Crosthwaite, PR


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Dr Crosthwaite, Peter Robert

Honorary Assistant Professor


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Professional Qualifications
YearAwarding InstitutionQualification
2008University of LondonMA TESOL
2010University of CambridgeM.Phil English and Applied Linguistics
2014University of CambridgePh.D. English and Applied Linguistics
Qualified IELTS examiner (Speaking and Writing)

Peter has enjoyed a varied career in both the TESOL and applied linguistics fields. His previous experience includes materials preparation, editing and consultancy work with publishers including Cambridge University Press, two sessions as director of studies for language schools in the UK, over six years experience in the Korean EFL context including work at public and private universities, lengthy experience as an IELTS examiner, textbook author and item writer, as well as teaching and supervision experience at Cambridge University.  

Peter's areas of research and supervisory expertise include second language acquisition, (learner) corpus analysis, language assessment, EFL materials preparation, Korean, Mandarin and South East Asian linguistics, and language teacher education. His current research involves the construction, annotation and analyses of learner corpora, second language acquisition of the English article system by Asian learners of English, the teaching of referential coherence in L2 academic writing, and using quantitative and think-aloud data to improve intra-rater reliability for criterion-based assessment. At CAES, he teaches on the Core University English / graduate thesis writing programs, as well as the module 'Second Language Acquisition' on the MA Applied Linguistics (from 2014) and MA TESOL (from 2015/2016).

Honours, Awards & Prizes
AwardeesAward DateHonours / Awards / PrizesCategory
2016-05-01John Sinclair Bursary 2016 (for best paper presented): ICAME
Research Achievement
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Area of Expertise:
Area of Expertise (EN)Area of Expertise (ZH)
Second language acquisition
Quantitative research
(Learner) Corpus linguistics
Language assessment
EFL materials design
Spoken Languages:
Spoken Language(s) (EN)Spoken Language(s) (ZH)
English, Korean英語、韓語
Written Languages:
Written Language(s) (EN)Written Language(s) (ZH)
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