Mr Mike McGarvey

Mr Mike McGarvey

Language Co-ordinator (ELT)

Language Centre

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About me

I worked for the Law Society for England and Wales for 5 years following my BA in Business Law. I moved into English language teaching in the early 1990’s working in Spain, Turkey and South America after returning to the UK to complete two MSc’s in Applied Linguistics and Multimedia and Computing. I began my career in EAP at UCL in 1996 before taking up a position at the LSE in 1999 as Co-ordinator for EAP programmes. My main areas of interest are course design and teaching methodologies.

My current position at LSE involves coordinating EAP support for the  LN992 Academic cluster.



English for Academic Purposes; English for Law; English for Business

About the Language Centre

The Language Centre here at the London School of Economics reflects the specialist nature of the School itself, namely, a world class institution where the quality of teaching and research is paramount.

LSE is not just a multi-national university but also a multi-lingual one.

We offer English for Academic Purposes programmes, undergraduate degree courses 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.                


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.