffield Hallam University Fellow Higher Education Academy
December 2010 The University of Liverpool PhD Thesis title: "Structuring Information in Written English"
Click here for access to PhD files.
August 1999 U.C.L.E.S. Advanced Diploma in Language Teaching Management (ADLTM)
April 1998 Aston University M.Sc. Teaching English
June 1991 R.S.A./U.C.L.E.S. Diploma T.E.F.L. (Dip. TEFL)
February 1989 R.S.A./U.C.L.E.S. Certificate T.E.F.L.A.

General Qualifications

1984 to 1987 University Of London, Goldsmiths' College B.Sc. (hons.) Anthropology and Psychology
1977 to 1984 Felpham Comprehensive School G.C.E. "A" Levels in Business Studies and English
    G.C.E. "O" Levels in Mathematics, Physics, French, Sociology & English Language

Details of Employers and Responsibilities

Name of Employer


Position: Responsibilities


Sheffield Hallam University TESOL Centre, Science Park Unit 1, City Campus, SHEFFIELD S1 1WB Senior Lecturer: Module Leader for 'Analysing Language' & 'Evaluating Practice in Context' on M.A. TESOL; Language Teacher; Teacher Education Lecturer; M.Ed., M.A., Ed.D. & Ph.D. supervisor November 2012 to present
Khalifa University of Science, Technology and Research PO Box 573, SHARJAH, United Arab Emirates Senior Lecturer: English for Engineering; Introduction to Linguistics March 2002 to October 2012
Sultan Qaboos University Language Centre, PO Box 43, P.C.123, MUSCAT, Sultanate of Oman EAP Lecturer: English for
August 2001 to February 2002

Higher Colleges of Technology

Dubai Women's College, PO Box 16062, DUBAI, U.A.E.

Faculty: Course Coordinator, EAP Teacher, IELTS preparation

August '98 to
July 2001

Bilkent University School of English Language (BUSEL)

Bilkent University, ANKARA 06533, Turkey

Instructor: Curriculum Adviser, EAP Teacher, Teacher of English in Tourism Dept.

October '94 to
July '98

English Language Centre, Brighton

33 Palmeira Mansions, HOVE, U.K.

Temporary EFL Teacher

July to September ’92 & ’94
June to September ‘91

Dilko English

Altiyol Direkli Ishani Kat.2, Kadikoy, ISTANBUL, Turkey

Teacher Trainer, ELT Consultant: ESP Teacher, ESP Course Designer

September '92 to June '94

International House, Recife

Britanic English Centre, Rua Joao Ivo da Silva, Madalena 50000, RECIFE, Brazil

Teacher Trainer , EFL Teacher

January '92 to
July '92


1 Elm Court, Arden Street, STRATFORD-UPON-AVON, U.K.

Supply Teacher of ESP & Business English

September ‘91 to January ‘92

Kent English

Selanik Cad. 7, ANKARA, Turkey

EFL Teacher

September '89 to
June '91

Further details available on request.

This experience also preceded by part-time teaching and other full-time positions.

