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Dr Ian Foster


Dr Foster joined the university in 2012.  In 2015 he was appointed Deputy Head Language Teaching.

He previously worked at the University of Salford, where he was Director of Languages (2011-12) and a Senior Lecturer in German, specialising in translating and interpreting. He also ran the Salford Language Resource Centre from 2004-2009.

He has a long-standing interest in Learning Technologies and the professional development of University Language Teachers.

He was Conference Secretary for the Association for German Studies in Britain and Ireland from 2000 to 2006 and was an examiner and moderator for the Chartered Institute of Linguists from 2008 to 2019.