Ann Smith is a lecturer on the MA TESOL (distance and face-to-face) and the MA Flexible at the School of Education. She has extensive experience as a TESOL/EAP teacher, teacher trainer, programme administrator, examiner and materials developer. She worked overseas for more than twenty years in educational organisations in China, Japan, Scandinavia and Canada. She joined the University of Nottingham in 1998.
Presently Ann teaches on the MA TESOL (distance and face-to-face) and the MA Flexible at the School of Education. On the MA TESOL, she is module convenor for the XX4W06 Language learner and Language Learning (distance) and XX4435 Grammar and the language classroom. She is also involved in teaching of XX4708 Developments in Language Teaching methodology and supervises MA dissertations. On the MA Flex, she teaches XX4W28 Learning through an Additional Language (English as an Additional Language and Content and Language Integrated Learning). At the School of English Studies, she teaches Syllabus Design and Methodology 1 and 11 for the distance MA in Applied linguistics and ELT.
She has also been involved in teaching and materials development for the Centre for English Language Education (CELE). She developed the syllabus for Oral Communication and Study for the International Foundation Programme in collaboration with colleagues in Nottingham and at the Centre for English Language Education at Nottingham Ningbo campus, China. More recently, she coordinated the development of the PEAP 1 syllabus combining EAP skills with cultural content.
She has participated in a number of special projects. These include developing teacher training materials for the E-China project and EFL materials for the Lingua 2 Project. This was part of Staging Foreign Language Learning in European schools under the Council of Europe.