Details of Publications

(2018) Nick Moore, Sue Sheerin, Ayşen Güven & John Wrigglesworth A Framework for Quality Assurance in English-Medium Higher Education in Turkey British Council, Turkey
(2017) Tim Jay, Ben Willis, Peter Thomas, Roberta Taylor, Nick Moore, Cathy Burnett, Guy Merchant, & Anna Stevens Dialogic Teaching - Evaluation report and executive summary Education Endowment Foundation Available online
(2017) Book Review - Goodman, Fries & Strauss: Reading - The Grand Illusion Literacy 51/2, pp.120 DOI: 10.1111/lit.12100
(2016) What's the point? The Role of Punctuation in Realising Information Structure in Written English Functional Linguistics 3/6, pp.1-23 DOI: 10.1186/s40554-016-0029-x Available online
(2016) Nick Moore & Grisel Salmaso Guest Editor of Systemic Functional Linguistics & Education International Journal of Language Studies 10/3, pp.1-4
(2016) Grisel Salmaso & Nick Moore Guest Editor of Systemic Functional Linguistics & (Critical) Discourse Analysis International Journal of Language Studies 10/2, pp.1-4
(2015) Book Review - Bartlett: Hybrid Voices and Collaborative Change Functions of Language 22/3, pp.394-401
(2014) Helen Emery & Nick Moore (eds.) Teaching, Learning and Researching Reading in EFL (Dubai: TESOL Arabia)
(2014) Nick Moore & Helen Emery Introduction in Emery & Moore (eds.) Teaching, Learning and Researching Reading in EFL (Dubai: TESOL Arabia), pp.3-5
(2014) Nick Moore, Gillian Knight & Claudia Kibburz Developing an Assessed Reading Portfolio to Improve Reading Habits and Raise Test Results in Emery & Moore (eds.) Teaching, Learning and Researching Reading in EFL (Dubai: TESOL Arabia), pp.214-237
(2013) Book Review - Meunier, De Kock, Gilquin and Paquot (eds): A Taste for Corpora: In Honour of Sylviane Granger Studies in Second Language Acquisition 35/1, pp.188-189
(2013) Book Review - Steels (ed): Experiments in Cultural Language Evolution Issue 24-98 Available online
(2012) Going Beyond Speech to Seek out New Information in Writing and Beyond in Knox, J.S. (ed.) To Boldly Proceed - Papers from the 39th International Systemic Functional Congress, pp.195-200 Available online
(2012) Modelling the Flow of Discourse in a Corpus of Written Academic English in Groom & Mason (eds.) Proceedings of Corpus Linguistics 2011 - Discourse and Corpus Linguistics Available online
(2012) Nick Moore & Tom Le Seelleur Interview with Isobel Abulhoul READ Magazine, EAFL Special Edition, pp.18-21
(2012) Tom Le Seelleur & Nick Moore The "Power of ONE" Campaign in the U.A.E. Extensive Reading World Congress Proceedings, 1, pp.56-59. Available online
(2012) Book Review - Clark & Lappin: Linguistic Nativism and the Poverty of the Stimulus Issue 23-1096 Available online
(2011) Forget Facebook - Get a Bookbook READ Magazine, Issue 3, p.22
(2011) An Online Reading Protocol to Research Readers’ Reactions to Text in Watson-Todd, R. (ed.) Proceedings of the International Conference: Doing Research in Applied Linguistics pp.120-130 Available online
(2011) Book Review - Hunston: Corpus Approaches to Evaluation Issue 22-3156 Available online
(2011) Nick Moore & Tom Le Seelleur Reading all over the World: U.A.E. - The Power of One. Extensive Reading Journal 4.3, p.14 Available online
(2011) Networking: Doing Research in Applied Linguistics TESOL Arabia Perspectives 18/2 pp.52-53
(2011) Tom Le Seelleur & Nick Moore Reading Champions READ Magazine, Issue 2, pp.25-26
(2010) Analysing for Information Across Modes in Caballero Rodriguez & Pinar Sanz (eds.) Ways and Modes of Human Communication (Cuenca: Ediciones de la Universidad de Castilla-La Mancha) pp.821-829
(2008) Bridging the Metafunctions: Tracking Participants through Taxonomies in Jones & Ventola (eds.) From Language to Multimodality: New Developments in the Study of Ideational Meaning (London: Equinox), pp.111-129
(2008) Validating a Model of Information Structure in Written English through a Reading Protocol in Steiner & Neumann (eds.) Proceedings of the 19th European Systemic Functional Linguistics Conference and Workshop, 23rd-25th July, 2007, Saarbrücken, Germany. Available online
(2006) Advanced Language for Intermediate Learners: Language Needs Analysis and Curriculum Specification in English for Academic Purposes in Byrnes, H. (ed.) Advanced Language Learning: The Contribution of Halliday and Vygotsky (London: Continuum), pp.246-264
(2006) Aligning Theme and Information Structure to Improve the Readability of Technical Writing Journal of Technical Writing and Communication 36/1 pp.43-55
(2005) Assessing Language Learning Behaviour in Davidson, Coombe & Jones (eds.) Assessment in the Arab World (Dubai: TESOL Arabia), pp.3-26
(2004) Book Review - Flowerdew & Peacock (eds.): Research Perspectives in English for Academic Purposes English for Specific Purposes 23 pp.96-100
(2003) Book Review - Ghadessy, Henry & Roseberry (eds.): Small Corpus Studies and ELT System 31 pp.301-303
(2002) Book Review - G. Salmon: E-Moderating Language Learning and Technology 6/3. Available online
(2002) What Can A Website Do For My Students? (Or for me?) Language Centre Forum March 2002 (Muscat: Sultan Qaboos University Press)
(2002) Book Review - D. Douglas: Assessing Languages for Specific Purposes English for Specific Purposes 21/3 pp.291-297
(2000) Book Review - K. Townshend: InfoTech 1: Email, S. Hewer: InfoTech 2: Text Manipulation, T. Atkinson: InfoTech 3: WWW The Internet System Vol. 28 /1
(2000) What is 'Computer English'? in Riley, Troudi & Coombe (eds.) Teaching, Learning and Technology (Al Ain: TESOL Arabia)
(1998) Vocabulary Teaching: Sharing the Workload in Spring & Gilroy (eds.) Quality Learning in English Medium Higher Education - the Challenge of Content, Skills and Language (Ankara: Bilkent University)
(1998) This Session Belongs to … in Engin, Harvey & O'Dwyer (eds) Teacher Training / Teacher Development: Integration and Diversity (Ankara: Bilkent University)
(1996) Learner Training in Conscious Noticing in Bil Lingua Vol.1 (Ankara: Bilkent University School of English Language)


