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Sam Barclay

Sam Barclay

Senior Lecturer

School of Arts & Humanities

Staff Group(s)
History, Languages and International Studies


Samuel Barclay is a Lecturer in English as a Foreign Language (EFL) and Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL), and develops materials for Pre-sessional English for Academic Purposes (PEAP).

Read an interview with Sam about his role and the benefits of studying an English language teaching degree.

Career overview

Before moving to NTU Sam was a lecturer in English for Academic Purposes at the Graduate School of Science and Technology at Ehime University, Japan where he developed the curricula, materials, and testing programmes. In addition, he has taught in both Europe and North America. He has an MA in Applied Linguistics and English Language Teaching. Sam is a member of the:

Research areas

Sam is interested in any and all aspects of second language vocabulary acquisition, attrition, and teaching. In particular, he is currently researching intralexical factors that affect the attrition rate of second language vocabulary. He hopes that by determining these factors he can manipulate the learning of second language vocabulary to facilitate long-term retention.

Opportunities to carry out postgraduate research towards an MPhil/PhD exist in the School of Arts and Humanities and further information may be obtained from the NTU Graduate School.