Mr Mike McGarvey

Mr Mike McGarvey

Language Co-ordinator (ELT)

Language Centre

+44 (0)20 7955 7040
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Key Expertise
English for Academic Purposes (EAP)

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.


Expertise Details

English for Law; English for Business

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.                


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.