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Curriculum Vitae
Nick Shackleford


Institution:                  Council for National Academic Awards, UK

Qualification:              B.A. (2nd Class Honours) 1974


Institution:                  University of Warwick, UK

Qualification:             Post Graduate Certificate in Education,


Institution:                  Royal Society of Arts

Qualification:             Certificate in TEFL, International House, UK


Institution:                  University of Auckland

Qualification:             M.Ed. (Educational Administration)

                                    First Class   Honours, 1996.


Institution:                  Macquarie University

Qualification:             M.A. Applied Linguistics 2001

Institution:                  New Zealand Institute of Business Studies

Qualification:             DipEdit 2022

Employment History:

2021 - current:

2021- current: Freelance editing and proofreading.

Work completed for:

  • Unitec e-Press (Review of academic papers)

  • Ruskin Festival Symposium (Japan)

  • Niuean Community Group commemorative book

  • Authors self-publishing books: Novel, series of children’s books, ‘Storyworth’ memoire, Italian cookbook.

2018 - 2021:

Graduate School of Management, University of Auckland

Position:  Professional Teaching Fellow, Business      Communication Team

Responsibilities:    The team provides embedded, discipline-specific academic language and literacy support to Master of Business Students through weekly seminars, online feedback on draft written work, presentations rehearsals and 1:1 / small group work.

March 2019: The Business Communication and Academic Skills Team was the recipient of a University of Auckland Business School Excellence Award for Collaboration in Teaching

2016 - 2017:

Position: Professor of English language, Kansai Gaidai University, Japan.

Responsibilities: Teaching undergraduate students of English:  

Classes taught:

  • Effective Discussion

  • Effective Essay Writing

  • Presentation Skills

  • Introduction to Social Sciences 1 & 2

  • Topics in Humanities 1 & 2


Member of the Undergraduate Board of Studies, Kansai Gaidai University, Japan.

1988 - 2016:

Position: Senior Lecturer in ESOL and Head of Department of Language Studies

Responsibilities: Management of a large academic department & teaching ESOL to refugee, immigrant and international students

Courses taught:

  • Business Writing in International Contexts (BA/ Grad Cert. EAL)

  • Language policy and Change management courses in the Graduate Diploma in Language Teaching

  • Developer and principal lecturer of “Approaches to Language Learning” course (BA programme)

  • Lecturer in Academic Skills for Business Studies, Shandong Economics University, Jinan, China, Sept-Nov. 2009

  • Lecturer and course leader on a wide range of English language course for migrants, refugees and international students

  • IELTS examiner and IELTS Centre Administrator.

Other Employment:

1985 - 1987:

1978 - 1988:


1975 - 1977:

Manukau Polytechnic, 1985 – 1987. Lecturer in ESOL (Part-time).

Edgewater College, Pakuranga, Auckland.  Teacher of English and Drama. Seconded to Ministry of Education as Drama Advisor 1981.

Teacher, Homai College, Auckland. Classroom teacher of children with multiple disabilities.

Nicholas Chamberlain Comprehensive School, Bedworth, U.K. Teacher of English and Drama.

Research and presentations:

Skills Summary:

Professional Memberships



My research interests include:

  • English for Specific Purposes

  • Language acquisition

  • Language teaching strategies

  • Transnational education.

  • Teaching ESOL and business communication skills to a wide variety of adult students

  • Proofreading and editing skills

  • Academic management skills

  • Higher Education Research and Development Society of Australasia Inc.

  • Teachers of English to Speakers of other Languages, Aotearoa / New Zealand (TESOLANZ)

  • Reading, Spanish guitar, and travel

  • Names and contact details on request.

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