Dr Patrick McMahon
Lecturer in English as a Foreign Language
English Language Centre (Academic Partnerships)
Lecturer in English for Academic Purposes
Module leader for ELC317 Professional Communication Skills for International Finance
BA (Hons) Combined Arts, Leicester University
PGCE, UCNW Bangor
MA TESOL, University of London
Advanced Certificate in Educational Management, Leicester University
MSc Educational Management, Leicester University
PhD in International Education, Plymouth University
Senior Fellow of the Higher Education Academy
Member of the International Association of Teachers of English as a Foreign Language (IATEFL)
Teaching English for Academic Purposes
Teaching English for International Finance
International students and their experiences of studying in the UK
Overseas students' social networks
The study and survival strategies of international students
Grants & contracts
£5000 Teaching Fellowship Award from University of Plymouth 2009 (with colleagues) to set up An International Multimedia Guide / Orientation Programme for direct entry Chinese students
Peer-reviewed journal articles:
McMahon, P. (2017) 'Making the grade': a grounded theory explaining the student experience of Asian and Middle-Eastern postgraduates in a British university. Journal of Higher Education Policy and Management, Vol 40, issue 1, 34-47
McMahon, P. (2011) Chinese learners and their experiences of living and studying in the United Kingdom. Journal of Higher Education Policy and Management, Vol 33, no 4, August 2011, 401-414
McMahon, P. (2013) Group work: Work together for Academic Success, London, Collins
Peer-reviewed conference papers:
McMahon, P. (2017) Embedding Employability in the Curriculum: A job interview assessment, Employability in the Curriculum and Beyond, PedRIO Conference, Plymouth University.
McMahon, P. (2015) English for Employability: Assessing oral skills through a job interview, International Association of Teachers of English as a Foreign Language Annual Conference, 2015.
McMahon, P. (2014) Building a student generated glossary in the EAP classroom, International Association of Teachers of English as a Foreign Language Annual Conference, 2014
McMahon, P. Bowstead, H. and Eades, S. (2013) Assessment for learning, Internationalisation and the Student Experince Conference, Plymouth University.
McMahon, P., Masterson, D., Bowstead, H., Eades, S., Lowes, R., Luckhurst, A. (2013) Five lightening talks on the internationalisation agenda, ALDinHE Conference, Plymouth University.
McMahon, P. (2012) International Students and their Communities of Practice, Plymouth Postgraduate Symposium, Plymouth University.
McMahon, P. and Bowstead, H. (2011) Creating intercultural exchanges - in reponse to the internationalisation agenda, Vice-Chancellor's Teaching and Learning Conference, Plymouth University, UK.
McMahon, P. and Hathaway, C. (2010) Internationalising the UK student experience: Models of good practice from the English Language Centre, Vice-Chancellor's Teaching and Learning Conference, University of Plymouth, UK.
McMahon, P and Bowstead, H. (2010) Creating a webfolio: Trainee teachers engage with Pebblepad, Plymouth E- Learning Conference, University of Plymouth, UK.
McMahon, P and Bowstead, H. (2010) E-portoflios for teacher trainees, (2010) Technology Enhanced Learning Showcase Day, University of Plymouth, UK.
McMahon, P. (2013) (editor) Proceedings of the 2012 Plymouth Postgraduate Symposium, Plymouth University Press, Plymouth.
Personal blog on English language learning: English for University. Com at http://englishforuniversity.com