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Siân Lund


  • As English for Academic Purposes (EAP) Coordinator, Siân Lund is responsible for supporting the communication needs of international students at the Royal College of Art, as well as native speakers who wish to improve their academic writing style in the context of Art and Design. Siân has developed and coordinates the Pre-Sessional course for international students who need to refresh and develop their language skills before joining their programme at the RCA. During the academic year Siân is responsible for developing and coordinating a range of workshops which address all four language skills – reading, writing, listening and speaking – in an academic context.

    Siân liaises with staff across the College in a needs analysis capacity as well as a staff development role fostering understanding of the processes of internationalisation from an acculturation perspective. This involves promoting understanding of the processes of acculturation that all students experience from changes in behavioural skills to cognitive adjustment. 

  • Biography

  • Siân has a Masters in Applied Linguistics from Birkbeck College, London and a BA Hons in Mandarin Chinese and French. She has taught, developed and led language and intercultural communication courses for 25 years. For over 15 years she has been a tutor in English for Academic Purposes in UK Higher Education and China. 

    Siân has been involved in promoting understanding of acculturation by organising and leading several presentations and seminars.

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  • Publications, exhibitions and other outcomes

  • Articles, presentations and seminars

    (2019) Lund, S. 'Position and Critical Engagement', European Association for the Teaching of Academic Writing (EATAW) conference, Sweden.

    (2019) Lund, S. & James, A. 'An Ontology for Critical Engagement', Criticality in EAP, RCA seminar organised by Siân Lund.

    (2019) Lund, S. 'Tools for Communication': Booklet investigating the process of enquiry and position development among Art and Design students.

    (2019) 'Criticality, Creativity and Context: EAP in Art and Design', a one-day seminar hosted by Siân Lund at the RCA.

    (2018) Lund, S. & James, A. 'Academic Literacies and EAP: Same or different: ALL for one and one for ALL – Academic Literacies and EAP in a Graduate Diploma Programme'. BALEAP/ALDin HE joint one-day conference, University of Essex.

    (2018) Lund, S. and Yuelin Liu,  'Critical Thinking in a Culturally Diverse Design Education – Equal Voices?', Presentation at SOAS Teaching and Learning Conference.

    (2017) 'Moving from EAP-centric one-way model of intercultural communication towards a two-way process of acculturation within institutions', Presentation at BALEAP Intercultural Communication PIM, Nottingham.

    (2016) Lund, S., Neilson, S., Healey, C. ‘Acculturation: facilitation and Attainment for All’, HEA Arts and Humanities Conference.

    (2015) A.Purser, S. Lund, R. Williams, L. Thomsen. 'The Use of Cabled Deep Sea Benthic Crawlers in Marine Science Education' 2015 Aquatic Sciences Meeting, Granada, Spain.

    (2015) Lund, S. and Neilson, S., ‘Beyond EAP – towards Intercultural Conversation’, Presentation at BALEAP 2015 Conference.

    (2014) Lund, S. 'Acculturation and Internationalisation: Reflections from a Symposium at Kingston University' in U. Wingate, D. Killick (eds) International Student Experience Journal 2 (2).

    (2014) Lund, S. and Williams, R., 'Online Collaborative Writing: Testimony of a wiki project and recommendations', Brookes eJournal of Learning and Teaching 6 (2).

    (2014) Lund, S., 'What is the legal limit? To what extent can EAP tutors advise on the content of legal studies assignments?' Presentation at BALEAP PIM: Authenticity in EAP, Leeds University.

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