Dr Richard Badger

Dr Richard Badger


Before I came to Leeds, I spent nine years at the University of Stirling and before that I worked in Further Education in Coventry. I have taught in Malaysia, Nigeria and Algeria.


  • Director of Student Education

Research interests

Funded Research Projects

A comparative study of the interaction between teaching methodology and student motivation in IELTS preparation courses in the UK and India’ (Badger, Lamb, Chattopadhyay and Bradford), current.

The use of tactics and strategies by Chinese students in the listening component of IELTS (UK1213-IELTS) published as Badger & Yan (2009).

To what extent is communicative language teaching a feature of IELTS classes in China? (UK1405 IELTS).  

Selected Recent presentations

April 2011 IATEFL  Conference, Brighton, The real thing! Authenticity and the teaching of listening.   

April 2010 IATEFL Conference, Harrogate, Getting real: changing conceptions of authenticity.

September 2008 BAAL Conference, Swansea, Taking the measure of PowerPoint.

June 2008  IVACS Conference, Limerick, Ireland. Retextualisation  and appropriation: a corpus based approach to learning in lectures

May 2006. BAAL/CUP Seminar, Warwick University. Learning from Multimedia lectures.

September 2005. BAAL Conference. University of Bristol. Argument and identity across academic disciplines: a corpus based approach

September 2005. Language in the Media. University of Leeds. The uses of grammar: how newspapers use the term grammatical.

<h4>Research projects</h4> <p>Any research projects I'm currently working on will be listed below. Our list of all <a href="https://essl.leeds.ac.uk/dir/research-projects">research projects</a> allows you to view and search the full list of projects in the faculty.</p>

Student education

With Aisha Walker, I am the co-ordinator for the MA Programmes in TESOL & ICT in the School of Education.

Research groups and institutes

  • Centre for Language Education

Current postgraduate researchers

<h4>Postgraduate research opportunities</h4> <p>The school welcomes enquiries from motivated and qualified applicants from all around the world who are interested in PhD study. Our <a href="https://phd.leeds.ac.uk">research opportunities</a> allow you to search for projects and scholarships.</p>