Head of International Programmes
School of Languages & Linguistics
T: 01904 876854
BA (Derby), Trinity Cert. TESOL, Cambridge DELTA, PGCE (Huddersfield), Postgraduate Certificate in Coaching and Mentoring (York St John University), SFHEA.
Prior to joining York St John University in 2008 I taught in Further Education in EFL and ESOL in the UK, after starting my career as an EFL teacher in Japan. I have a wide range of experience teaching EFL, including English for Academic Purposes, Business English, General English, Exam Preparation English and ESOL. I have also worked as a Language Support Tutor, offering 1:1 and group sessions focussing on academic literacy. I have experience of designing and delivering teacher training programmes, focussing on methodologies for teaching English and am also a CELTA (Certificate in English Language Teaching for Adults) teacher trainer. Since 2011 I have managed the International Programmes area, overseeing the delivery of General English, the International Foundation Programme, the CELTA, Insessional and Presessional programmes, Teacher Development programmes and ESP. I am a member of the School of Languages and Linguistics Leadership Team.
I deliver sessions on the Cambridge CELTA (Certificate in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages).
I am Chair of the ESOL Opportunities Group, a networking group which includes members from the City of York Council. York City of Sanctuary, Refugee Action York ,York University and the Red Cross. We work to eliminate gaps in English Language provision across York and to offer Cross-Agency volunteer training programmes. I have presented at the York Migration Symposium on the setting up and continuing work of the ESOL Opportunities Group. I am a Senior Fellow of the Higher Education Academy. I work as a Coach and Mentor for staff across York St John University. I am a trustee for the Community Furniture Stores in York, Selby and Scarborough and a member of the English UK North steering committee.