Robert Fox

UKYA Programme Director, Deputy Director of International Pre-Masters Programme 

Robert Fox
Robert has been teaching the English Language for nearly 30 years, including for 20 years in Japan where he was a Lecturer in English Language at Nagoya University of Foreign Studies. He joined Aston University in 2008, and now teaches on a variety of English modules in English for Academic Purposes (EAP) within the Centre for English Language and Communication at Aston (CELCA) within the School of Languages and Social Sciences. He also teaches modules in Academic and Professional Communication Skills for undergraduates from the School of Engineering and Applied Sciences. In October 2013, he launched the teaching of Japanese language at Aston University by establishing and teaching on the Japanese for Beginners modules, part of the Languages for All programme. He is currently the Programme Director of the UK Year Abroad Programme. 
  • MSc in Teaching English for Specific Purposes, Aston University
  • Postgraduate Certificate in Learning and Teaching in Higher Education, Aston University
  • Fellow of the Higher Education Academy
  • Japanese Language Proficiency Test

  • LA1205 English Language Reflective Diary
  • LA1202 Academic Skills
  • LA1201 IELTS Preparation with Current Affairs
  • LA1200 Introduction to the Language of Business
  • LA1204 Introduction to the Language of Tourism and Hospitality
  • CS1150 Academic and Professional Communication Skills
  • LJ4100 Japanese for Beginners I
  • LJ1401 Japanese for Beginners II

  • English for academic and professional purposes
  • Intercultural communication
  • Second language acquisition and bilingualism
  • Japanese language and culture
  • Blended learning 
  • Director of UK Year Abroad Programme
  • Director of Pre-sessional English Programmes
  • Convenor and Tutor for Japanese Language
  • Examinations Representative for CELCA
  • Member of Learning and Teaching Committee
  • Registered First Aider

  • Fellow of the Higher Education Academy (FHEA)
  • British Association of Lecturers in English for Academic Purposes (BALEAP)
  • Japan Association for Language Teaching (JALT)

Room: MB560 
Phone: 0121 204 3177