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Christopher Timothy McGuirk

Lecturer in EFL (English as a Foreign Language), University of Central Lancashire

A teacher of English as a second language for 14 years. I have an MA in teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages from the University of Manchester, along with a Trinity Dip TESOL and CELTA qualification. I have a BA in Japanese/Second East Asian Language from the University of Durham.

I currently lecture in ESOL/EFL at the University of Central Lancashire, and recently started a PhD in Applied Linguistics at the University of York, focusing on language learner identity development within an online space.

My research interests include computer and mobile-assisted language learning, second language acquisition, language learning psychology and digital natives.


  • 2016–present
    Lecturer, University of Central Lancashire


  • 2014 
    Trinity Dip TESOL, TLI Edinburgh
  • 2012 
    MA TESOL, University of Manchester
  • 2005 
    BA Japanese/Second East Asian Language, University of Durham
  • Preston, Lancashire
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