James Henry


Lecturer in EnglishJames Henry

School of Humanities
Faculty of Arts and Humanities
Coventry University
Priory Street
Coventry
CV1 5FB

George Eliot Building
Room: GE431/432
Email: bsx271@coventry.ac.uk


Biography:
James has taught English as a Foreign Language for a number of years, in Italy and Turkey as well as at UK universities. His main teaching at Coventry University is based on Academic English courses for international students of business, and on pre-sessional programmes helping to prepare students to succeed at university.


His main research interests include investigating the genres of writing that students are expected to complete at university, and corpus investigations of international students' academic writing. Other interests include designing materials which are focused on particular disciplines or courses.
His hobbies include; playing and watching football, travelling, snowboarding and playing the acoustic guitar. Reading and films are also important pastimes.

Qualifications:
• M.A. (in progress), English Language Teaching, Coventry University
• CPE/Graduate Diploma, Law, Birmingham City University
• Diploma, English Language Teaching to Adults (DELTA), Cambridge School of English, Verona, Italy
• Certificate, English Language Teaching to Adults (CELTA), New College Nottingham
• B.A (Hons), History, The University of Nottingham


Professional Licences and Certifications:
• 2010-present, CELTA Trainer


Research Interests:
• Genre Analysis in Academic English
• Corpus Linguistics
• Materials Design for Specific Academic Purposes


Teaching:
• Business English EAP modules
• Pre-sessional courses
• CELTA and teacher-training modules

Coventry University No.1 Modern University No.1 Modern University in the Midlands
Coventry University awarded TEF GOLD Teaching Excellence Framework
University of the year shortlisted
QS Five Star Rating 2020
Coventry City of Culture 2021