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Renata Seredynska

Assistant Professor, Faculty of Social Sciences



Renata is an assistant professor and teaches and convenes on the MA TESOL and MA Education (Flexible) programmes as well as co-convenes a Nottingham Advantage Award module. She is a Senior Fellow of the Higher Education Academy and a member of the Languages Education and Literacies Research Group and the Centre for International Education Research. Currently, Renata also holds the role of the Deputy Senior Tutor in the School of Education

Renata has over twenty years of experience in teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL) and English for General and Specific Academic Purposes (EGAP and ESAP) for over twenty years. Prior to joining the Master's programmes, Renata taught at the Centre for English Language Education (CELE), CELE and International Communications at the University of Nottingham Ningbo China, Centre for Language Teacher Training at the University of Warsaw, Poland and EFL and ESP at various private language courses in Poland. Renata has experience in language teaching, materials development, language testing and assessment (including IELTS) and course leadership.

Renata qualified as an English teacher with a BA in TESOL and MA in English Philology from the University of Warsaw Poland. She also holds a BA and an MA in Economic and Political International Relations from Warsaw School of Economics.

Expertise Summary

Renata's research interests include Second Language Acquisition, translanguaging and transculturation, intercultural communication and cognition across languages and cultures.

She has supervised Master's dissertations on topics such as translanguaging in CLIL and EMI contexts, language learning motivation, language assessment, language teacher identity and professional development as well as intercultural aspects of EAP.

Renata is also a track director for Intercultural Studies at the KFLC: The Languages, Literatures and Cultures Conference organised annually at the University of Kentucky, Lexington, KY, US: Home | KFLC (

Teaching Summary

The majority of Renata's teaching is on the in‐person and online MA TESOL (Understanding Language Learning and the Language Learner, Assessment in Language Education, Teaching Younger Language… read more

The majority of Renata's teaching is on the in‐person and online MA TESOL (Understanding Language Learning and the Language Learner, Assessment in Language Education, Teaching Younger Language Learners and Teaching English for Academic Purposes) and the Learning through an Additional Language module on the MA Education (Flexible).

In addition, Renata co‐convenes the Nottingham Advantage Award module English Language Support for Refugees and Migrants in the Nottingham Area.

In the past, Renata taught on EAP and EGAP pre-sessional and in-sessional courses in the UK and on EAP and EFL programmes in China and Poland. She was also involved in teacher training, both at the undergraduate level and for in-service teachers.

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