Honorary Professor Mike Baynham

MA(English Lit)(Camb), MA(Linguistics)(Reading), PhD(Linguistics)(Reading)

Honorary Professor


Phone: +61 2 8627 9159

Fax: +61 2 9351 2606

Building.Room: A35.307

Research interests

Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages

  • Languages and cultures education
  • Second language acquisition


TESOL, applied linguistics, sociolinguistics

Professional biography

Professor Mike Baynham is Professor of TESOL in the School of Education at the University of Leeds in the United Kingdom. His professional background is in adult ESOL and literacy. Before moving to Leeds, Professor Baynham spent 10 years at the University of Technology, Sydney, as Director of the Centre for Language and Literacy. Before that he worked in London in adult and higher education. Professor Baynham's academic background is in sociolinguistics, but he has always been involved in and committed to applied linguistics.

As an Honorary Professor with the Sydney School of Education and Social Work, Professor Baynham will guide the development of the Sydney Institute of Community Languages Education's three-year research plan. He will also be responsible for leading workshops of research assistants and researchers from the University of Sydney and other universities working in the field of community languages education, and he will support SICLE's application for two ARC grant submissions, as well as lead the institute's funded research into the development and trialling of language progression for community languages.


  • Fellow of the Academy of Social Sciences of Australia

Selected publications


  • Baynham M, Lee TK. (2019). Translation and Translanguaging. London: Routledge.
  • Baynham M, Prinsloo M. (2009). The Future of Literacy Studies. London: Palgrave MacMillan.
  • Prinsloo M, Baynham M, Freebody P, Freiberg J, Bartlett L, Pitt K, Pahl K, Ahearn LM, Gee JP, Clarke J, Menezes de Souza LMT. (2008). Literacies, Global and Local. Amsterdam: John Benjamins.

Book chapters

  • Baynham M. (2009). Globalization and Language. In Collins J., Slembrouck S. (Ed.), Contact: scale, migration and communicative practices. London: Continuum International Publishing Group.