Mark Husmann

Mark Husmann

Programme Leader: International Foundation Programme

Mark did the CELTA and DELTA and concentrated on teaching ESOL and English for Academic Purposes, both in North Tyneside FE colleges and at Northumbria University.

I went through 13 thorough years of German school education. After dipping into commercial banking, I realised that languages are more interesting than mortgages and enrolled on a double MA in English Studies and Slavonic Studies at the Carl-von-Ossietzky University of Oldenburg. My language studies abroad led me to Novosibirsk (Russia) and Newcastle, to which I returned in 1995.

I graduated from Durham University with an MA (research by thesis) in Russian on the works of the Strugatsky Brothers in 2005. During my time of study I started teaching German language and developed my own language programs and an interest in TEFL. I subsequently did the CELTA and DELTA and concentrated on teaching ESOL and English for Academic Purposes, both in North Tyneside FE colleges and at Northumbria University.

Qualifications

MA, BA

Professional activity

I teach reading and text analysis, academic writing, grammar, and most other academic English language skills on our pre-sessional programmes and on the International Foundation Programme.

I am also responsible for developing digital technologies for the classroom, including language-learning software.

I am one of the two health and safety reps in the Department of Languages and a Fire Marshall.

Teaching

I have been teaching pre-sessional English at Northumbria University since January 2003. I have led and taught on the pre-sessional programme for undergraduates (ESF1) and short courses for European Trade Unionists.

I co-directed the English Language Centre Summer Schools from 2006 to 2008.

Since 2006 I have been the programme leader for the International Foundation Programme.

Campus address

QA Office, Ground Floor
City Campus Library, Northumbria University
Newcastle upon Tyne
NE1 8ST

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