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Dr Ian Foster

Dr Ian Foster

Dr Ian Foster
BA(Cantab), PhD(Cantab)

Director of Foreign Language Teaching

Office G99, 19 Woodland Road
17 Woodland Road,
Clifton, Bristol BS8 1TE
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Tel. +44 (0) 117 928 7587

Research summary

Dr Foster leads the language teaching team within the School and is responsible for its overall management and strategy.

His research background is in German Studies, specifically Austrian culture and history since 1870. He also has a strong interest in the use of technology in teaching languages and has written on computer-assisted language learning and social media in language learning.

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Biography

Dr Foster joined the university in September 2012 from the University of Salford, where he was Director of Languages (2011-12) and previously a Senior Lecturer in German. He ran the Salford Language Resource Centre from 2004-2009.  In recent years he has devoted time to Learning Technologies through a Fellowship and been closely involved in the development of the Year Abroad as Residence Abroad Tutor.

He was Conference Secretary for the Association for German Studies in Britain and Ireland from 2000 to 2006 and is an examiner and moderator for the Chartered Institute of Linguists.

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