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Programme Director, Modern Languages, Keele University

Alison Long is responsible for the undergraduate modules EAP 1 and 2, and British Cultural Studies. She also leads the team delivering postgraduate courses in pronunciation and fluency improvement, is the Language Centre co-ordinator for the MSc in Scientific Research Training, is second marker for both Russian and Italian and is Disability Liaison Officer and Deputy Academic Conduct Officer for the Language Centre. She also runs the postgraduate research academic writing course, and is part of the Trinity CertTESOL team.

Alison joined the Language Centre as a sessional teacher in 2011, and became a full-time member of staff in 2012. She previously worked as a Disability Officer at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama, and prior to that was a full-time research student at the University of Surrey.

Alison has a BA (Hons) in Russian, an MA in Comparative Literature from UCL and a PhD in Russian language change from the University of Surrey. She also has a DipTESOL from Trinity College and a postgraduate certificate in learning and teaching in higher education. She has been a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy since 2006.


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    Programme Director, Modern Languages, Keele University