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Mrs Ruth Vaqari

PositionEAP Lecturer and pre-sessional English programme course leader
LocationB0.07 Chesham Building
DepartmentThe Language Centre
TelephoneX 4614

Research Interests (key words only)

The impact of pre-sessional English study on degree course outcomes
Reading and reading strategies in a foreign language
Teacher education

Teaching and Supervisory Responsibilities

I teach on the Language Centre's pre-sessional and in-sessional academic English courses.

Administrative Responsibilities

I co-ordinate the 40, 30 and 20 week pre-sessional courses.

Study History

  • MA TESOL, Sheffield Hallam University, 2012
  • PG Diploma TESOL, Sheffield Hallam University, 2011
  • PG Certificate TESOL, Sheffield Hallam University, 2010
  • CELTA, English Language Centre, York, 2006
  • BA Hons French and German Language and Linguistics, University of York, 2006

Professional History

I have taught English in schools, businesses, and universities in Switzerland, Germany, Albania, and the UK. I have worked as a teacher and teacher trainer. I have developed and led on in-sessional academic English language support programmes for students of all faculties at two major German universities, as well as developing, leading and teaching on English for specific academic purposes courses for students of engineering and education.

Professional Activities

I support teachers in Albanian primary and secondary schools in their English language teaching.

Current Projects

Developing pre-sessional English language programme.

The impact of pre-sessional English study on degree course outcomes.

Research Collaborations

I have worked with the German Federal Aviation Authority in developing their English language policy.

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