Julia Clifford

Julia's Profile

Job title

CASE Lecturer

Academic qualifications

BA, MA, MPhil and PGCE

Telephone

0121 604 1000

Profile

I originally studied French and Spanish followed by a MA in interpreting and translating. After a short placement at the Council of Europe working as an in-house translator and having taught English in France and Spain, I re-trained as a languages and English lecturer in 2002. It was at this time when I joined UCB as a student teacher. I gained my full-time post in 2004 and have worked as a lecturer in English for Academic Purposes and modern foreign languages, as well as being part of the masters dissertation supervision team and occasionally teaching on the masters research module. As well as this, I am currently working towards my Ed.D in language learning and teaching at the University of Sheffield and I am a regular contributor to the UCB Research Exchange.

Teaching

English for Academic Purposes; French; Spanish; Masters Research.

Research interests and scholarly activity

Language assessment; subtitling; French and Spanish cinema.

External engagements

External examiner of DELE A1/A2 and B1/B2 at University of Buckingham French and English programmes.

Other activities

In addition to my role at UCB, I have a keen interest in working in the voluntary sector. I was a chief steward and committee member for the Birmingham St. Patrick's Festival between 2002 and 2008, as well as being a member of the steering committee for the Oral History Project, which culminated in the publication of A Great Day: Celebrating St. Patrick's Day in Birmingham. I have also worked for Girlguiding UK, and have been a qualified unit leader since 2003, leading both Rainbows and Brownies, as well as working as a mentor for new leaders-in-training.
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