education and training

Wallingford School, Oxfordshire, 1967-1974.

University of York, 1975-1979. BA Hons (II i) in Language with Linguistics

Central Institute of Hindi, New Delhi, 1981-1982. Diploma in Hindi Language Proficiency

University of Leeds, 1982-1983. Postgraduate Diploma in ESL (PGCE) with Distinction

Sandwell College, 1983-1985 (part-time). City & Guilds Certificate in CCTV Production

University of Edinburgh, 1986-1987. MSc in Applied Linguistics


1. Development and Analysis of Gaelic Placement Test (Distinction)

2. Phonological Study of English Loanwords in Japanese (Distinction)

3. Design of Hindi and Urdu Language Programme for TV (Distinction)

Dissertation: Concepts of Mother Tongue and Native Speaker in relation to the Teaching of Languages to Adults