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H.

Catherine Walter
PhD (Cambridge) Licence-s-lettres (Paris III), BA,
DipTEFL
Higher Education Academy National Teaching Fellow
HIGHLIGHTS OF CAREER TO DATE
Teaching and teacher education
University Lecturer in Applied Linguistics, Department of Education,
and Fellow of Linacre College, University of Oxford, 2009-present.

2011-present Founder, Course Leader and Lecturer, Postgraduate


Diploma in Teaching English Language in University Settings (TELUS)
and MSc TELUS

2009-present Lecturer, MSc in Applied Linguistics and Second


Language Acquisition

2009-present Supervision of doctoral students in applied linguistics

2011-present Member, Departmental Research Ethics Committee

2009-present Linacre College Fellow coordinating provision for


students with disabilities

2009-present Member, Oxford University Gender Equality Steering


Group, 2009-2012; Oxford University Athena Swan and Gender
Advisory Group, 2012-present

Senior Lecturer in Education, Institute of Education, University of


London, 2003-2009.

2004-2007: Course Leader, MA in Teaching of English to Speakers of


Other Languages.

2004-2007: Equal Opportunities Coordinator of the School of


Culture, Language and Communication.

2007-2009: Equal Opportunities Coordinator of the Faculty of


Culture and Pedagogy (0.2 of post)

Supervision of doctoral students in applied linguistics

Visiting Lecturer, University of Bristol, 2002-2003. Visiting Lecturer,


University of Reading, 2000-2002. Visiting Academic, University of
Cambridge, 2000-2002.

Nine years of full-time teaching and teacher education, 1972-1981,


principally in France but also, briefly, in the United States. I was a
Diploma Tutor for the RSA DipTEFL. I held a tenured academic position
as a lecturer in English and English language teaching at the cole
Suprieure d'Ingnieurs en lectrotechnique et lectronique in Paris
until resigning for family reasons in 1979.

Materials development and consulting

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Free-lance author and consultant, 1981-2000. I authored and co-authored


award-winning books, consulted for the British Council other institutions,
and was invited to give lectures and workshops in over 30 countries in
Europe, the Americas and the Pacific Rim.
Advisory positions
UK Committee for Linguistics in Education (Member: 2003-present;
Secretary, 2004-2006; Chair, 2006-2009)

Chair, British Council English Language Advisory Group, 2007-present;


Member, British Council English Teaching Advisory Committee, 19982007.

Member, British Council Russian English Teaching Advisory Committee,


1999-2005.

Member, Advisory Committee to the UK Higher Education Authority


Subject Centre on Languages, Linguistics and Area Studies, 2004-2006

Member, Linguistics Specialist Panel, UK Higher Education Authority


Subject Centre on Languages, Linguistics and Area Studies,
subsequently reconstituted as the University Council for General and
Applied Linguistics, 2005-2009

External Examining

External Examiner for Masters programmes at Kings College London


(2003-2007), University of Essex (2004-2008) and Aston University
(2009-present)

External Examiner for PhD degrees at University of Cardiff, University of


London, University of Reading
Elected offices in professional organisations

1989 -

Member at large, Executive Committee, British Association for Applied


Linguistics, 2004-2009

Chair of the International Association of Teachers of English as a


Foreign Language (IATEFL) from 1992 to 1996. Co-opted Committee
member, 1996-1999 and 2001-present. Wider Membership Scheme
Advisory Committee, 1998-present. Advisory Council, 2003-present

Awards and honours

2012 (UK) Society of Authors and British Council Award for English
Language Teaching Writing, with co-author Michael Swan, for Oxford
English Grammar Course, Advanced

2012 OxTALENT Award (University of Oxford competitive award for the


innovative use of information technology to support teaching and
learning)

2008 Higher Education Academy National Teaching Fellowship


(national competitive award conferring lifetime status as exceptional
teacher in higher education in the UK)

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2001 Equal 2nd prize, English Speaking Union Duke of Edinburgh


Award, with co-author Michael Swan, for The Good Grammar Book

2001 (Japan) National Prize for the Promotion of International


Understanding, with co-author Michael Swan, for The Good Grammar
Book

1997 English Speaking Union Duke of Edinburgh Award for the best
book for English Language Teaching published in the UK in 1996, with
co-author Michael Swan, for How English Works

EDUCATION AND PROFESSIONAL QUALIFICATIONS

Prince2 Project Management Foundation Certificate

PhD, English and Applied Linguistics, University of Cambridge 2000

MPhil, English and Applied Linguistics, University of Cambridge 1995

Royal Society of Arts Diploma in the Teaching of English as a


Foreign Language (with Distinction)

