Rebecca Hughes

 

 

Rebecca Hughes, is Chair of Applied Linguistics at the University of Nottingham, and Director of the Centre for English Language Education (CELE). The Centre provides English language preparation and academic literacy support for international students at the University, both in the UK and Nottingham’s campus in Zhejiang province (Ningbo), China.  Approximately 1000 students per year study on Foundation courses organised by the Centre and an international BA programme launched in September 2007.
Professor Hughes has personal research interests in spoken language, grammar, and academic literacy.  She has published widely in applied linguistics including most recently Exploring Grammar in Writing (Cambridge University Press, 2005), TESOL, Applied Linguistics and the Spoken Language (editor, Palgrave-Macmillan, 2006).  Her articles on University language policy and internationalisation include a contribution to the OECD Forum in 2006 (forthcoming in Higher Education Management and Policy Journal. 20/1).
As member and recently chair of The University’s Collaborative Courses Committee she has over the last 5 years developed particular expertise in the implementation of international collaborative awards and the frameworks for analysing risks and benefits in relation to these.