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Christopher Kew

EAP Lecturer

  • Maxwell 927
  • T: 0161 295 0008
  • E: c.kew@salford.ac.uk

Office Times

Tuesday 12 noon – 2 pm

Friday 12 noon – 2pm

Biography

My English teaching career began in a lycée in the French West Indies where I worked as a language assistant as part of my first degree at the University ofLancaster. On graduating, I obtained my first TESOL certificate from the University of Manchester and went on to teach general English in private language schools in Portugal. In the late 1990’s I moved to Paris, France where I taught business English to bankers, insurance brokers and professionals in the field of information management. Then, in 1999 I undertook further studies in Second Language Acquisition at the Sorbonne Nouvelle and was awarded the French equivalent of an MPhil degree whilst developing digital learning materials and teaching English for specific purposes at a number of different Universities and business schools in the Paris region.

I returned to the UK in 2003 to complete a master’s degree in Educational technology at the University of Manchester before joining the University of Bolton where I worked on a number of European Union funded e-learning research projects delivering workshops and conference talks to educational professionals around the world. This work involved the production of learning objects built to IMS standards. At the same time, I maintained and expanded my interest in ELT by earning examiner status for the Cambridge IELTS at the University of Liverpool.

In 2010, I took the opportunity to marry my interests in language teaching and educational technology through work at INTO Manchester where, as well as teaching English for Academic Purposes, I had responsibility for developing and maintaining the institutional VLE (Moodle) and developed numerous learning objects using rapid e-learning software.

I moved to the University of Salford in the summer of 2012 where I started work on the English Summer Program. I have since taught on IFY programmes and have responsibility for the development and population of the ESP module on Blackboard.

Kew, C. (2007). The TENCompetence Personal Competence Manager

2nd European Conference on Technology Enhanced Learning, Crete, Greece, CEUR. Available online at: http://sunsite.informatik.rwth-aachen.de/Publications/CEUR-WS/Vol-280/

• Kew, C., Macneill.S, Corley,L., Liber,O., and Hollins, P. (2007) Learning Activity LIFE (Learning Interoperability Framework for Europe) Booklet Available online at: http://www.intermedia.uio.no/confluence/display/life/6+Learning+Activity

• Kew,C. (2006) TENCompetence: Lifelong Learning and Competence Development In Lecture Notes in Computer Science Volume 4227/006 621-627

  • Kew,C. (2005) Currnt State of Tooling. n urgos, D and Griffiths, D (Ed/s) The UNFOLD Poroject - Understading and Using Learning Design (pp.95-101). Heerlen, The Netherlands. Open University of the Netherlands.

 

Teaching

I teach on both ESP and IFY English based programmesat the University of Salford.

Qualifications and Memberships

2010: DELTA diploma – Manchester Academy

2003: MEd ICT –University of Manchester

2000: DEA (MPhil) Linguistics – La Sorbonne Nouvelle

1999: Maitrise (Masters) Linguisitcs – La Sorbonne Nouvelle

1994: BA Hons French and English – University of Lancaster