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Mrs Sian Brooks

Subject Lecturer (Modern Foreign Languages) in Initial Teacher Education, School of Education

Telephone number

+44 (0) 1792 606361

Welsh language proficiency

Intermediate Welsh Speaker
Available For Postgraduate Supervision

About

Passionate about raising standards in Modern Foreign Language (MFL) teaching and improving the uptake of MFL at GCSE and A level, Siân is the MFL PGCE Tutor at Swansea University. Siân has an MA in Translation with  Language Technology and has completed three years of a PhD in multilingual learning. Siân also has a research interest in using digital technology to enhance teaching and learning in the classroom and in well-being and Additional Learning Needs, stemming from her time as a school SENCo. Siân is actively engaged in research projects and is a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy. Siân is a qualified and experienced teacher of French and Spanish and has taught both subjects to ‘A’ level.

Areas Of Expertise

  • MFL Pedagogy
  • Vocabulary acquisition
  • Multilingualism and third language acquisition
  • Digital technology in the classroom
  • Additional Learning Needs & Wellbeing

Career Highlights

Teaching Interests

MFL pedagogy

French / Spanish subject enhancement

Translation pedagogy

Additional Learning Needs & Wellbeing

Education in France

Language Acquisition

Research
  • PhD Working title: Making pedagogical links between languages: exploring how teachers respond to the interdisciplinary and interlinguistic challenges inherent in the Languages, Literacy and Communication Area of Learning and Experience in Curriculum for Wales 2022.”
  • ERASMUS Plus: All Age Schools
Award Highlights

2018-19 Coleg Cymraeg Cenedlaethol: Cynnydd Gorau gan Siaradwr Newydd. Cymraeg Gwaith Addysg Uwch.