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English Language & Linguistics MA,PGDip,PGCert

MA English Language and Linguistics

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Shirley ReayShirley Reay

Head of Programme 

I began life as a secondary English teacher but soon moved into teaching English to non native speakers where I began to become interested in the core aspects of language/linguistics. Work in TEFL took me to Sweden and Italy with an increasing focus on business English, materials production and communications consultancy work. A brief spell in a British state school before arriving at St John’s refocused my language interests onto education. More recently, I was seconded for eighteen months to work as a KS3 consultant on the pilot phase of the secondary National Literacy Strategy.


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