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Alec Paterson

Alec Paterson

Job title: EAP Lecturer and Module Leader

Email address: Alec.paterson@northumbria.ac.uk


  • MA Modern English Language
  • BA Hon English and Creative Writing
  • Fellow of the Higher Education Academy (FHEA)

Alec joined the International Foundation Programme at Northumbria University in January 2019 as an English for Academic Purposes Lecturer. Since then, he also started leading the Introduction to Humanities and Social Sciences and the Ethical Practices in Action pathway modules. Before joining the team, Alec spent 10 years teaching Academic and General English in East Asia, Central Europe and the UK.

My professional interests lie in learning technologies, historical linguistics and English as a Lingua Franca. Outside of work I enjoy sports, writing and travelling.

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