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Jane Hegedüs Jane is acting Head of Department in a large Language College in the North West and teaches German and French across the age and ability range from primary to A level. She is co-ordinator of the primary MFL project as part of the language college community project. She is an assistant examiner for OCR, provides INSET on a whole range of topics and has contributed to a number of published resources. She is currently Chair of the German committee.
Ms Claire Bleasdale

Co-opted to represent SALT


Peter Boaks

Observer from CILT


Mr Geoff Brammall Geoff lives in Stockport and taught German (and French) in a comprehensive school for 27 years. He is Principal Examiner for German Reading (Full and Short courses) with AQA, and now works as a text book author and Inset provider. He is the ALL representative to the Internationaler Deutschlehrer Verband (IDV).


Colleen Bush Colleen is currently working at Skipton Girls' High School, North Yorkshire, a girls’ selective grammar school, where she teaches predominantly German with some French. This year she has enjoyed the challenges of ITT mentoring. Other areas of interest include encouraging creativity in speaking and writing. She is hugely enthusiastic about Austria - having spent her undergraduate year abroad in Salzburg, and enjoys sharing her experiences with her pupils. She is a member of the Skipton-Simbach Twinning Commitee, where she also takes her school German exchange. Other interests include: travel, choral music and skiing.


Jean Dawes

Jean studied German and French at Oxford, worked for a couple of years at the BBC then went into teaching, and has been working in the state secondary sector off and on for 25 years now. She was Head of German at The High School, Gloucester throughout the 90s and has now returned to a mainscale post at Cheltenham Bournside School and Sixth Form Centre, the largest comprehensive in the county. She has done classroom consultancy for Nelson Thornes Publishers, and is an AS/A2 examiner for German. Her particular interestsare visits and exchanges, and the challenge that German faces at Year 9 and the Sixth Form Options stage. As well as being on the GNC since 2002 Jean is a committee member of the West of England Branch of ALL and of Gloucester’s Town Twinning Association.


Ms Sabine Gläsmann

Sabine originally came to the UK to train as an opera singer, but discovered the joys of teaching languages during a PGCE course in Sheffield. After teaching German and French for a few years, she is now back at university to work on her PhD in the field of online foreign language teaching and learning.


Mr John Hill

John taught German and French in Warwickshire schools for 28 years before moving to the the University of Nottingham Language Centre in 1994. During his period in Warwickshire he was involved in writing Part 1 of the long-running school coursebook Gute Reise. Since official retirement he has been teaching part-time at Warwick University Language Centre. He enjoys researching easy-to-use teaching materials and has presented these at several ALL functions and in the journal.


Karl Pechatscheck Karl works at the Goethe-Institut London as Head of Language and Deputy Director. He worked for years in different parts of Germany as a teacher of history, social sciences and, especially, German as a foreign language. Then he was sent to East Asia to organise the Goethe-Institute's language courses. Back in the central office of the Goethe-Institut in Munich, he was assigned to develop a controlling system for its German Institutes and was for several years headteacher of the Munich branch of the Goethe-Institut.


Mrs Uta Smail

Uta wurde in München geboren und wuchs in Düsseldorf auf, wo sie ein neusprachliches Gymnasium besuchte. Nach dem Abitur mit Schwerpunkt Deutsch, Englisch, Französisch und Latein studierte Uta Deutsch und Geschichte mit Zusatzfach Erdkunde an der Universität München, unterbrochen durch einen Stipendiumsaufenthalt am University College London. Nach dem Staatsexamen in München heiratete Uta den Engländer David Smail und machte nach der Geburt ihrer zwei Kinder ihre Lehrerausbildung (PGCE) an der Universität Nottingham. Seitdem hat Uta an mehreren Schulen in Nottingham Deutsch unterrichtet. Zur Zeit ist sie part-time lecturer am New College Nottingham. Uta ist ein langjähriges Mitglied von ALL und seit einigen Jahren editorvon Deutsch: Lehren und Lernen.



Christine Stieblich Christine has been with the Goethe-Institut Inter Nationes since 1977 working in various countries. She is at present Head of the Teaching Advice Department at the Goethe-Institut Inter Nationes in London. She is responsible for the coordination of in-service training for teachers in Secondary, Further and Higher Education and for the co-operation with partners in the educational field.


Richard Surr Richard is currently teaching French and German from beginners’ to A Level at Warwick School. He is an examiner of  German Speaking Tests for AQA at GCSE level with 2 years’ experience as a Visiting Examiner, also in German, at AS and A2. He spent 16 years in the Royal Air Force as a languages trainer, including 2 years in Berlin at the time of the “Wende” and 6 years running the RAF German Language Training Centre near Mönchengladbach. He enjoys most sports, reading, theatre and hill-walking.


G�rard Poulet

Kamel Benchouiha
Krista Horne
Susan Hudson

Neil Jones

Shirley Lawes


Philippe Mogentale Observer, Cultural Service of French Embassy
Elizabeth Nicholas
Christine O'Leary
De la Federation Internationale des Professeurs de Francais