After gaining a 1st class degree in Ancient History and Latin at Manchester University, I moved to Freiburg to pursue an MA in English Language and Linguistics. Having taught in Hungary, Switzerland and Germany, I have ten years' experience of teaching English as a Foreign Language at all levels, groups and types of Englishes.
I have taught at Tübingen University and PH Karlsruhe. More locally, I taught at the SLI Freiburg at Freiburg University for five years and am entering my seventh semester teaching at the PH Freiburg. I currently also teach at a Gewerbeschule in Freiburg.
When not blundering chess pieces and reading widely and wildly, I enjoy hiking around Freiburg, going to Fightclub (I broke the first rule, there), and being gently ironic.
For me, the art of teaching and grammar is being able to offer a guiding hand to students, helping them unlock stories (set-piece life stories as well as the everyday). To this end, I think the use of humour can be a great asset, along with adopting an encouraging, exploitative approach to language.
- The Present Perfect
- Corpus Linguistics and German School Books
- Language and Gender