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International Foundation Courses and English Language Studies

IFCELS Staff

Head of Department

Graham Davies

Acting Head, Foundation Programmes

William Hetherington

Head, English Language Programmes

Jennifer Balchin

Head, Teaching and Learning

David Fisher

Graham Davies
Head of Department
Graham Davies

Has worked in the IFCELS department since 1990 and before that taught English in Germany, the Middle East and South America. At SOAS was Head of the ICC foundation programme for 13 years before taking over as Head of Department in September 2009.

William Hetherington
Head, Foundation Programmes
William Hetherington

David Fisher
Head, Teaching and Learning
David Fisher

17 years overseas EAP experience in southeast Asia, the Middle East and West Africa; at SOAS since 1997

Jonathan Darlington
Programme Tutor, Intermediate Certificate Course (job share)
EAP Teacher
Johnny Darlington Has worked at SOAS since 2000 and previously taught in Spain, Portugal and Brazil. Currently teaches English for academic purposes on the ICC Undergraduate Foundation Programme, ELAS, in-sessional courses and the TEAP teacher-training course. 

Rachel Humphreys
Programme Tutor, Intermediate Certificate Course (job share)
Rachel Humphreys
Thomas Armstrong
Programme Tutor, Foundation Diploma for Postgraduate Studies
Tom Armstrong

Emma Hilton
Programme Tutor, English Language and Academic Studies (job share)
Emma Hilton
Alison Goodliff
Programme Tutor, English Language and Academic Studies (job share)
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Neil Robbie
Acting Programme Tutor, In-sessional Courses
Neil Robbie

At IFCELS since 2004 . Previously twelve years in Japan teaching English and EAP. Marker for BEC and IELTS exams. Interested in the role of grammar and vocabulary teaching in EAP and study skills.

Carol Fermor
Programme Tutor, Pre-Sessional Courses
Carol Fermor

Matthew Murphy
Summer Programme Coordinator
Matthew Murphy
Enard Latham
Academic Advisor
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Lucy Nabijou
Assistant Academic Adviser
Lucy Nabijou
Tony Malone
Department Administrator
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Delia Lozano
Accommodation, Visa and Welfare Adviser/Academic Advice Unit Support
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Andi Taylor
Teacher Support Officer
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Gita Peltier
Finance, Admissions and Examinations Officer
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Fabiola Smolowik-Martin
Secretary
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Tess Mitchell
Administrative Officer (programmes)
Tess Mitchell

EAP Teachers

Gareth Bentley
EAP Teacher
Gareth Bentley

I am interested in the discourses around international journalistic objectivity and emotion. I am also interested in social processes of conflict and alienation, particularly in the reporting of conflict and trauma.

Colin Braham
EAP Teacher (part-time)
Colin Braham

Charles Caudell
EAP Teacher
Charles Caudell

15 years overseas ELT/EAP experience in Europe, the Middle East and North Africa.
EAP instruction and support at SOAS since 1996.

Tony Corballis
EAP Teacher (part-time)
Tony Corballis Tony Corballis BCom (OTAGO), MA (SYDNEY), Dip TESOL. Specialist in Business/Management/Economics EAP, working on university support and foundation programmes. Authored 'English for Management Studies' (Garnet) and other published materials, and trains in business communication skills.

Gerard Gunning
EAP Teacher and Subject Lecturer (fractional)
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Jane Haynes Agoro
EAP Teacher
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Jeshmeen Kanjee
EAP Teacher (part-time)
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Robin Kearney
EAP Teacher
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Annie Kimber
EAP Teacher (part-time)
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Debbie King
EAP Teacher
Debbie King

Worked at SOAS for six years. Previously taught English to adults for eighteen years, both in the UK and abroad (three years in Japan). Areas of interest include English for Media and Art and teaching reading / writing skills.


Maria La Falce
EAP Teacher
Maria La Falce
George Lane
EAP Teacher
George Lane Current research concerns the presence of Persians in Yuan (Mongol) China. Teaching concentrates on Mediaeval Persia. Involved in IFCELS with the Lord Chancellor's programme for Chinese Lawyers since the early 90s as well as pre-sessionals and ELAS.
  • Tel: 020 7898 4285
  • Email: gl1@soas.ac.uk
  • Room: 303
  • Office Hours: Mondays 1.30-4pm or by email appointment

Claire Laubier
EAP Teacher
Claire Laubier At SOAS since 2002. Previous teaching and teacher training in France, Germany, Spain and Poland. Currently teaches on the Postgraduate Foundation Programme, ELAS, In-sessional and LTU courses as well as running the TEAP teacher-training course.
Catherine Lewis
EAP Teacher (part-time)
Catherine Lewis At SOAS since 2007.  Has taught EAP, study skills, business English and IELTS in several universities as well as in Japan.  A certified IELTS examiner at Middlesex University.  Interested in teaching academic essay writing. Currently studying for a PhD at King's College, London.