Conference Presentations

A Sense of Identity: What Research in 'Identity' Means for Applied Linguistics 7th Conference On Critical Approaches To Discourse Analysis Across Disciplines (CADAAD), Aalborg University, Denmark, 4th-6th July, 2018
Playing Catch-Up: Linguistic Knowledge about Language in Tertiary Education (with Judy Axelby) "Teaching grammar: from theory to policy and practice" Linguistics and Knowledge about Language in Education (LKALE) - BAAL Special Interest Group Meeting, Aston University, Birmingham, UK, 27th-28th April, 2018
Best Practice Worldwide in QA for English-Medium Higher Education Presentation & Workshop Facilitator for "Workshop on creating a National Quality Framework for English in Higher Education", Council of Higher Education, Ankara, Turkey, 27th February, 2018
An SFL approach to grammar and knowledge about language (with Lise Fontaine) "Approaches to teaching grammar and knowledge about language" LKALE-BAAL SIG Meeting, University of Sheffield, Sheffield, UK, 15th May, 2017
The Co-text and Context of Research into Identity in Applied Linguistics "Corpora and Context" 8th Biennial Inter-Varietal Applied Corpus Studies (IVACS) International Conference, Bath Spa University, Bath, UK, 16th-17th June, 2016
The Evolving Contribution of SFL to Practices in English for Academic Purposes "Systemic Functional Linguistics and Language Education" 41st International Systemic Functional Congress (ISFC), Universidad Nacional de Cuyo, Mendoza, Argentina, 14th-19th April, 2014
Are You a Competent EAP Teacher? "Methods and Means in ELT" 20th TESOL Arabia Conference (TACon), Hyatt Regency, Dubai, UAE, 13th-15th March, 2014
Attention Please! Achieving Focus in Spoken, Written and Digital Texts "Language in a digital age: Be not afraid of digitality" 24th European Systemic Functional Linguistics Conference and Workshop (ESFLCW), Coventry University, UK, 1st-3rd July 2013
Going Beyond Speech To Seek Out New Information In Writing & Other Modalities "To Boldly Go…" 39th ISFC, University of Technology, Sydney, Australia, 16th-20th July, 2012
The "Power of One" Campaign in the UAE (with Tom Le Seelleur) "Extensive Reading: The Magic Carpet to Language Learning" 1st Extensive Reading World Congress, Kyoto Sangyo University, Japan, 3rd-6th September, 2011
Modelling the Flow of Discourse in a Corpus of Written Academic English "Discourse and Corpus Linguistics" Corpus Linguistics 2011, Birmingham University, UK, 20th-22nd July, 2011
The Implications of an Online Reading Protocol to Research Readers’ Reactions to Text "Doing Research in Applied Linguistics" KMUTT, Thailand, 21st-22nd April, 2011
Perceptions of Instructional Technology and their Impacts (with Jonathan Doll & Tom Le Seelleur) "Transformations in TESOL" 16th TACon, Zayed University, UAE, 11th-13th March, 2010
Hearing Voices: Intonation and Information in Written English “Choice” 21st ESFLCW, Cardiff University, U.K., 8th-10th July, 2009
Analysing for Information across Modes “Ways and Modes of Human Communication” / “Modos y Formas de la Comunicación Humana” XXVII AESLA International Conference, University of Castilla-La Mancha, Spain, 26th-28th March 2009
Validating a Model of Information Structure in Writing Using an Experiment into Readers' Responses "Data and Interpretation in Linguistic Analysis" 19th ESFLCW, Universitat des Saarlandes, Germany, 23rd-25th July 2007
Crossing the Metafunctions: Bridging Inference and Cohesion "Exploring Meaning-making: Field and the Ideational Meta-function" 17th ESFLCW, King's College, University of London, U.K., 1st-4th August 2005
Advanced Language for Intermediate Learners "Educating for Advanced Foreign Language Capacities: Constructs, Curriculum, Instruction, Assessment" Georgetown University Round Table on Languages and Linguistics, Georgetown University, Washington, U.S.A., 10th-13th March, 2005
A Corpus-Based Study of Register Variation Applied to a Language Learning Vocabulary Syllabus "Systemic Linguistics and the Corpus" 29th ISFC, University of Liverpool, U.K., 15th-19th July, 2002
Assessing the 3Rs: Reading, Righting and Reflection "Critical Reflection" 7th TACon, Hilton Hotel, Abu Dhabi, UAE, 20th-22nd March, 2002
Technology in Language Teaching - Who CALLs the Shots? (with Tony Gurr) "Tools of the Trade" 1st Teacher to Teacher Conference, Military Language Institute, Abu Dhabi, U.A.E., 3rd-4th May, 2000
What is Computer English? "Teaching, Learning and Technology" 5th TACon, Hilton Hotel, Al Ain, UAE, 17th-19th March, 1999
Unifying the Diverse Demands of ESP Vocabulary "Unity Through Diversity" 4th TACon, Hilton Hotel, Al Ain, UAE, 25th-27th March, 1998
Sharing the Workload "Quality Learning in English Medium Higher Education" 3rd Bilkent International ELT Conference (Bilkent ELT), Bilkent University, Ankara, Turkey, 4th-6th December, 1997
This Session Belongs To... "Teacher Training and Teacher Development: Integration and Diversity" 2nd Bilkent ELT, Bilkent University, Ankara, Turkey, 6th-7th December, 1996


