Sean Gardner

Foundation Programme Tutor

Contact details

Birmingham International Academy
46 Priorsfield
University of Birmingham
B15 2TT

As a tutor with the Birmingham International Academy team, I guide international students toward entry into undergraduate study, particularly in the development of Academic English style and a range of language-related study skills. I have also worked on presessional programmes for postgraduates, in-sessional, 1-2-1 and intensive courses, general and subject-specific.


  • MA Language in Education (Open University)
  • BA (Hons) Linguistics (University of York)
  • Advanced Certificate in TEFL (University of Leicester)
  • PGCE EFL/Modern Languages (Birmingham Polytechnic)


I have wide-ranging experience in teaching English (and other languages), in the UK and abroad, including working in schools,colleges, universities and other educational settings as a manager, coordinator, teacher and tutor.

My special professional interests lie in error analysis, academic style, vocabulary development and English for Specific Academic Purposes.


  • Foundation Programme - English and Study Skills Module
  • EAP Postgraduate Presessional
  • EAP Undergraduate Presessional