Kevin Manton
EAP Teacher/Subject Lecturer
Kevin Manton Has studied History, Politics and Philosophy and has two University of London Masters degrees and a PhD. Lectures, on European Society and Thought and Approaches to History. Has published articles and a book on British social and political history, and is an external examiner.
Samuel Martin
EAP Teacher (part-time)
Sam Martin

Kevin McGrath
EAP Teacher
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Mark McQuinn
EAP Teacher/Subject Lecturer
Mark McQuinn

Lecturer in Development Studies with a doctorate from SOAS. Currently researching the influence of foreign aid on the work of civil society groups in Sierra Leone and Tanzania. Published book in 2012 – Civil Society as a Conflictual Sphere in Post-liberalization Tanzania. Worked in Sierra Leone, Tanzania, the Sudan and Bulgaria.


Pauline Pallister De Diaz
EAP Teacher (part-time)
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Simon Read
EAP Teacher
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Simon Read has been an EAP teacher at IFCELS since 2000. He specialises in teaching for the IELTS test and also teaches English support classes on the ICC Economics course. Interests: Economics and Politics, Food and Wine, Travel.


Robert Stuart
EAP Teacher (part-time)
Rob Stuart

Has taught in Cyprus, Kuwait, Spain, Germany and the UAE. At IFCELS since 2000. Teaches a range of courses, including pre and in-sessional. Co-authored a course text in the UAE and wrote, directed and edited an accompanying video.

Elaine Tedder
EAP Teacher
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John Trzeciak
EAP Teacher
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James Turnbull
EAP Teacher (part-time)
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Subject Lecturers

Richard Arrowsmith
Subject Lecturer (part-time)/EAP Teacher
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Emma-Rose Barber
Subject Lecturer (part-time)
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An art historian who teaches at SOAS, The University of Kent, The Open University and other academic institutions. Specialises in the art of the Italian and the northern Renaissance, but is also doing a Phd on medieval culture and art.


Christopher Boyle
Subject Lecturer (part-time)
Chris Boyle

Chris holds a doctorate in International Relations from the University of Sussex. He has taught UG/PG courses at University College London, London Metropolitan University and City University. He currently teaches the ELAS Social Sciences course and the summer course in International Relations.

Neil Coade
Subject Lecturer (part-time)
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Elsbeth Court
Subject Lecturer (part-time)
Elsbeth Court

Subject Lecturer in World Art concentrating on the arts of Africa and an educationist whose approach is comparative and multi-disciplinary: anthropology, art history and criticism, cultural psychology, development studies

Partha Das Bhaumik
Subject Lecturer (part-time)
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Clara Della Croce
Subject Lecturer (part-time)
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Ourania Dimitraki
Subject Lecturer
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Gabriella Elgenius
Subject Lecturer (part-time)
Gabriella Elgenius

Specialisation: Diaspora communities in Britain, nationalism and national identities in Europe and Qualitative Methods

Jonathan Fryer
Subject Lecturer (part-time)
Jonathan Fryer

Bill Jefferies
Subject lecturer
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Andrew Kennedy
Subject Lecturer (part-time)
Andrew Kennedy

Arthur Kilgore
Subject Lecturer (part-time)
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Martin Moloney
Subject Lecturer (part-time)
Martin Moloney

Vasos Pavlika
Subject Lecturer (part-time)
Vasos Pavlika
  • Tel: 020 7898 4818
  • Email: vp4@soas.ac.uk
  • Room: 283
  • Office Hours: Fridays 9:00am-11:00am
Kasim Sheikh
Subject Lecturer (part-time)
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Orsolya Szakaly
Subject Lecturer (part-time)
Orsi Szakaly

At SOAS since 2005. Currently teaches Understanding the Modern World on ICC, EAP on ELAS and insessional courses. Specialism: Early Modern Central Europe, particularly the Habsburg Monarchy.