Dawn Leggott is an Education and Language Consultant, Proofreader and former Principal Lecturer at Leeds Beckett University. A linguist and fully qualified (TEFLQ) English language teacher, she has taught and managed English for Academic Purposes (EAP), Business English and General English programmes in Spain, Germany and the UK and has developed a range of workshops about supporting international students and staff.
In the UK she has gained over a decade of management and teaching experience as a Principal Lecturer at Leeds Beckett University.
Her key areas of expertise include:
A specialist proofreader and proof-editor, Dawn focuses on the proofreading of academic books, journal articles and conference presentations of both native and non-native speakers of English in the subject areas of languages and linguistics, education and business. She also proofreads English as a Foreign Language, German and Spanish exams.
Employability of school pupils and university students
She is passionate about helping school pupils to see the benefits of language learning and university students to make the transition from student life to the world of work, particularly through employer engagement. She has published and presented on the themes of the employability and independent learning of language graduates.
She has worked with final year language degree students on an innovative work-related module for which she was recently nominated for an Achieving Excellence Award in Enterprise and Innovation.
Quality enhancement and international student support
She is an experienced auditor/inspector of English language programmes and Senior Examiner for EAP for NCUK. She has led the University's English Language Teaching team through two very successful British Council inspections and collaborated closely with the International Office and University Quality Team as advisor and facilitator of staff training in relation to international student recruitment and support.
She is described by her students as, “I love your class. You are so on the ball, so productive, so enthusiastic” and by colleagues as, “Many thanks for all of your input Dawn – I appreciate that you have turned into our go to guru on any English language related problem.”
Having lived in Germany for 1 year and Spain for 10 years and fully integrated into their cultures, Dawn has first-hand experience of the excitement and practical challenges involved with operating within diverse cultures, and with diverse people. She worked as a translator, interpreter and General and Business English teacher before running a language school in Madrid. Through her work at Leeds Beckett University and as Quality Auditor for NCUK she has also worked for shorter periods of time in other countries, including China, Japan and Cuba. These international experiences have made her keenly aware of the vital role which English and intercultural awareness play in international business communications.
Dawn specialises in Proofreading, bespoke Quality Enhancement, Employer Engagement and International Student staff training, advice and support for universities, English language teaching and testing organisations and international businesses.
In her free time she enjoys playing the electronic organ and hill walking.
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