Staff profile for Ms Margaret Collins
Summer Pre-sessional Course Director; teaching on year round pre-sessional and on the Erasmus IWLP programme
Development of summer pre-sessional courses and on-line marking/ assessment processes
Student welfare committee member
I have over 30 years' experience in English language teaching in Greece, Latvia, Portugal, China and Egypt. I also taught in a Japanese college formerly based in Reading, where I was initially a teacher. Here, I broadened my experience of academic management in the roles of head of department and dean of faculty. Before joining the University of Reading in 2008, I taught at the University of Nottingham campus in Ningbo, China (UNNC) for two and a half years. I am especially interested in cross-cultural issues in language learning and teaching, EAP writing and testing.
A few personal comments:
I enjoy outdoor activities as well as learning languages. I am currently learning Mandarin and my Greek is fairly fluent. I particularly enjoy writing in different scripts.
BA Hons (Sussex) MA (Durham) RSA Dip.