Dr Paul Booth


I researched second language vocabulary and language aptitude (memory and language analysis) for my PhD.  Through collaboration with other researchers I have also conducted studies which compare different first language backgrounds in relation to their processing of second language semantics and syntax, and have researched situated learning in an online environment.

I've worked in different institutions: advertising agencies in London and Brussels; language schools in Brussels and London; universities in Nancy, Lyon, and Kingston. I have gained from working with people from different language and cultural backgrounds because it has helped me to understand how people learn, how to work with others and how to be open to new ideas.

Academic responsibilities

Senior Lecturer


  • 2015: Senior Fellow, Higher Education Academy
  • 2003-2010: PhD Thesis entitled: The interplay between lexis and learning: a study of second language vocabulary profiles and learning style, Kingston University.
  • 2001: Diplôme d'Etudes Approfondies (postgraduate master's research degree) Université de Nancy II, UFR Sciences du langage
  • 1997-98: MA Teaching of English to Speakers of Other Languages, Institute of Education, University of London.
  • 1996: Royal Society of Arts (RSA) Diploma in Teaching English as a Foreign Language to Adults, International House.
  • 1989: RSA/UCLES Certificate in Teaching English as a Foreign Language to Adults, Skola Teacher Training, London
  • 1978-1981: HND in Communication Design, Epsom School of Art and Design, Surrey.

Teaching and learning


I gained funding (£2.5k) for research and teaching at Lyon 2 University in France:

  • Designed and wrote a website for self-study materials.
  • Set up an online language learning course with Kingston MA students as facilitators and Lyon 2 students as language learners.
  • Kingston MA Applied Linguistics for Language Teaching students create language learning materials for students at Lyon 2 and facilitate a distance learning course via the university intranet.     

Research student supervision


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