Dr Sandra Salin
Teaching Fellow in French


Dr Sandra Salin is a French native speaker with post graduate qualifications (including a PGD and PhD) in English, French Studies and French as a Foreign Language. She is also a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy, an External Examiner for French at the University of Bath, and a proposal and manuscript reviewer for the academic journal Labor History and Routledge Language Learning.

Dr Salin has worked as a French Lecturer in several universities in the UK, including Sheffield and Northumbria University. She joined the School of Modern Languages in 2000 and became a full-time Teaching Fellow in 2010. She currently teaches French on various language modules, including translation, interpreting and general language at stage 2 and 4. She is also the Director of the Year Abroad, the main editor of the SML French Newsletter French@Newcastle  (http://www.ncl.ac.uk/sml/students/newsletters/), of the SML Year Abroad Newsletter and of the Year Abroad magazine Flying Solo. 

Dr Salin  is a member of: the HaSS Faculty Language Resource Centre Advisory Board; the HaSS Faculty Year Abroad Co-ordinators' Standing Committee; the SML Board of Studies; the SML Teaching and Learning Committee; the SML Advisory Board with Heads of sections; the SML Language Review Working Party; and the SML Language Teaching Steering Group. This year she has also joined the Faculty Futures Programme.

Her current interests include; language teaching; material and programme development; mixed and independent learning, students' engagement; the Year Abroad and Employability. She also manages the French strand of The Real Translation Project (http://www.realtranslationproject.com/), an extra curricular activity that gives final year students the opportunity to translate documents for local, national and international NGOs, and have their work published. She also works occasionally as a volunteer or freelance translator as well as a language advisor.

Current Undergraduate Teaching (Semester 1)

TRI1111 - Interpreting Theory and Practice (Module Leader)

FRE2061 - French General Language (Module Leader)

FRE4061 - French General Language (Interpreting)

▪ Current Project: Preparation for placements abroad

In Spring 2014 Dr Salin was awarded funding through the Newcastle University Innovation Fund to lead a project entitled “Better French Living Through Independent Learning” that aims to narrow the gap existing between research-based content modules and Language modules and to develop specifically designed online resources to help Newcastle University students prepare for the time they will spend in a francophone country as part of their studies.