Staff Profile: Barbara Loveridge

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Job Title: In-sessional Lecturer in Pronunciation

Current responsibilities at Reading University

Lecturer in Pronunciation for Academic English Programme


M.A. in Phonetics (U.C.L.)

Post-graduate Diploma in English Language Teaching (London University Institute of Education)

N.C.S.D. Teacher's Diploma in Speech and Drama - Royal Academy of Music/New College of Speech and Drama/ Middlesex University

L.R.A.M. Teacher's Diploma in Speech and Drama (Royal Academy of Music)

Certificate in English Phonetics - U.C.L.

Certificate in German Phonetics - U.C.L.

International Phonetic Association

I.P.A. Certificate - International Phonetic Association in English Phonetics

A.D.B. Teacher's Certificate - The Drama Board

A.D.B. Certificate in Theatre Arts - The Drama Board

Gold Medallist L.A.M. (London Academy of Dramatic Arts)

M.C.Q.I. - Member of the Chartered Quality Institute

C.Q.P - Chartered Quality Professional

Certificate of Proficiency in German Language - Language Centre, University of Bern, Switzerland

Pedagogic Interests

The impact of the use of reductions in English pronunciation in the productive and receptive skills of non-native speakers of English

The monitoring of the use of reductions in speaking tests and their influence in the listening skills area

Other Areas of Interest

Teacher Training - initiated TESOL Teachers' courses at East Berkshire College and worked on FENTO Standards for practising teachers

Performing Arts, Speech Training, Quality Assurance, Test development and Assessment, Teacher Training, Foreign Languages (French /German) Foreign Travel

Professional Memberships

Chartered Quality Institute

British Standards Institution

Previous Teaching Experience

Brunel University/ Language Centre - Pronunciation

U.C.L. Department of Speech Sciences Summer Schools in English Phonetics

Surrey University Roehampton - ELT Coordinator

Westminster College London - School of Languages

East Berkshire College (at Langley College)

Wigan College of Technology - Lecturer in Speech and Drama

Berlitz School of Language , Bern, Switzerland - EFL teacher


Education Management Experience

East Berkshire College at Langley - Head of TEFL

University of Surrey Roehampton - ELT Co-ordinator

Westminster College London - Deputy Head of School of Languages

Assessment Experience

NEAB/Assessment and Qualifications Alliance (AQA) Principal Examiner for the University Entrance Test UETESOL Listening Skills)

AEB Moderator for GCSE English Language

Examiner for Cambridge University (Oral and Written examinations) for First Certificate and Proficiency levels

Reports/ Conference/ Presentations

'ESOL Provision within an FE College' for East Berkshire College at Langley

AQA University Entrance Test - Presentations on Assessment in London, Manchester and Bournemouth (for AQA)

English for Secondary School - in Guangxi, China, in conjunction with Harcourt Education and Guangxi University Press


Contact Details


Telephone: +44(0)118 378 519


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