Dr Alison Standring

Dr Alison Standring

Deputy Director

Language Centre

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Key Expertise
English for Academic Purposes (EAP)

About me

My role includes coordinating the Language Centre’s taught provision to ensure that it meets the needs of LSE learners, coordinating the EAP (English for Academic Purposes) programmes, and overseeing academic mentorship for undergraduate students on our BSc International Relations and Chinese and BSc Language, Culture and Society. Prior to LSE, I lived/worked in in Zambia, Papua New Guinea, Botswana, Bahrain and Poland. I have a BA in Politics and International Relations from Warwick University, an MA in English Language Teaching from Nottingham University and an EdD from Bristol University. My main areas of interest are language learning policy and practice, communication, course design, corpus analysis and genre analysis.

Expertise Details

Communication; Course Design

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