Mr Michael Beaney

Mr Michael Beaney

Assistant Language Co-ordinator (EAP)

Language Centre

Telephone
+44 (0)20 7955 6911
Room No
PEL.6.01g
Connect with me

Languages
English
Key Expertise
English for Academic Purposes (EAP)

About me

Since graduating from a BA in French and Politics, and an MA in International Relations, I have gained over ten years of experience working in language teaching roles in Turkey, Italy and the UK.  I have worked for three years as a Coordinating Language Teacher at the LSE, providing insessional academic and language support for international students from a group of Departments that come under the LN991 Academic cluster. These Departments include International History, Government and International Relations.  I am currently the Assistant Coordinator of the EAP Department, with responsibility for coordination of our summer pre-sessional programmes. This role ties in with my research I am currently undertaking for the EdD at UCL’s Institute of Education, in which I am specialising in EAP pre-sessional assessment.

Expertise Details

Validity in language testing; Pre-sessional assessment; Proofreading

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 you can take as part of your degree and a range of language options that you can take outside of your main degree programme. All programmes and courses relate language study and support to the fields of interest of social science students.

The Language Centre is part of LSE’s Academic and Professional Development Division.

About the Academic and Professional Development Division

The units in LSE’s Academic and Professional Development Division run degree programmes, courses and events; offer advice, opportunities and funding to advance the development of academic staff and students; and support the implementation of educational strategy and policy across the School.  

LSE Language Centre            

The Language Centre provides language courses, language support and services to LSE undergraduate students, post-graduate students, research students, LSE alumni, LSE staff and external students.                                            

LSE LIFE            

LSE LIFE is the new academic, personal and professional development centre for undergraduate and taught master’s students, housed in bespoke space on the ground floor of the Library and offering hundreds of events, workshops and one to one sessions each term.

Learning Technology and Innovation (LTI)

LSE LTI provide advice, support and collaboration for staff in the use of technologies to enhance and innovate teaching and learning.                

LSE100

LSE’s flagship interdisciplinary course, LSE100: Thinking like a social scientist, introduces undergraduate students to the ways in which different disciplines analyse some of the major issues confronting contemporary societies.            

LSE Teaching and Learning Centre            

LSE’s Teaching and Learning Centre offers events, formal qualifications and a range of development and funding opportunities to academic staff and those with teaching roles across the School.

Digital Skills Lab

The Digital Skills Lab  provides digital skills training for staff and students, in Microsoft Office, web design, and data science. In addition to practical workshops and online courses, staff and students may also undertake professional certifications to demonstrate and validate their IT skills proficiency.