Hannah joined SCILT in 2006. She has conducted several statistical surveys for SCILT and has also been involved in evaluations of government funded languages education projects such as Gaelic in the Primary School and Partners in Excellence. More recently, she has investigated the range of cross-sector collaborative activities to promote modern languages in Scotland. She is currently researching the ways in which the government’s internationalisation strategy is affecting modern language provision in Scottish higher education. Hannah also edits the Scottish Languages Review, SCILT's electronic journal, and acts as liaison officer for various language practitioner committees, such as the Scottish Association for Language Teaching (SALT), the Scottish FE Network, Modern Languages and the Scottish committee of the Subject Centre for Languages, Linguistics and Area Studies (LLAS).
Before joining SCILT, Hannah taught French and German in school, later moving to further education to teach languages in a range of vocational areas, including tourism. Her doctoral thesis, completed in 2005, investigated the ways in which beliefs about the relevance of language options in further education qualifications are negatively influenced by misconceptions regarding the meaning of language-related statistics.
Languages: Hannah's native language is German and she is a fluent speaker of French. In addition, she has basic Russian and Spanish. More recently, she has started to learn Mandarin Chinese.
Languages education policy
Language learning for vocational purposes
Languages and intercultural education
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