Neil Mann

Neil Mann

English for Academic Purposes Programme Manager - College Programmes

Contact details

Birmingham International Academy
46 Priorsfield
University of Birmingham
B15 2TT

I am the EAP Foundation Programme manager. I support our foundation year international students in the development of their language and academic skills as they begin their journey at the University of Birmingham.


  • MA Applied Linguistics and TESOL
  • Trinity Diploma in TESOL
  • Cambridge CELTA
  • BA (Hons) International Relations


I have been teaching English or managing English teaching programmes for around fifteen years, and I am currently the programme manager for the BIA’s English for Academic Purposes Foundation Programme. Previously to joining the University of Birmingham I spent a decade working for the British Council most recently as Head of Teaching and Learning, Saudi Arabia. As well as the UK and Saudi Arabia I have lived and worked in Vietnam, Egypt and Tanzania. Beyond the classroom my research, projects and conference presentations have primarily focussed on the professional development of teachers, quality assurance and monitoring, and curriculum design.


I teach or have taught courses focussed on:

  • English for Academic Purposes
  • Pre-sessional English
  • Business English
  • Exam Skills
  • General English

Other activities

I am also involved in:

  • Materials and assessment development
  • Teacher training and assessment moderation
  • Teacher recruitment
  • Academic Integrity

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