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Holly Vass

Holly VassLecturer and CELTA Course Tutor English and Languages

 

School of Humanitites
FACULTY OF ARTS AND HUMANITIES
Coventry University
Priory Street
Coventry
CV1 5FB

 

George Eliot Building
Room: GE319
Email: holly.vass@coventry.ac.uk
Tel: 024 7688 8198
Profile:

Holly works in the area of TEFL and she is a Cambridge-approved CELTA tutor. Holly’s background is in Spanish and applied linguistics, and she lived and taught EFL in Spain for over two decades. In addition to teacher education and development, her main areas of interest include English for Specific Purposes, in particular legal and business discourse, as well as English for Academic Purposes. She is currently working towards a Ph.D. in Languages for Specific Purposes.
Qualifications:
  • Ph.D. (in progress), Applied Linguistics, Madrid Polytechnic University, Spain
  • Diploma, Spanish as a Foreign Language, Cervantes Institute, Madrid, Spain
  • Diploma of Advanced Studies, Applied Linguistics, Madrid Polytechnic University, Spain
  • M.A., Applied Linguistics, George Mason University, Virginia, USA
  • Certificate, TEFL, George Mason University, Virginia, USA
  • B.A., Spanish, University of Virginia, USA
Professional Licences and Certifications:

  • 2010-present, CELTA teacher trainer, Cambridge approved
  • 2006, Qualified Teacher Status (QTS), General Teaching Council for England
Research Interests:

  • Academic reading and writing
Selected Outputs:

  • Vass, H. (2004) 'Socio-cognitive Aspects of Hedging in Two Legal Discourse Genres'. Iberica 7, 125-141
Teaching:

  • Lecturer for TEFL modules
  • Course tutor for CELTA
  • Lecturer for academic and business English modules