About the Authors

Nicola Galloway

Nicola Galloway was an English language teacher for ten years. She currently works as a Lecturer in Education (TESOL) at the University of Edinburgh, where she teaches a course on Global Englishes. She has published on Global Englishes in System, ELT Journal, in a number of edited books, and in early 2015 was working on several other papers, particularly in relation to English language teaching.

Heath Rose

Heath Rose teaches applied linguistics at Trinity College Dublin, focusing on language teacher training. He holds a PhD from the University of Sydney in the field of language education. He has taught since 1997 in Australia, Japan, and Ireland. Recent publications include articles in Applied Linguistics, Foreign Language Annals, and Modern Language Journal.

Collaboration on Global Englishes

Both authors come from a background of English language education. Over the years, they developed an increasing interest in the areas of:

  • the growth of English language users worldwide
  • the role of and use of the language in their various teaching contexts
  • their students’ needs as future users of the language
  • the relevance of traditional English language teaching approaches and materials
  • their own positions as native English-speaking teachers.

They also subsequently became involved in the incorporation of the Global Englishes perspective into an English for Specific Purposes and English for Academic Purposes curriculum within a business university programme, where they both worked as curriculum coordinators.

As a result, the authors collaborated on a number of work and research projects over this time, which have been published in ELT Journal and Journal of English as a Lingua Franca, and have been presented at a number of international applied linguistics conferences.