Dr Chris Martin

Dr Chris Martin

EAP Teaching Fellow

Contact details

Birmingham International Academy
46 Priorsfield
University of Birmingham
B15 2TT

I contribute to teaching on the BIA English for Academic Purposes (insessional) programme and support postgraduate students across various faculties with their academic English. I have also contributed to undergraduate and postgraduate presessional programmes as a Language Support Tutor.


  • Senior Fellow of Advance HE
  • EdD Foreign Language Education
  • MA Education (Applied Linguistics)
  • PGCE in Modern Foreign Languages
  • BA(Hons) in Linguistics and French


I have taught modern foreign languages (French, German and Spanish) for 13 years in secondary schools in the West Midlands as well as holding positions as Head of Faculty and Acting Head of Learning & Teaching. For the past five years, I have taught in higher education as a Presessional EAP Teaching Fellow, Visiting Lecturer in Education, Associate Lecturer in French and more recently, I have supported teaching on the Education doctoral programme (PhD/EdD) at the University of Wolverhampton. I am an active researcher in the field of motivational psychology with a focus on foreign language learning and I have published a number of peer-reviewed papers as well as presenting my research at national and international conferences.


  • BIA Insessional
  • Workshop English
  • BIA Presessional

Other activities

Conference Presentations & Invited talks:

August 2021 – The Motivated Classroom podcast – Guest Speaker

April 2021 – National Association of Language Advisers - Keynote Speaker

July 2020 – Online International Doctoral Research Conference – Liverpool John Moores University

June 2020 – Online Conference on Multilingualism – University of Reading

July 2019 – IAFOR European Conference on Language Learning – University College London


Martin, C. (2019) Modern Foreign Language Learning: The impact of parental orientations on student motivation, 7th IAFOR European Conference on Language Learning – Official Conference Proceedings, pp.47-60, ISSN: 2188-112X

Martin, C. (2020) Response to ‘The Motivational Dimension of Language Teaching’ (Lamb, 2017), Language Teaching, Vol. 53, Issue 2, pp.233-236.

Martin, C. (2020) Doctoral Research Report –British Association of Applied Linguistics Summer 2020 Newsletter, July Edition, pp.12-15. Available at: https://www.baal.org.uk/wp-content/uploads/2020/07/BAAL-News_117_Summer2020.pdf

Martin, C. (2020) Modern Foreign Language Learning: Exploring the impact of parental orientations on student motivation. Unpublished EdD Thesis. University of Wolverhampton. Available at: https://wlv.openrepository.com/handle2436/623842

Martin, C. (2021) Successful Doctoral Viva during COVID-19 – Commentary, British Association of Applied Linguistics 2021 Newsletter, Spring Edition, p.18. Available at: https://www.baal.org.uk/wp-content/uploads/2021/03/118_BAAL-News-FV.pdf

Lanvers, U. & Martin, C. (2021) ‘Language choice in England: Insights from parents and students’ in East, M., Lanvers, U., Thompson, A. (Eds) Language Learning in Anglophone Countries: Challenges, Practices and Solutions, Cham: Palgrave MacMillan.

Martin, C. (2021) Exploring the Journey to Identity and Belonging during Professional Doctoral Study, Impacting Education: Journal on Transforming Education [Online], Vol. 6 Issue 4, pp.36-39.

Martin, C. (2022) Modern Foreign Language Learning: Exploring the possible impact of parental experiences on student motivation. Innovation in Language Learning & Teaching. Taylor & Francis. DOI: https://doi.org/10.1080/17501229.2022.2043871

Martin, C. (forthcoming) Parental engagement in children’s learning and overcoming potential barriers: A short reflection. In Ross, J. (Eds). Building Brilliant Connections between Families and Schools: Better Engagement with School Communities. Routledge.

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