Staff Profile:Natalie Drake

Miss Natalie Drake
Job Title:
IFP Course Tutor & Academic Support and Development Officer

International English and Academic Skills Tutor,
International English Co-ordinator (maternity cover)
IFP Welfare and Support Officer

Base Section:
International Foundation Programme

I started teaching English in 2005, having previously worked in the finance sector in London for almost 7 years. From there, I taught business English and exam courses in France and Spain, and worked for the British Council in Morocco. I first started working with International Foundation students in the UK in 2010 which has involved co-ordinating and developing academic English and ESAP courses. I have also taught communication and academic study skills, as well as mentoring and providing pastoral and welfare support to international students. I have been an IELTS examiner for nearly 7 years.

A few personal comments:
I enjoy travelling to new places in the world and speaking French and Spanish whenever I can. Closer to home, I have recently joined a tap dancing class for beginners and the newly-opened Thames Lido in Reading.

Conferences attended:
InForm Conference (June 2017), University of Reading

BA in Linguistics, French & Spanish (1994-1998), Cambridge CELTA (2005), Cambridge DELTA (2010), MA in ELT & Applied Linguistics, Kings College London (2012-2014).

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