Dr Alison Standring

Dr Alison Standring

Deputy Director

Language Centre

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Key Expertise
English for Academic Purposes (EAP)

About me

My background is in English for Academic Purposes (EAP). I grew up in Zambia, Papua New Guinea, Botswana and Bahrain and have taught English in Poland, Bahrain and the UK.

I have a BA in Politics and International Relations from Warwick University and an MA in English Language Teaching from Nottingham University. I completed my EdD in the summer of 2020 and I am particularly interested in academic writing, genre analysis and corpus analysis.

Expertise Details

Academic Writing; English for Teaching Purposes; Corpus Analysis; Genre Analysis

About the Language Centre

LSE is a centre for the study of the social sciences and this is reflected in its Language Centre.

Our courses focus on language and society, encouraging you to learn how to use language in the contexts you would like to live, study and work in. We teach people to speak languages, but also teach about language (socio-linguistics and intercultural communication) and offer a range of courses on literature and society. 

We offer English for Academic Purposes programmes, BSc programmes a range of undergraduate degree courses that can be taken as part of a degree and a range of language options that can be taken outside of a degree programme. All programmes and courses relate language study and support to the fields of interest of social science students.