Ian Hutchinson

Ian Hutchinson

Lecturer in TESOL

Faculty of Arts, Cultures and Education

School of Education and Social Sciences


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Ian's background is in languages and linguistics, and he now works mainly in the field of TESOL (Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages) and teacher education.

Since joining the University of Hull, he has held a variety of roles including: EFL tutor, Italian lector and coordinating support in the Shoosmith Language Learning Centre.

Ian previously worked as an EFL tutor in Italy, developing interests in English for academic purposes, business English and English for specific purposes by delivering courses for the Italian Army.

He holds a lifelong passion for languages, language learning and teaching.


Research Interests


  • Teacher training

Research groups

  • Trinity Cert TESOL HE providers network


Van Rossum M and Hutchinson I, ' Teaching 'real' learners', presentation to the Annual Learning and Teaching Conference at the University of Hull (2016)


Programmes taught on (2019)

Modules list


  • Trinity Certificate in TESOL 1

  • Trinity Certificate in TESOL 2

  • Introduction to Language Teaching

  • Language Learning and Teaching

  • UG Modern Languages Dissertation

  • Applied Language Learning Skills


  • PG English and Language Theory for TESOL and Translation

  • Systems of the English Language

  • Technology Enhanced Language Learning

  • Teaching English for Specific Purposes

  • TESOL Dissertation

Teaching awards and accolades

  • Fellow of the Higher Education Academy (FHEA)

  • Postgraduate Certificate in Academic Practice (PCAP)

Professional highlights

Academic qualifications

  • BA (Hons) Modern Language Studies (Italian and Spanish), University of Hull

  • MA TESOL, University of Hull

  • PG Certificate in Professional Management in HE, University of Hull

  • LTCL Diploma in TESOL (Dip TESOL), Trinity College London, TESOL Southwest

  • Certificate in English Language Teaching to Adults (CELTA), International House/Accademia Britannica, Rome

Professional highlights

Working with fellow module tutor and colleagues to integrate teaching practice sessions with real language learners into Language Learning and Teaching module, thus increasing authenticity for participants.