Dr Steve Issitt

Steve Issitt

EAP Teaching Fellow

Contact details

Birmingham International Academy, Priorsfield
University of Birmingham
B15 2TT

I work at the BIA where I am involved in the running of the EAP Presessional Programme. I also teach a wide range of insessional classes. 



  • MEd
  • BSc
  • PGCE



I have been here at the BIA since 2001 and before that for several years as an EAP teacher in the summer. I have worked in most sectors of education including primary, secondary and tertiary. I worked in schools for 15 years in special needs, ESOL and in the mainstream. Currently, I am developing an academic profile and am in year 4 of a part-time PhD in Applied Linguistics where my interest lies in second language writing development.



  • EAP 2
  • EAP 1
  • Lunchtime classes, including Speaking, Study Skills, Academic Writing and British Culture
  • Departmental classes, including IDD and BBS


Moving in the right direction: synchronising the assessment components of a high stakes university EAP programme.Collated Papers for the ALTE 7th International Conference, Madrid (ALTE, 2021)

Confidence, theory and criteria: improving scores on the IELTS speaking test.
ELTJ .Volume 62/2 April 2008 (article)

A question of exams: a study of the features of MSC and MBA Finance examination papers.  Birmingham Education, Theory and Action- online learning and teaching journal. Vol 1 No.2 pp24-33 August 2008 (article)

Beyond expectations: a survey of student concerns and perceptions of change on a UK departmental presessional programme. International perspectives in Higher Education Research, Volume 3. International Relations. M. Tight (ed). Elsevier. 2005 (book chapter) Co written with Dr J. Lamie.

Beyond the stereotypes: a theme based English language course. TESOL Spain NewsletterJuly 2005 (article)

Classroom decision-making: process syllabuses in practice. English for Specific Purposes. 24/2 2005 (book review)

Teaching Financial English: Modern English Teacher, July 2004 (article)