Dr Julie Norton
Lecturer in Education
BA (Hons) Sheffield, MPhil, PhD (Cambridge)
Tel: 0116 229 7541
Julie Norton’s first degree was in French and German from the University of Sheffield. She obtained an MPhil and PhD in English and Applied Linguistics from the University of Cambridge and also has qualifications in teaching English (RSA Prep Cert and RSA Diploma in TEFL).
Julie has taught in France, Japan and the UK, at universities, companies and private language schools. She worked in Japan's second largest steel company, and was involved in instructing research scientists and businessmen in English, intercultural communication training, teacher training and editing scientific papers. She also taught at the British Council in Tokyo. In France, she worked for International House and developed a self-access learning centre in an international pharmaceutical company. She also taught at the University of Paris V and the University Institute of Technology in Paris.
Julie joined the School of Education at Leicester in 1997 and teaches on both the campus-based and distance learning MA Applied Linguistics and TESOL. She also supervises doctoral students on the EdD and PhD programmes. She is now a member of the English Language Teaching Journal review panel and external examiner for the MLitt in English Language Teaching at the University of St Andrews, Scotland.
Julie teaches on the MA Applied Linguistics and TESOL programme for the following modules:
• ED7002 Second Language Teaching and Learning
• ED7020 Intercultural Communication
• ED7010 Materials Design and Development in Language Teaching
• ED7009 Course and Syllabus Design
Selected Recent Publications
Norton, J.E. and Gieve, S. (2010) ‘The Erasure of Linguistic Difference in Media Representations of Encounters with Others on British Television’, Language Awareness 19/3: 205-225.
Gieve, S.N. and Norton, J.E. (2007) ‘Dealing with linguistic difference in encounters with Others on British television’ (pp188-212) in S. Johnson and A. Ensslin (Eds). Language in the Media: Theory and Practice. Continuum Press.
Norton, J.E. (2005) ‘The Paired Format of the Cambridge Speaking Tests’, English Language Teaching Journal 59/4 (pp287-297).