Mrs Jennifer Marshall

Jennifer Marshall

Position: Senior Lecturer in Education Studies and MA Education

College: College of Arts, Humanities and Education

Subject area: Education Studies & SEND

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  • Senior Lecturer,  TESOL Pathway Leader Education Studies
  • MA Education Full-time and  TESOL Pathway Leader

Teaching responsibilities

As a Lecturer in Education Studies, I have responsibility for leading the following modules:

  • Education and Globalisation (Stage 2) , An Introduction to TESOL (Stage 2) and Education and Global Inequality (Stage 3). 
  • I also supervise a range of Independent Studies. Additionally, I lead the TESOL pathway and two modules on the MA in Education; Language Learning: Theory and Practice and The Principles of English Language Teaching

Professional interests

Having lived abroad and taught students from culturally diverse backgrounds for many years, I am interested in all aspects of international education and lead an international field trip every year. As an English language educator for over 20 years, I am also interested in TESOL.  I am currently undertaking doctoral work which focuses on the role of different types of vocabulary needed at undergraduate level study and how this links to academic achievement.

Research interests

Recent research projects have centred on the internationalisation of higher education. Specifically, I am interested in how the needs of both European and international students can be met through various academic support mechanisms and inclusive teaching strategies.

  • RTLF award:  Exploring Undergraduates Vocabulary Sizes.
  • TIR Award for investigating the intercultural sensitivity of academic staff towards the teaching and learning of international students
  • TIR Award titled ‘Meeting Student Expectations:  Providing Subject Specific Academic Glossaries in Education’. 
  • TIR Award for Investigating the English language needs of UoD ESOL students

Membership of professional bodies

  • Fellow Member of the Higher Education Academy


Undergraduate qualifications

  • BSc International Affairs (Highest Honours) - Georgia Institute of Technology 
  • Certificate in French - Georgia Institute of Technology
  • Certificate in Teaching English to Adults - University of Cambridge

Postgraduate qualifications

  • Postgraduate Certificate in Teaching and Learning in Higher Education - University of Derby
  • MA Education - University of Derby

Recent publications

Marshall, J. (ed) (forthcoming) Contemporary Debates in Education Studies, Abingdon: Routledge

Marshall, J. (2016) Meeting the needs of ESOL and EAL learners:  A critical discussion of policy, in O’Grady, A. & Cottle, V. (eds) (2016) Exploring Education:  A Masterly Enquiry, Abingdon:  Routledge

Marshall, J. (2015) The United States, Latin America, immigration and education, in Brown, M.A. (ed) (2015)  Migration and the education of young people 0-19, Abingdon:  Routledge

Marshall, J. (2014) Is txt spk killing the English language? In, Nijjar, B., Winder, N. & Muir, K. (2014) Edexcel International GCSE English as a Second Language, (2nd Edition), London: Edexcel Pearson

Marshall, J. (2014) An Introduction to Comparative and International Education, London:  Sage


Recent conferences

Marshall, J. (2016)  How can we cultivate a deep appreciation for cultural diversity:  Is intercultural education the answer? at the 7th annual TEAN Conference, Birmingham, UK

Marshall, J. (2014) An exploration of undergraduates’ vocabulary size and academic achievement at the Society for Research into Higher Education Newer Researchers Conference in Newport, Wales

Marshall, J. (2014) Comparative Education – what do we know? At the 5th Annual Professionalism Conference ‘Professionalism and Knowledge’ Sponsored by SCETT, East Midlands

Marshall, J. (2013)Supporting International Students: A Peer Mentoring Approach at the University of Derby, at the University of Derby LTA Conference, Buxton

Marshall, J. (2010) An examination of the attitudes and perceptions of ESOL students towards their English language learning needs at the University of Derby. LTA Conference, Buxton

Additional interests and activities

When I am not reading and writing, I enjoy walking my dog Brian, horseriding lessons and going shopping with my daughters.

Experience in industry

  • ESOL Coordinator (HE) University of Derby, 2007-2010
  • ESOL Examiner University of Cambridge, 2005-Present
  • ESOL Lecturer University of Derby, 2004-2010
  • ESOL Lecturer University of Gloucestershire, 2000-2003
  • ESOL Teacher Bury Language School, Suffolk, 1997-2000

International experience

  • ESOL Teacher JET Programme, Okayama, Japan 1994-1995
  • Specialist Tutor St. Francis School, Georgia, USA 1995-1996
  • ESOL Teacher International House, Bieksko-Biala, Poland 1996-1997

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