Research Projects

Review of Quality in English in Higher Education (Lead Consultant) - British Council, Turkey, 2018 (£13,500)
Academic Language and Learning (Co-Investigator) - Sheffield Hallam University 'Shaping Futures' pilot project, 2017-19 (£100,000)
Integrating English (Consultant for Evaluation) - Education Endowment Foundation, 2016-19 (£400,000) More details here
Improving Talk for Teaching and Learning (Field Worker) - Education Endowment Foundation, 2015-17 (£500,000) More details here
Reading Champions (Consultant) - Emirates Foundation, 2009 (21,000Dhs)


Doctoral Supervision

Evaluation of the Relative Efficacy of an Instruction Program focusing on top-down and bottom-up Listening Processes (Director of Studies)
Communication Strategies in Libyan ELT Classrooms (co-supervisor)
Transnational Education in China: Perspectives on TNE Curriculum Design and Delivery (co-supervisor).


Editorial Positions

Australian Journal of Linguistics Reviewer
Cogent Education Reviewer
Cogent Social Sciences Reviewer
International Journal of Language Studies Associate Editor
Journal of Academic Language and Learning Reviewer
The Journal of Extensive Reading Member of Editorial Board
Language Awareness Reviewer
Linguistics and Education Reviewer
READ Magazine Co-founding Editor. All four issues available online from
System Reviewer
TESOL Arabia Perspectives Feature Article Reviewer (2006-2011)


External Examiner Posts

University of Huddersfield External Examiner: Professional & Business English (four programmes)
Open University External Examiner: Professional Communication Skills for Business Studies; English for Academic Purposes (2013-2017)
Aston University Ph.D. Examiner
Deakin University Ph.D. Examiner
De Montfort University Ph.D. Examiner
London Metropolitan University Ph.D. Examiner
Sheffield Hallam University (internal) Ph.D. Examiner


Other Areas Of Experience In H.E.

Chair, Health & Safety Committee
Committee Member, Academic Quality & Standards
Conference organisation
Programme, course & module design & validaton
Academic staff search, selection & recruitment


Other Areas Of Experience In EFL

Teacher recruitment
Overseas education counselling
Company liaison
Staff development policy and programme management
Examination preparation (FCE, IELTS)


Other Relevant Skills
High level computer literacy in:
  • Software packages for text analysis
  • Blackboard & Moodle
  • SPSS
  • HTML coding (including this site)
  • Dreamweaver
  • Online presentation tools, e.g. Prezi, Camtasia & Infogram
  • Microsoft Windows
  • Microsoft Office Applications: Word, Visio, Excel & PowerPoint
  • Various E-Mail & Internet applications.

Foreign Languages:

  • Advanced: spoken Turkish
  • Intermediate: written Turkish
  • Beginner: French, German, Spanish

Full driving Licence.





