Mr Martin White

MEd (Temple), PG Dip (Sheffield), PGCE (Nottingham)



I have taught English to speakers from non-English backgrounds for over twenty years. I have worked, teaching English, in England, Germany, Malaysia, Saudi Arabia, Japan and New Zealand. My experience includes working in secondary schools, universities, private language schools and major corporations.


  • Tuakana Coordinator
  • Equity Liaison
  • Equity Committee

Research | Current

Academic writing, academic literacy, second language acquisition, genre analysis and academic texts.

Action research in the area of lesson planning.

Teaching | Current

ACADENG 101 Academic English Writing

Teaching interests

  • English for Academic Purposes
  • Academic Listening and Reading
  • Academic Writing


Undergraduate Advisor for Academic English Studies and English Writing

Committees/Professional groups/Services

School of Cultures, Languages and Linguistics Equity Liaison

Selected publications and creative works (Research Outputs)

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  • White, M. S. (2011). What lecturers really require: An analysis of essay writing tasks at undergraduate level. In A. Feryok (Ed.) CLESOL 2010: Proceedings of the 12th National Conference for Community Languages and ESOL, 64-73. Dunedin, New Zealand.
  • White, M. S. (2011). Review of: EAP essentials: A teacher's guide to principles and practice - By O. Alexander, S. Argent, and J. Spencer. TESOLANZ Newsletter, 20 (1), 17-17.
  • White, M. S. (2010). What lecturers really require: Do academic writing books prepare students for university writing?. Unitec, Department of Language Studies, Auckland.
  • White, M. S. (2009). Review of: English for Academic Study: Reading & Writing - By John Slaght, Paddy Harben and Anne Pallant. TESOLANZ Newsletter, 18 (2), 31-31.
  • White, M. S. (2008). Building Communities of Writers through Peer Review. Paper presented at 11th National Conference on Community Languages and ESOL: Language and Identity: Building Communities of Learning., Auckland, New Zealand. 2 October - 5 October 2008.
  • White, M. S. (2008). Review of: English for Academic Study: Speaking - By Joan McCormack and Sebastian Watkins. TESOLANZ Newsletter, 17 (1), 18-19.
  • White, M. S. (2006). The interplay of research and course content: Changing perspectives in a university writing course. Paper presented at 10th National Conference on Community Languages and ESOL 2006: Origins and Connections, Napier, New Zealand. 29 September - 2 October 2006.


Contact details

Office hours

Tuesdays  14:00 - 15:00 

Primary office location

Level 5, Room 506
New Zealand

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