Sue Teale

Sue Teale

EAP Tutor & Presessional Coordinator

Contact details

Birmingham International Academy
46 Priorsfield
University of Birmingham
B15 2TT

I have worked at the University of Birmingham since 2009. Currently, I am an EAP tutor at the Birmingham
International Academy (BIA) where I teach on Foundation and Insessional programmes and have been a
presessional coordinator for the summer EAP Postgraduate Programme since 2015.


  • PhD in Medieval English and French Didactic Literature (The University of Birmingham)
  • MPhil on the work of Christine de Pisan (The University of Birmingham)
  • BA in combined honours English and History (The University of Birmingham)


I have lived in the UK, China and Zimbabwe where I have worked on a range of English courses, which have included general EFL, 1 to 1s, small classes for teenage learners, EAP presessionals and English for Court Interpreters. I have also worked as consultant for the British Council in Malawi.


  • Foundation Programme
  • Insessional – Economics
  • Presessional. – EAP PG
  • General EFL
  • ESP (English for Court Interpreters)

Other activities

Other responsibilities

In addition to my main responsibilities, I am responsible for the managing of the Teacher Assistant provision on the EAP PG summer presessional.

Academic interests

My main research interests include how you can successfully incorporate English for Specific Academic Purposes (ESAP) onto an English for General Academic Purposes (EGAP) course and the role of subject specialists.


BALEAP 2017 Bristol - “Integrating an English for Specific Academic Purposes (ESAP) component into an English for General Academic Purposes (EGAP) Course”.