Ms Rachel Edmonds


I began my career teaching English Language to adults in schools in Brighton, Sydney and London. I moved into teaching English for Academic Purposes at Kingston University and have also continued researching and teaching within the study of Applied Linguistics. My specific research areas are the analysis of creative academic genres; corpus analysis and multimodal analysis and am currently working on my PhD with Birmingham University. I am also interested in course and assessment design and the development of online resources for learning. In my role at Kingston, I am the academic coordinator of the Pre-sessional English courses and I lead the KLS English courses. I also coordinate classes for English support in Kingston School of Art and teach across a range of in-sessional and external courses.

Academic responsibilities

Lecturer in EAP and Applied Linguistics


  • BA English Literature (1st with hons)
  • Certificate in English Language Teaching to Adults (CELTA)
  • Diploma in English Language Teaching to Adults (DELTA)
  • MA Applied Linguistics and English Language Teaching (pass with distinction)
  • PhD in Applied Linguistics (in progress)


My PhD thesis working title is Assessing Design: A Multimodal Corpus Analysis of Student Writing. It focuses on analyzing the linguistic and visual features of a 1 million word corpus of Postgraduate Design assessments.