Ms Rachel Edmonds


I started teaching English Language to adults 15 years ago in language schools in Brighton, Sydney and London. I moved into teaching English for Academic Purposes at Kingston University and am currently the Pre-sessional Course Director. I have also continued researching within the study of Applied Linguistics. My specific research areas are the analysis of creative academic genres; corpus analysis and multimodal analysis and I 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.

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.