Academic and research departmentsSchool of Literature and Languages.
Claire has worked at the University of Surrey for ten years. Since 2014 she has managed various summer Presessional courses (PS12, PS8, PS5). She is the course leader for the online course in Teaching English for Academic Purposes (TEAP) and she teaches on this course in addition to the English Language Support Programme (ELSP). She has designed and delivered a successful post-graduate module in Computer-Assisted Language Learning (MA TESOL), and has delivered a under-graduate module in English for International Communication (EIC). Prior to joining the university she worked as an English language teacher for over ten years in Thailand, Australia, Poland and the UK. She has a qualification in directing language courses, an MA with distinction in Applied Linguistics and TESOL and a first class honours degree in English and History from the University of Newcastle. She also has two years' experience as an IELTS examiner.
University roles and responsibilities
- EAP Faculty Representative for the School of Psychology
- EAP Faculty Representative for the School of Veterinary Medicine
Affiliations and memberships
Technology-Assisted Language Learning
Blended and Distance Learning
Digital Educational Materials Design
English for Academic Purposes
Claire is currently on maternity leave (June 2022 - September 2023). Her teaching usually involves:
- Jointly managing a summer pre-sessional programme
- Course leader of the TEAP short course
- Teaching on the ELSP
Claire has a keen interest in technology-assisted language learning, and where possible she uses a flipped-classroom approach in her teaching (designing interactive lecture videos followed by engagement in F2F seminars and workshops).