Alasdair, Head of the English Language Centre
Hello, my name is Alasdair, but a lot of people call me Al. I was born in Canada but my family moved to the UK about 20 years ago. I have been working with international students and teaching English since 2004, where I began my teaching career in Japan. Because of this, I have a good idea of the many challenges that international students face when they come to live and study in another country.
My team and I work very hard to make this transition as smooth as possible by providing support, lessons and advice throughout your career at the University of Lincoln.
Christine, In-sessional Programme Manager
Hello. I joined the English Language Centre in 2016. I manage the In-sessional programme and sometimes advise students in drop-ins too. I have over 10 years of teaching experience and have taught previously at the University of Nottingham and the University of Liverpool. I have also lived and taught in China, Malaysia and Australia.
Prior to joining the University of Lincoln, I completed a PhD in Education at the University of Nottingham, UK in the area of transnational higher education. I have a keen interest in internationalisation of higher education, and academic literacies development which are both research areas relevant to my current role.
Louise, Senior EAP Tutor
Hi. I have worked in the English Language Centre since 2013. In terms of education, I have a first class M. Phil. in Linguistics from the University of Cambridge and an undergraduate degree in Linguistics with Literature. As a result, my pedagogical interests are mostly in Applied Linguistics.
Although born in Lincoln, I spent a large part of my childhood living abroad and I particularly enjoy continuing to learn about other cultures via our international students here at the University of Lincoln.
Raj, Senior EAP Tutor
Hi everyone! My name is Raj and I’m a member of the In-sessional teaching team here at the English Language Centre. An English tutor since 2008, I’ve been at the University of Lincoln since September 2016. Previously, I have taught at universities in Australia and Spain. Whilst living in Australia, I completed a Masters in Educational Studies.
One of my greatest passions is travelling and discovering new cultures. As an English teacher, I actively enjoy meeting and getting to know our international students here in Lincoln who come from a diverse range of countries.
Marianne, Senior Administrator
Hi. I have been employed at the University of Lincoln for a total of 26 years, 5 of those in the English Language Centre. I very much enjoy working with international students from when they make their initial enquiries until they progress and become more confident.
I look forward to meeting you and to helping you settle into life and study at the University.
Hi. I have been working for the University of Lincoln and supporting students for 4 years. I provide students with information about the services offered by the English Language Centre, including In-Sessional courses and Drop-In and manage the booking systems for these. I also contribute to the running of the enrolment event in September each year.
I have lived in the beautiful city of Lincoln for many years and love sharing my knowledge of the city’s attractions and events on the ELC social media pages. I really enjoy communicating with students from all over the world and making their experience of Lincoln memorable.