As Lecturer (Teaching) English as a Modern Foreign Language (EMFL), John Goodyear is the Academic Lead for this programme of study in the Department of Modern Languages. Alongside this teaching work, he is Chair of the Year Abroad for the School of Languages, Cultures, Art History and Music.
In addition to his teaching role at the University of Birmingham, Goodyear has featured as a presenter on German television, fronting the 60-minute and 90-minute German-language documentary Happy Birthday Niedersachsen for regional public broadcaster NDR. He is also researching post-war Anglo-German theatre life, specifically in the context of the Globe Theatre in Oldenburg, Germany. He recently appeared on BBC Radio WM to talk about the project.