Alice Oxholm
Head of TESOL Teacher Education
Sheffield Institute of Education
Sheffield Hallam University

Tel: +44 114 225 5508
Fax: +971 6 5611 789
Email: a.oxholm[at]

Prof. Cathy Burnett
Sheffield Institute of Education
Sheffield Hallam University

Tel: +44 114 225 3666
Email: c.burnett[at]


Summary of Career Development in Applied Linguistics, EAP, ESP, Teacher Training & EFL

Sheffield Hallam University, UK:
I am grateful for being able to expand my experience in both language teaching, particularly EAP and ESP, and teacher education in this supportive environment. I aim to develop my research experience for publication and in research projects as a member of the excellent Sheffield Institute of Education.

Khalifa University (formerly Etisalat University College), UAE:
This institution provided me with a host of experiences that would be difficult to find elsewhere. Being provided with trust and a large degree of autonomy, and as part of a respectful and highly-motivated team, I was able to introduce significant curriculum changes particularly in the area of assessment. I designed, taught, reviewed and revised a range of courses in the skills of reading, vocabulary, and writing in EAP courses, as well as courses leading to TOEFL or IELTS. I also introduced composition and technical writing courses to the university and designed and delivered the first "Introduction to Linguistics" course. Working exclusively with engineering students, at all levels (including post-graduate), I was responsible for developing opportunities for online language learning. These include developing academic vocabulary learning exercises and tutorials in academic research, focussing on library and internet research and acknowledging sources. Previous changes required a complete reorganisation of the syllabus based on a Needs Analysis that I designed, implemented and analysed. I was also involved in accreditation procedures for local and international bodies, helped organise conferences and seminars, and served on committees for Health and Safety and Academic Quality and Standards.

Language Centre, Sultan Qaboos University, Oman:
My experience at Sutan Qaboos University allowed me to further develop my teaching skills in English for Academic Purposes. I was able to focus on English for Science and Technology, and specifically on English for Engineering. In a very short space of time I was given shared responsibility for developing vocabulary materials and tests, and for integrating these into the course with developments in Internet technology, and WebCT in particular. The academic environment at SQU has afforded me the opportunity to start my PhD thesis.

Dubai Women's College, Higher Colleges of Technology, UAE:
The strong emphasis on technology and its applications to learning at DWC encouraged me to develop my computer skills (such as HTML coding and using Dreamweaver), enabling me to implement, and evaluate the use of, web-based technology in language course delivery. Working extensively with the Software Engineering team and the head of teaching and learning, I was involved in the design, implementation, documentation and evaluation of an integrated "Problem-Based Learning" syllabus and methodology. As Course Coordinator, I introduced considerable innovations into the corresponding English programme, especially in the area of assessment, and continued to use corpus-based analyses of specific purpose language to enhance the vocabulary syllabus and to develop relevant materials which also focused on consciousness-raising and learner training. All of these developments lead to clear improvements in student achievement and study habits, resulting in possibly the most successful programme in the college.

Bilkent University School of English Language (BUSEL), Ankara:
Being given the opportunity to study for a Masters degree in teaching English was one of the main attractions of the position at BUSEL. As the Curriculum Coordinator for the English Language Support Unit (ELSU), I developed the existing programmes to achieve a more satisfactory relationship between teaching and testing, as well as identifying relevant language by building and analysing a corpus for the Computer Technology and Programming department. As Curriculum Development Coordinator I assembled small curriculum project teams, one of which produced materials for language consciousness-raising materials published in the in-house coursebook. I developed the vocabulary syllabus for the series of coursebooks and provided vocabulary materials for the coursebooks. I taught "general" EAP and subject-specific EAP classes. I was also involved in the Staff Development Programme.

Dilko English, Istanbul:
Working as teacher trainer in Dilko allowed me to expand my teacher training experience in Istanbul where there is a lot of professional support. In my second year my responsibilities were increased to include ESP course, materials and test design for courses such as English for cabin crew, English for meetings, and business English. I also taught a number of general English, business English and ESP courses.

English Language Centre, Hove:
I have had the opportunity to enjoy the challenges presented by multilingual classes in this well-resourced centre.

International House, Britanic English Centre, Recife:
I enjoyed the work here, improving my general English teaching skills and earning my first experience in teacher training.

Linguarama, Stratford-Upon-Avon:
The ideal learning conditions in this ESP centre impressed on me the importance of needs analysis in ESP. Working with professional adults with a clear purpose in their learning was an enjoyable experience. I took up my post in Recife before any full-time opportunity arose here.

Kent English, Ankara:
This was the ideal training ground for a novice teacher, providing both repetition and new teaching challenges. All my teaching here was of General English and at the end of my second year I passed the RSA/UCLES Diploma.

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