Dr Julie Norton

Dr Julie NortonLecturer in Education

BA (Hons) Sheffield, MPhil, PhD (Cambridge)

Tel: 0116 229 7541

Email: jen7@le.ac.uk


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 and is the Convener of the Applied Linguistics and Language Pedagogy Research Special Interest Group. She is a founder member of the Leicester Lesson Study Research Group.

Julie was a member of the ELT Journal review panel from 2010- 2012. She is now a member of the editorial panel for The European Journal of Applied Linguistics and TEFL.

Julie was external examiner for the MLitt in English Language Teaching at the University of St Andrews, Scotland from 2010-2012 and was the external examiner for the MSc in TESOL by distance learning programmes at the University of Aston, UK from 2011-2015.

Julie is co-author of the new, flagship coursebook series, Navigate B1 Pre-Intermediate published by Oxford University Press in January 2015. She toured the UK and France in May and June 2015 to talk to teachers about this publication. She has recently given plenary talks at IATEFL, Poland, 2015 and at the University of Gediz ,Teachers Research conferences in Izmir (2015 and 2016).



Julie teaches on the MA Applied Linguistics and TESOL programmes for the following modules:

• ED7010  Materials Design and Development in Language Teaching

• ED7002  Second Language Teaching

• ED7020  Intercultural Communication
• ED7009  Course and Syllabus Design

Selected Recent Publications

Wood, P., Fox, A., Norton, J. and Tas, M. (2016) ‘The Experience of Lesson Study in the UK’, Palgrave International Handbook of Action Research: Palgrave.

Norton, J. (2015) 'Developing Speaking Skills: How are Current Theoretical and Methodological Approaches Represented in Course Books?' The European Journal of Applied Linguistics and TEFL. Special Issue: Materials in the ELT Classroom: Development, Use and Evaluation.Volume 4/2: 53-72.

Krantz, C. and Norton, J. (2015) Navigate Coursebook B1 Pre-Intermediate. Oxford: Oxford University Press.  

Cajkler, W.; Wood, P.; Norton, J.; Pedder, D. & Xu, H. (2014) 'Teacher perspectives about lesson study in secondary school departments: a collaborative vehicle for professional learning and practice development.' Research Papers in Education (http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/02671522.2014.887139).

Cajkler, W. Wood, P. Norton, J. and Pedder, D. (2014) Lesson study as a vehicle for collaborative teacher learning in a secondary school. Professional Development in Education (http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/19415257.2013.866975).

Cajkler, W., Wood, P., Norton, J and Pedder, D. (2013) Lesson Study: towards a collaborative approach to learning in Initial Teacher Education? Cambridge Journal of Education 43/4: 537-554.

Norton, J.E. (2013) Performing Identities in Speaking Tests: Co-construction Revisited. Language Assessment Quarterly 10/3: 309-330.

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).

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