Portrait of  Sonia Munro Sonia Munro

s.munro@hud.ac.uk | 01484 478216


MEd Applied Linguistics, Licentiate Diploma in TESOL, UCLES Cert. in English Language Teaching to Adults, PGCE, MA (Hons) German, FHEA

I have worked at the University of Huddersfield as a Senior Lecturer in TESOL since 2009.   Before joining the University, I spent ten years working in Further Education (FE) colleges as a curriculum manager for ESOL, TESOL and Teacher Education. 

I have a background and interest in both Modern Foreign Languages and ESOL.  After gaining a Master’s degree in German, I went on to take a PGCE in Modern Languages and spent several years teaching English in Austria and Germany.  On my return, I complete a Trinity Diploma in TESOL and a Master’s degree in Applied Linguistics. 

I am currently course leader for the MA TESOL. 

Publications and Other Research Outputs


Berry, V., Sheehan, S. and Munro, S. (2017) ‘Exploring Teachers’ Language Assessment Literacy: A Social Constructivist Approach to Understanding Effective Practices’. In: ALTE 6th International Conference - Learning and Assessment: Making the Connections, 3-5 May 2017, Bologna, Italy , pp. 201-207

Munro, S. and Sheehan, S. (2017) ‘Assessment: attitudes, practices and needs.’. In: British Association for Applied Linguistics (BAAL 2017): Diversity in Applied Linguistics - Opportunities, Challenges, Questions, 31 Aug - 2 Sept 2017, University of Leeds

Berry, V., Sheehan, S. and Munro, S. (2017) ‘Mind the gap – bringing teachers into the language literacy debate’. In: 39th Language Testing Research Colloquium, 19–21 July 2017, Universidad de los Andes, Las Aguas, Bogotá, Colombia

Sheehan, S. and Munro, S. (2017) ‘Assessment: attitudes, practices, needs’. In: BAAL Language Learning and Teaching SIG 2017, 6-7 July 2017, University of Central Lancashire, Preston

Berry, V., Sheehan, S. and Munro, S.(2017) Assessment: attitudes, practices and needs. British Council .

Berry, V., Sheehan, S. and Munro, S. (2017) ‘What do teachers really want to know about assessment?’. In: 51st Annual International IATEFL Conference, 4th-7th April 2017, Glasgow, UK

Sheehan, S. and Munro, S. (2017) Assessment: attitudes, practices and needs British Council


Sheehan, S., Berry, V. and Munro, S. (2016) ‘Singing from the same hymn sheet? What language assessment literacy means to teachers’. In: Language Assessment Literacy symposium, 16-17 September 2016, Lancaster University


Iredale, A. and Munro, S. (2012) ‘tradition, innovation and the joint endeavour in cross cultural teacher development.’. In: Internationalising Higher Education: Going Global 2012, 13th - 15th March 2012, The Queen Elizabeth II Conference Centre Broad Sanctuary Westminster London SW1P 3EE


Fellow of the Higher Education Academy
Member of the Institute for Learning

Research Degree Supervision

  • Materials Development in TESOL
  • Teacher Cognition
  • The use of new technologies in English Language Teaching


PhD University of Huddersfield (Second Supervisor: October 2012)
International Students at UK Universities:  Critical Thinking-Related Challenges to Academic Writing

Further information is available about Research Topics and Supervision within the School of Education and Professional Development.

Teaching and Professional Activities

Course Leader