Judy Barker

Judy Barker-profile

Language Adviser and Lecturer

Centre for Academic English and Skills

Contact Details

email: j.barker@worc.ac.uk
tel: 01905 855492

Judy studied English Language and Literature at Radboud University in the Netherlands and at Oxford University (Manchester Harris College), as a one-year exchange student. After gaining a PGCE in TEFL she taught in Further and Adult Education and at Dutch secondary schools until her move to the UK in 1994. Since being appointed at the University of Worcester in 2006, Judy has worked in a variety of learning and teaching related roles, with a focus on online learning, teaching and testing. In addition to teaching EFL, she has taught Dutch and conducted GCSE and A level Dutch oral examinations.

Teaching & Research

English language assessment

Online learning


Conference papers

'Towards Paperless Assessment'. AULC Annual Conference 2019, King's College London 

‘Portfolio Assessment: the Fairest of Them All?’ (with Tim Silk). InnoConf18, University of Liverpool

'Blended Learning and Continuous Assessment: Mixing and Matching'. Association of University Language Centres Conference 2017, Queen's University Belfast

'English for Academic Studies: the Flipped Classroom Experience' (with John Hankinson). AULC Learning & Teaching Support SIG Event 2016, University of Worcester

'Developing Students’ Academic Communication Skills', University of Worcester Annual Teaching, Learning and Student Experience Conference 2016, University of Worcester

'English for Academic Studies: Tailored Online Support for International Students'. Learning, Teaching and Student Experience Conference 2015, University of Worcester

'Using English UK Campus on a Pre-sessional Course: Why, How and Again Next Year?' English UK Teachers' Conference 2014, London

'Filming and Streaming Student Presentations: Worth the Effort?' (with A. Harbuz). Supporting Student Learning & Teaching Conference June 2012, University of Worcester

'"Sorry, Course Cancelled"; What Do Students Think of Hybrid Language Learning as an Alternative?’ (with J. Lewin-Jones and P. Snookes). HEA LLAS Subject Centre Languages in Higher Education 2010 Conference: Raising the Standard for Languages, London

'WWW: Worcester, Warwick and Wimba - Connecting Learners' (with J. McKie, P. Snookes and T. MacKinnon). Association of University Language Centres Conference 2010, University of Exeter

'From Myth to Release: Providing On-demand Access to Free-to-air Broadcast Recordings' (with J. McKie). Association of University Language Centres Conference 2010, University of Exeter

'Blended Learning as a Means to an End' (with J. McKie and P. Snookes). E-Learning Symposium 2010, University of Southampton

'Establishing Blended Learning Provision in Your Department – Reflections on the Blended Language Learning Consortium Project' (with P. Snookes). Supporting Student Learning & Teaching Conference June 2009, University of Worcester


Barker, J. and Snookes, P. (2009) 'Blended Learning as a Means to an End', Worcester Journal of Learning and Teaching, Issue 3