Jim Cave

Name: Jim Cave
Department: Children, Education and Communities
Current position: Subject Lead Primary Languages, EAL Lead
Email: caveja@edgehill.ac.uk
Location: Ormskirk Main Campus, Faculty of Education


  • Subject Lead, Primary Languages EHU, 2014 to date
  • Course Leader, Secondary Languages, EHU 2012-2014
  • Associate Tutor in Languages, EHU 2009-2012
  • Headteacher/Deputy Headteacher/Assistant Headteacher, secondary education in NW England 1987-2008
  • Head of Year/Department/MFL teacher 1973-1987


BA (Hons) German (University of Liverpool) 1973


Research interests

  • EAL
  • Vocabulary acquisition in foreign language learning.

Research Group

EAL, Department of Children, Education and Communities.

Knowledge Transfer and Enterprise

  • Providing CPD in FL to a cluster of local primary school colleagues.
  • Creating a support group for members of said cluster.


  • Music – listening and making.
  • Reading – anything that is good!
  • Fell-walking.
  • Food and drink.
  • Language.