Academic Presentations

I regularly speak at conferences and symposia, as invited plenary speaker, guest speaker, conference delegate, or workshop convener. See below for a selection of my plenaries and conference talks.

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Curry, N. (2022). Meeting future challenges in language testing and teaching: Building teams, setting goals. Korean Association of Teachers of English, Republic of Korea.

Curry, N. (2022). Teaching language and life competences: Communication and collaboration. TESOL Kuwait, Kuwait.

Curry, N. (2022). Communication and collaboration in the ELT classroom. University of Technology and Applied Sciences-Shinas 9th ELT Symposium, Oman.

Curry, N. (2021). Corpus linguistics for ELT. IATEFL Poland, Poland

Curry, N. (2021). Corpus linguistics: What is it and how can it help with English language teaching and learning? Insights on Demand Conference, UK.

Curry, N. (2020). Developing learners as global citizens: Embracing distance learning in language education. Across Cultures: Intercultural Communication in a Borderless World, Romania.

Curry, N. (2020). Addressing a unique language learning challenge: Language learning anxieties and virtual classrooms. Cambridge Day Brazil, Brazil.

Curry, N. (2020). Speaking to the screen: Overcoming challenges in developing conversation skills in virtual contexts. Cambridge at Home Experience, UK.

Curry, N. (2020). Developing the critical thinking skills our students need to be effective global citizens for the future. Congress of Methodologists, Poland.

Curry, N. (2019). Strategies for overcoming obstacles to language learning success. Cambridge Day Mexico, Mexico.


Curry, N. (2023). Unpacking climate crisis discourses across cultures: A contrastive corpus-assisted discourse analysis. Portsmouth University, UK.

Curry, N. (2022). A corpus-based contrastive discourse analysis of (para)scientific texts on climate change? Centre for Corpus Approaches to Social Sciences. Lancaster University, UK.

Curry, N. (2022). The COVID-19 pandemic: A global phenomenon with a shared understanding? BAAL 2022 Executive Committee Invited Colloquium. Queen’s University, UK.

Curry, N. (2022). Corpus-based contrastive linguistics, metadiscourse, and the multilingual academy: Methodological and analytical perspectives, Masterclass/In Conversation with Tony McEnery, Xi’an Jiaotong University, China.

Curry, N. (2022). Teaching language and life competences: A focus on communication and collaboration. International Conference on Education and Teaching, Iraq.

Curry, N. (2021). Corpus linguistics: What is it and how can it help with English language teaching and learning? Sultan Qaboos University, Oman.

Curry, N. (2021). Understanding Spanish and English academic writing styles. Escribir Ciencia en Inglés. Escribir con Claridad at the University of Murcia, Spain.

Curry, N. (2021). Investigating the use of write & improve for developing written language and writing skills. British Association of Lecturers of English for Academic Purposes Conference 2021, UK.

Curry, N. (2021). Corpus-based contrastive analysis and reader engagement in academic writing: Methodological and analytical perspectives. UCREL, Lancaster University, UK.


I have given conference talks and workshops at international conferences/events in the UK, Ireland, France, Spain, Italy, Germany, Poland, the Netherlands, the US, and Japan. Conferences include: CADAAD; CILC; Corpus Linguistics in the South; Global Language and Culture Conference; EWCA; IATEFL; ICAME; International Conference on Corpus Analysis in Academic Discourse; International Contemporary Education Research Congress; International Corpus Linguistics Conference; IRAAL; IVACS; JAECS; Learner Corpus Research; TaLC.