Martine is a Modern Languages specialist (French/Spanish) and has taught in schools and colleges, and in adult and higher education in England. After working as Course Leader for Modern Languages at a sixth form college she developed a portfolio of work by combining teaching, initial teacher training and consultancy work. She has also worked as educational adviser with a focus on the evaluation of subject-based and cross-institution educational projects. She has been working at the University of Birmingham since September 2009, with a focus on Modern Languages initial teacher education and training.
Martine teaches on the PGDipEd in Modern Languages. This 36 week long course, with 12 weeks spent at the university and 24 weeks in schools, aims to prepare students to become teachers in the 11-18 secondary sector. The PGDipEd is one of only a few intial teacher education courses in the country to be at post-graduate diploma level (most are PGCEs). She works on all six modules, plans and delivers sessions at the University, carries out supervisory visits while student teachers are on placement in schools, and supervises their assignment work (amongst many other tasks).
In addition she is one of the Whole School Issues tutors (PGDipEd cross-subject course) and contributes to the Primary PGDipEd and to the training of Erasmus students to become foreign language assistants.
Martine contributes to the marketing of courses and activities in the Department of Professional Studies, and is a member of the School of Education's Internationalisation Committee.