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Judy Barker

Language Adviser and Lecturer

Language Centre

Contact Details


tel: 01905 855492

Teaching & Research

Teaching & Research

Judy studied English Language and Literature at Radboud University in the Netherlands. After gaining a PGCE in TEFL she taught English as a foreign language in Further and Adult Education and at Dutch secondary schools until her move to the UK in 1994. She is an approved Assistant CELTA tutor. In addition to teaching EFL, she has taught Dutch and conducted GCSE and A level Dutch oral examinations since 1997.

After being appointed at the University of Worcester Language Centre in 2006, she has worked in a variety of roles related to language learning and teaching and has been involved in a number of projects that explored using e-learning effectively. One such project focused on teaching modern foreign languages via a virtual classroom. Another investigated the benefits of streaming student presentations to allow self-reflection. She is currently involved in customising an online English for academic studies course to suit students' needs.

Professional Bodies

Professional Bodies

Registry of Certified Interpreters & Translators (Bureau BTV), the Netherlands, registration no. 4145

Conferences and publications

Conferences and publications

Conference papers

'Blended learning and continuous assessment: mixing and matching'. Association of University Language Centres Conference 2017, Queen's University Belfast

'English for Academic Studies: the Flipped Classroom Experience' (with John Hankinson). AULC Learning & Teaching Support SIG Event 2016, University of Worcester

'Developing Students’ Academic Communication Skills', University of Worcester Annual Teaching, Learning and Student Experience Conference 2016, University of Worcester

'English for Academic Studies: Tailored Online Support for International Students'. Learning, Teaching and Student Experience Conference 2015, University of Worcester

'Using English UK Campus on a Pre-sessional Course: Why, How and Again Next Year?' English UK Teachers' Conference 2014, London

'Filming and Streaming Student Presentations: Worth the Effort?' (with A. Harbuz). Supporting Student Learning & Teaching Conference June 2012, University of Worcester

'"Sorry, Course Cancelled"; What Do Students Think of Hybrid Language Learning as an Alternative?’ (with J. Lewin-Jones and P. Snookes). HEA LLAS Subject Centre Languages in Higher Education 2010 Conference: Raising the Standard for Languages, London

'WWW: Worcester, Warwick and Wimba - Connecting Learners' (with J. McKie, P. Snookes and T. MacKinnon). Association of University Language Centres Conference 2010, University of Exeter

'From Myth to Release: Providing On-demand Access to Free-to-air Broadcast Recordings' (with J. McKie). Association of University Language Centres Conference 2010, University of Exeter

'Blended Learning as a Means to an End' (with J. McKie and P. Snookes). E-Learning Symposium 2010, University of Southampton

'Establishing Blended Learning Provision in Your Department – Reflections on the Blended Language Learning Consortium Project' (with P. Snookes). Supporting Student Learning & Teaching Conference June 2009, University of Worcester


Barker, J. and Snookes, P. (2009) 'Blended Learning as a Means to an End', Worcester Journal of Learning and Teaching, Issue 3

External Responsibilities

External Responsibilities