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Holly Vass

Holly Vass
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.

  • 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
  • Lecturer for TEFL modules
  • Course tutor for CELTA
  • Lecturer for academic and business English modules
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University of the year shortlisted
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