Dave Watton

Dave Watton

EAP Tutor & Presessional Coordinator

Contact details

Birmingham International Academy
46 Priorsfield
University of Birmingham
B15 2TT

I teach foundation level Academic English and Study Skills on the Birmingham International Academy (BIA) English module. I also teach undergraduate and postgraduate students on presessional English programmes during the summer.


  • Diploma in Teaching English as a Foreign Language to Adults
  • BA (Hons) Architecture


I have taught abroad both in the Basque Country and in South Korea, where I worked for the British Council as a teacher-trainer and young learners course manager. Since returning to the UK, I have worked in both further and higher education and have taught English for Academic Purposes at BIA since 2008.


  • Academic English and Study Skills (BIA English module)
  • 15-week presessional EAP programme (Postgraduate)
  • 6-week presessional EAP programme (Undergraduate)

Other activities

I have a particular interest in experimenting with more creative approaches to EAP and encouraging others to harness their own creativity as classroom practitioners.