Bee Bond

Bee Bond

Associate Professor of English for Academic Purposes

+44 (0)113 343 9808

Summary: Academic lead for Taught Postgraduate Academic English In-sessional programmes.


MA Language Teaching (Leeds Metropolitan University); DELTA; PGCE Secondary Education (Manchester Metropolitan University); BA Hons Modern History (Liverpool University)
HEA Senior Teaching Fellow; BALEAP Senior Teaching Fellow

Teaching and Leadership:

I have taught English for Academic Purposes in the Language Centre since 2001, teaching and leading programmes for Undergraduate and Postgraduate students, including credit-bearing modules, pre-sessional and in-sessional programmes.

I am currently working to embed language development into the academic curriculum for taught postgraduate students across the University. This is also my main teaching commitment.

Teaching Enhancement Work:

I am seconded to work in OD&PL one day per week, to support their work around inclusive and internationalised student education.

I was the strategic lead for the development of the year-round taught postgraduate pre-sessional programme (AEPS) as well as 9 content-based pre-sessional programmes. This included development of learning outcomes, assessments and consultation on curriculum development.

I developed and coordinated weekly Language Teaching Forums for the School of Languages, Cultures and Societies. I was responsible for developing and carrying out a cross-Centre teaching observation scheme.

Scholarship Interests:

My most current research, conducted as part of a year-long fellowship to the Leeds Institute for Teaching Excellence (LITE), examined the role language plays in shaping discipline specific knowledge and understanding, and what this means in terms of EAP and subject teacher knowledge and attributes. The findings are influencing how internationalisation is approached within the University, as well as contributing to the academic literature in this field.


Bond, B. (2017) ‘Co-constructing the curriculum through Exploratory Practice’ The Language Scholar; the University of Leeds

'The E(A)P of Spelling: Using exploratory Practice to (re)engage teachers and students' in Kemp, J (ed) (2017) Proceedings of the 2015 BALEAP Conference EAP in a rapidly changing landscape: Issues, challenges and solutions Garnet Education


'Communication and the Performance of Identity' BALEAP PIM, Glasgow 12 November 2016 with Peter Matthews

Symposium: Exploratory Practice as support for teacher development University of Leeds: BERA Annual Conference 13 September 2016

'Why EP in EAP?' at Why Exploratory Practice? A One-Day Seminar, School of Education 6 May 2015‘The E(A)P of Spelling’. Biennial BALEAP Conference. Leicester University, 17 April 2015.

Symposium: Exploratory Practice as support for teacher development (with Assya Slimani-Rolls, Judith Hanks & Anna Constantino). University of Leeds: BERA Annual Conference; 13/9/2016A Combined Offer: Collaborative development through a combined offer pre-sessional programme’ BALEAP Conference, with Melinda Whong. University of Bristol; 7-9/04/2017

‘Co-constructing the curriculum: a collaborative approach to language teacher development’ AERA Conference (symposium with Assya Slimani-Rolls, Judith Hanks & Anna Constantino). University of Austin, Texas; 27/04 – 1/05/2017

‘Understanding the intersection of language, disciplinary knowledge communication and identity’ Faces of English. Hong Kong University, Hong Kong; 1-3/06/2017

‘The transforming/ transformational EAP practitioner: establishing identity and exercising agency’ A colloquium with Ian Bruce, Alex Ding, Melinda Whong. Hong Kong University, Hong Kong; 1-3/06/2017

'We just talk in Chinese because we’re all Chinese people’ BALEAP PIM Intercultural Communication and EAP; Nottingham Trent University; 18/11/2017

'International students and a language connected curriculum’ Student Education Conference; University of Leeds; 5/01/2018

External Examining and Advisory Roles:

Joint editor ‘The Language Scholar’ with Kazuki Morimoto

Nottingham University; CELE: pre-sessional levels 1-4. 2014- 2017
Sheffield University; ELTS: Credit-bearing EAP modules. 2014-2018

TEAP Competency Framework Scheme mentor and assessor