Robert Williams

Principal Lecturer

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Rob Williams is Course Leader of the MA International Liaison and Communication and teaches modules on Current Developments, Testing and Assessment and Intercultural Communication on the MA TESOL. He was also Director of the UoW Ministry of Defence Languages Examinations Board until 2013 designing mediation testing in over 40 languages. Prior to this he has worked as a language teacher, teacher trainer, interpreter, translator and intercultural consultant. Rob serves on the Board of the ICC International Language Association, which he chaired from 2010 – 2013. He regularly speaks at conferences and runs workshops in the UK, across Europe and further afield and has been a participant in and co-ordinator of a number of EU co-funded projects, most recently PICT (Promoting Intercultural Competence in Translators) and CoMoViWo (Communication for Mobile and Virtual Work). 

 Course Leader, MA International Communication: Module leader, Theories and Practice of Global Communication; Values, Beliefs and Media Narratives; 

MA TESOL: Module Leader: Current Developments of Language Teaching; Testing and Assessment; Intercultural Communicative Competence

BA Global Communication: Module leader: Interpersonal Communication; Global Communication in the Workplace. Lecturer: Introduction to Languages and Cultures; Intercultural Communication.

Co-ordinator in PICT Promoting Intercultural Communication in Translators (EU Funded Erasmus + project)

Currently conducting literature based research into the nexus between metacommunicaiton and intercultural communication

Proposing a project on lecturer use of language to international audiences


Book review: Why English? Confronting the Hydra (2017)
Williams, R. 2017. Book review: Why English? Confronting the Hydra. TLC Journal. 2, pp. 116-120.
Interconnectivity and Metacommunication (2017)
Bahri, H. and Williams, R. 2017. Interconnectivity and Metacommunication. Training Language and Culture. 1 (3), pp. 8-30.


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