Deputy Director of Studies
Course Leader, BA (Hons) English Language and BA (Hons) English Language Teaching and English Language Studies
Faculty:Faculty of Arts, Law & Social Sciences
Department:Department of English and Media
Areas of Expertise:
English language and linguistics
English Language and English Language Teaching, English Language and Linguistics, English Language Studies (For Non-native Speakers of English)
Sarah is an applied linguist who is interested in the areas of semantics, sociolinguistics, discourse analysis and pedagogy.
Before joining Anglia Ruskin, Sarah taught syntax and grammar at the British Institute in Rome and in Vicenza in Italy. Her first degree was in music and the link between music and language grew. Sarah continues to be interested in second language acquisition, the influence of motivation and the age factor in the second language acquisition process as well as culture, identity and intercultural issues in higher education.
Sarah is our Deputy Director of Studies; Course Group Leader for English Language and Intercultural Communication; and Course Leader for English Language and English Language Teaching and English Language Studies.
- Discourse analysis
Areas of research supervision
- The effect of English culture on Arabic students studying in the UK
- The language of the social media – implications of Facebook
- Classroom theory and practice
- MA Applied Linguistics
- CELTA Teacher Trainer
- DELTA, Regent School Rome
- CELTA, Basil Patterson School of English
- Graduate Diploma in Music, CCAT
Memberships, editorial boards
- Fellow, Higher Education Academy
Research grants, consultancy, knowledge exchange
- UCCLES external examiner
- External examiner, University of Bedfordshire MA TESOL
Selected recent publications
Case study: Motivation in Learning - Good Learner Study. IATEFL.