1975

Licence-s-lettres, Linguistics and French literature (Licence


d'enseignement), Universit Paris III, Sorbonne Nouvelle

1971

BA, French literature (Magna cum laude), University of St Thomas,


Houston, Texas)
1970

2008

Languages: French, native-like speaking and writing


SELECTED PUBLICATIONS
Academic publications
Scott, D., Hughes, G., Evans, C., Burke, P.-J.,Walter, C. & Watson, D. (2013).
Learning Transitions in Higher Education. London: Palgrave Macmillan.
Busse, V. and Walter, C. (2013). Foreign language learning motivation in higher
education: a longitudinal study of motivational changes and their causes.
The Modern Language Journal (in press).
Walter, C. and Briggs, J. (2012). What professional development makes
the most difference to teachers? A report sponsored by Oxford
University Press, available at
http://www.academia.edu/3294074/What_professional_development_
makes_the_most_difference_to_teachers
Macaro, E., Handley, Z., and Walter, C. (2012). A systematic review of CALL in
English as a second language: focus on primary and secondary education.
Language Teaching 45(1):1-43.
Walter, C. (2008). Phonology in L2 reading: not an optional extra. TESOL
Quarterly 42/3: 455-474.
Walter, C. 2007. First- to second-language reading comprehension: not transfer,
but access. International Journal of Applied Linguistics 17/1:14-37.

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Walter, C. 2004. Transfer of reading comprehension skills to L2 is linked to


mental representations of text and to working memory. Applied Linguistics
25/3:315-339.
Walter, H.C. 2003. Reading in a second language. LTSN Subject Centre for
Languages, Linguistics and Area Studies (UK) (Ed.), The Guide to Good
Practice.
Walter, C. 2000. French learners. In M. Swan and B. Smith (Eds.), Learner
English, A Teachers Guide to Interference and Other Problems (second
edition). Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.
Walter, C. & Florent, J. 1989. A better rle for women in TEFL, ELT Journal,
43(3), 180-184.
Textbooks
Swan, M. and Walter, C. 2011. Oxford English Grammar Course. Oxford: Oxford
University Press. (Oxford English Grammar Course Advanced: Society of
Authors / British Council Award for English Language Teaching)
Swan, M. and Walter, C. 2001. The Good Grammar Book. Oxford: Oxford
University Press. (Equal 2nd prize in the 2001 English Speaking Union Duke of
Edinburgh Award; Japanese version, Winner of the first Japanese National
Prize for the Promotion of International Understanding.)
Swan, M. and Walter, C. 1997. How English Works. Oxford: Oxford University
Press. (Winner of the 1997 English Speaking Union Duke of Edinburgh Award)
Swan, M. and Walter, C. 1992. The New Cambridge English Course 3 (Students
book, Teachers book, Test book and cassettes). Cambridge: Cambridge
University Press.
Swan, M. and Walter, C. 1992. The New Cambridge English Course 4 (Students
book, Teachers book, Test book and cassettes). Cambridge: Cambridge
University Press.
Swan, M. and Walter, C. 1990. The New Cambridge English Course 1 (Students
book, Teachers book, Practice book, Test book and cassettes). Cambridge:
Cambridge University Press.
Swan, M. and Walter, C. 1990. The New Cambridge English Course 2 (Students
book, Teachers book, Practice book, Test book and cassettes). Cambridge:
Cambridge University Press.
Swan, M. and Walter, C. 1987. The New Cambridge English Course 3 (Students
book, Teachers book, Practice book, Test book and cassettes). Cambridge:
Cambridge University Press.
Walter, C. 1986. Genuine Articles. (Students book, Teachers manual and
answer key). New York: Cambridge University Press.
Swan, M. and Walter, C. 1985. The Cambridge English Course 2 (Students
book, Teachers book, Practice book, Test book and cassettes). Cambridge:
Cambridge University Press. (Equal 2nd prize in the 1985 English Speaking
Union Duke of Edinburgh Award)
Swan, M. and Walter, C. 1984. The Cambridge English Course 1 (Students
book, Teachers book, Practice book, Test book and cassettes). Cambridge:
Cambridge University Press.

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Walter, C. 1982. Authentic Reading (Students book, Teachers book).


Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.

EXAMPLES OF FUNDED RESEARCH and CONSULTANCIES


2011-2012

The Teaching of Welsh to Adults in Wales, Welsh Assembly


Government

2010-2011

New Technologies and English as a Second Language, Oxford


University Press

2008-2011

Facilitating Transitions to Masters-Level Learning through


Improving Formative Assessment and Feedback, Higher
Education Academy

2002-2003

Teachers into Researchers, Higher Education Academy

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