Dr. Gill Claridge

It is a privilege to work at IPU New Zealand because of the wonderful variety of students, and the collegiality of the staff.

QUALIFICATIONS

PhD Applied Linguistics Victoria University Wellington, MA Hons Russian Language and Literature St Andrews University, PGCE St Martins College Lancaster, CELTA RSA International House London, IELTS examiner, Trinity Cert TESOL moderator

PAPERS TAUGHT

Cert TESOL, Literature and the Land, Asia Pacific cultures through Literary Texts, Contemporary Short Story

RESEARCH INTERESTS

Extensive reading by non-native speakers of English, benefits of reading for people living with dementia

COUNTRIES LIVED IN

UK, France, Italy, Malaysia, New Zealand.

PREVIOUS ROLES

ESOL teacher in Malaysia, UK, New Zealand. Linguist specialist and analyst for British Civil Service. Teacher of French in high schools in UK. Partner in small business fish farming in UK.

COMMUNITY WORK / INTERESTS

Amateur dramatics; produced and played in many productions in UK. Choral singing; with Peter Chan, set up an IPC choir which ran for several years. I sing in the Camerata Women's Choir. I enjoy playing golf, swimming, walking, writing, reading and playing with my grandchildren.

MY PASSIONS

Spending time at the beach, having a meal (with good wine) with friends and family.

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Magic is believing in yourself. If you can do that, you can make anything happen
- Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

The task of a writer is not to solve the problem, but to state it correctly
- Anton Chekhov