Staff

Dr Anissa Daoudi

Lecturer in Arabic and Translation Studies
Language Co-ordinator for Arabic

I am currently Head of the Arabic section of Languages for All.

I am also the Project Convenor for the British Academy International Partnership and Hans Seidal (Tunisia) funded research network: We are organising a conference ‘Arabic and Gender Discourse(s) in the Arabic-speaking region’, scheduled for the 29 March 2013, bringing together international scholars working on the ...

Nieves Díaz-Cueva

Nieves Díaz-Cueva

LCAHM Senior Welfare Tutor Officer
Senior Language Tutor
Co-ordinator for Spanish, Languages for All

I have been teaching languages in Higher Education for almost 20 years.  For as long as I can remember languages and culture(s) have been the main focus of my interests and my career.

Mr Fumitsugu Enokida

Language Tutor in Japanese

I have been teaching Japanese as a foreign language at the University of Birmingham since 1999. I teach all levels to a wide range of students from undergraduate students to the public. My role also includes a committee member of the BATJ Speech Content for University Students and OCR External Verifier as well as Assessor of the QCB/NVQ for Japanese.

Sophie Gavrois

Language Tutor in French

I am a native speaker of French and come from Saint-Etienne, France. I joined the Centre for Modern Languages in 2003. I enjoy very much teaching French, as a foreign language or as native or second language, and I have 18 years of teaching experience.

Emilie Grinan-Coley

Emilie Grinan-Coley

Language Tutor in French

I am a native speaker of French, and come from the Franche-Comté region in Eastern France. I have been teaching French at the University of Birmingham since 2006, and have 15 years of experience teaching French as Foreign Language in France and the UK.

Mariela Knowles

Mariela Knowles

Language Tutor in Spanish

I am a native speaker of Spanish and I was born in Argentina. I trained as a language teacher and have over 15 years teaching experience  at all levels, from children as young as 3 to adults. I have been teaching Spanish at the University of Birmingham since 2004.

Valérie Leick

Valérie Leick

LCAHM Distance Learning Co-ordinator
Senior Language Tutor
Co-ordinator for French, Languages for All

A language teacher for 23 years, I am still learning a lot from every new student. I enjoy sharing my native language and culture but above all I derive a lot of satisfaction from inspiring students to become a good language tutor for themselves and keep learning beyond their university years.

“To have another language is to possess a second soul” - Charlemagne

Miss Li Li

Mandarin Chinese Tutor

I am a native speaker of Mandarin Chinese and enjoy language teaching, interpreting and translating.

Ulrike Mynette

Ulrike Mynette

Language Tutor in German / Erasmus Coordinator

I first came to Birmingham with the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) in 1987 to work at Aston University as a Lektorin. Since then I have taught German language classes at a huge variety of institutions from pimary schools to in compamy training. I have worked at the University of Birmingham for some 15 years now.

In August 2010, I started to work as an Erasmus coordinator for incoming ...

Ms Junko Ogawa

Programme Lead and Year Abroad Tutor for Japanese
Senior Language Tutor
Co-ordinator for Japanese, Languages for All

I have been teaching Japanese as a foreign language in Higher Education over 15 years. I am responsible for all aspects of Japanese language programmes including module development, year abroad and internship programme in Japan.

Amparo Pick

Amparo Pick

Language Tutor in Spanish

I am a tutor in Spanish for the Department of Modern Languages since September 2001. I previously worked for the Department of Development Administration in the School of Public Policy on a European Commission project and in European Marketing.

Ms Wibke Rickers

Ms Wibke Rickers

Language Tutor in German

I am a language tutor in German in Languages for All, Department of Modern Languages. I teach German across the full range of language levels, academic as well as Open Access and Free for All.

Mr Xiaolong Tang

Programme Lead and Year Abroad Tutor for Chinese
Senior Language Tutor
Co-ordinator for Chinese, Languages for All

Aside from being directly involved in most aspects of undergraduate language teaching, I also regularly play an important role in developing and organising Mandarin Chinese language modules and programmes.

Dietmar Wozniak

Director, Languages for All
Senior Language Tutor
Co-ordinator for German, Languages for All

As director of Languages for All I have overall responsibility for the team’s activities and the University's Institute Wide Language Programme (IWLP). In addition, I teach German language at all levels and offer modules on German politics.