Books and monographs 

Breen, P. (editor) (2014). Cases on teacher identity, cognition, and diversity in Higher Education. United States, IGI Global. 

Gimenez, J. (2011) Writing for Nursing and Midwifery Students. 2nd Edition. Palgrave Study Skills. Palgrave Macmillan

Miell, A. and Schenke, H. (2006).  Intermediate German: A Grammar and Workbook. London: Routledge. 

Book chapters

Daniels, F. and Weir, K. (in press). Profiling second language reading ability in a military context, processes to enhance validity and reliability.  Language in Uniform, Language Analysis and Training for Defence and Policing Purposes, Cambridge Scholars

Velliaris, D. M., Willis, C. R. & Breen, P. (2015). Reflections on the impact of social technologies on lecturers in a pathway institution. In V. Benson & S. Morgan (Eds.), Measuring the effectiveness and strategic use of social technologies in higher education. PA: IGI Global.

Gimenez, J. and Thomas, P. (2015) A framework for usable pedagogy: case studies towards criticality, accessibility and visibility. In: T. Lillis, K. Harrington, M. R. Lea, & S. Mitchell (Eds.): Working with Academic Literacies: Case Studies Towards Transformative Practice (pp. 29-44). Fort Collins, Colorado: The WAC Clearinghouse and Parlor Press:

Gimenez, J. (2014) Reflections of professional practice: using electronic discourse analysis networks (EDANs) to examine embedded business emails. In: Innovative Methods and Technologies for Electronic Discourse Analysis. IGI Global, pp. 327-345.

Gimenez, J. (2014) Writing as social practice in engineering: Views from a cross-disciplinary study. In: Language, Literacy, and Learning in STEM Education: Research Methods and Perspectives from Applied Linguistics. John Benjamins, pp. 67-86.

Veliaris, D.; Willis, C. & Breen, P. (2014) Academic reflections: Disciplinary acculturation and the first-year pathway experience in Australia.  In P. Shrestha (Ed): Current Developments in English for Academic and Specific Purposes: Local innovations and global perspectives. Reading, UK.: Garnet Education

Breen, P. (2013). An intramuscular approach to teacher development in the field of transnational higher education. In In S. Mukerji and P. Tripathi (Eds.): Handbook of Research on Transnational Higher Education Management. United States, IGI Global.

Breen, P., De Stefani, M. and Kostoulas, A. (2011). Navigating a pathway to partnership through turbulent seas of adversity. In S. Mukerji and P. Tripathi (Eds.): Cases on Innovations in Educational Marketing: Transnational and Technological Strategies. United States: IGI Global. 

Breen, P. (2010). International Collaboration for Technology Enhanced Education in Rwanda. . In S. Mukerji and P. Tripathi (Eds.): Cases on Transnational Learning and Technologically Enabled Environments. United States: IGI Global.

Journal articles

Breen, P. (2015). Letting Go and Letting the Angels Grow: Using Etienne Wenger’s Community of Practice theory to facilitate teacher education’. International Journal of Web-Based Learning and Teaching Technologies (IJWLTT), Volume 10, Issue 1. Hershey, United States: IGI. 

Gimenez, J. (2014) Multi-communication and the business English class: research meets pedagogy. English for Specific Purposes, 35. pp. 1-16. 

Gimenez, J. and Morgan, W. J. (2014) Academics across borders: narratives of linguistic capital, language competence, and communication strategies. Globalisation, Societies and Education. 

Blanco-Hermida, Maria and Guisado, Juan J. (2012) Exploring the listening process to inform the development of strategy awareness-raising materials. The Language Learning Journal, 40 (2). pp. 223-236. ISSN 0957-1736

Gimenez, J. and Thondhlana, J. (2012) Collaborative writing in engineering: perspectives from research and implications for undergraduate education. European Journal of Engineering Education, 37 (5). pp. 471-487. 

Gimenez, J. (2012) Disciplinary epistemologies, generic attributes and undergraduate academic writing in nursing and midwifery. Higher Education, 63 (4). pp. 401-419. ISSN 0018-1560.

Blanco-Hermida, Maria and Pino, Margarita and Rodriguez, Beatriz (2010) Implementing a strategy awareness raising programme: strategy changes and feedback. Language Learning Journal, 38 (1). pp. 51-65. ISSN 0957-1736

Other publications 

Breen, P. (September 2015). ‘Teachers in a tide of change: technology’s influence on professional practice.’ Papers from the 26th Communication Skills Workshop - Identity Explored: Language Centre, Language Professional, Language Teacher, Language Learner. Paper presented at University of Helsinki Communication Skills Workshop - ‘Identity Explored: Language Centre, Language Professional, Language Teacher, Language Learner.’ 13-15 September 2013, Helsinki, Finland.

Vallas, D. (2015). Ceci n’est Pas Un Professeur. International House Journal. 

Breen, P. (September 2015). Video Book: Realizing the Power of Social Media in the 21st Century. Media and Communications Video Book. PA: IGI Global. Accessible at

Vallas, D. (2014). Ceci n’est pas une leçon. Network for Languages London. Available at 

Breen, P. (May 2013). An unending affair - Culture, Language & Identity in Northern Ireland. Paper presented at the Albanian Society of English International Conference on British and American Studies in Canadian Institute of Technology, Tirana – May 3rd 2013 .

External Engagement 

WPLC Staff act as external examiners at a number of UK universities: Open University, Goldsmiths, University of London, University of Essex. 

They sit on a number of journal editorial boards, including English for Specific Purposes, Journal of English for Academic Purposes, and regularly review manuscripts for Language Learning Journal, Language Value, Higher Education, and System, among others.

They also review conference papers for associations such as BALEAP, IATEFL, and TESOL. 

Conference presentations 

Pearson, J. (Nov. 2015). Process and practice: The implementation of an alternative writing assessment on EAP pre sessional courses. Paper presented at BALEAP November PIM, Sheffield. 

Pearson, J. (April 2015). BALEAP April 2015 pre-conference event: invited to speak on a panel of research ‘experts’ in EAP with Jim Donohue and Ken Hyland

Pearson, J. (February, 2014): Reconceptualising the “authentic” within EAP assessment. Paper presented at the February 2014BALEAP PIM 

Daniels, F. and Weir, K.  (2013). The quality assurance of language competence in the military context.  Paper presented at English for Uniformed Forces, Jakarta, Indonesia, May 2013.  

Weir, K.  (2013). The design, piloting and quality assurance processes in the production of the SHAPE Language Tests. Paper presented at the annual language trainers’ conference at the Supreme Headquarters Allied Powers Europe (SHAPE), Mons, September 2013.

Pearson, J (2013). Participation and control in EAP writing assessment. Poster presented at the EALTA 2013 Conference, Istanbul.  

External Contracts

Daniels, F. and Weir, K. (2012-present). Series of contracts with governmental agencies to 1. Deliver listening examinations in French, German, Arabic and Spanish, 2. Develop English language tests and foreign language multi-level tests in over 40 languages, and 3. Design and deliver intensive language courses in Arabic, Persian, French, German, Russian and Spanish.