Teaching English in British universities now

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The author describes the varied teaching tasks of a beginning lecturer in the Scottish university system, and notes the challenges of encountering new and different forms of language: for students, the language of literary texts; for teachers, the language of management and audit. He concludes that whilst university lecturers may feel like ambassadors between the world of public service provision and the end users - or students - lecturers are nevertheless still trying to enable students to find the right language for their encounters with texts, their relationships with them, and even with the world at large.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)251
Number of pages6
JournalCambridge Quarterly
Publication statusPublished - 2005


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