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Nick Avery



I joined the Department of Education as a Resource Developer in January 2019. Prior to that, I completed a BA in French and Spanish and an MA in Applied Linguistics for Language Teaching. I have worked as English language teacher in Spain and Colombia and have also carried out research on second language sentence processing.

In my current role, I create educational materials for foreign language teaching in UK secondary schools as part of the National Centre for Excellence for Language Pedagogy (NCELP). I am also working with NCELP colleagues on a new Key Stage 3 curriculum for Spanish, which is now being resourced (see

Departmental roles

  • Resource Developer, National Centre for Excellence for Language Pedagogy


Selected publications

Avery, N. & Marsden, E. (2019). A meta-analysis of sensitivity to grammatical information during self-paced reading: Towards a framework of reference for reading time effect sizes. Studies in Second Language Acquisition, 1-33 (Advance online publication)

Contact details

Department of Education
University of York
YO10 5DD

Tel: +44(0)1904 323585