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Sarah Sibley

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Personal statement

Sarah Sibley has been working at Bath Spa University teaching and supporting international students since 2001. She is currently the Academic Coordinator of the English Language Unit (ELU), where she designs and delivers a range of modules and courses for international students university-wide.

Previously, Sarah worked for several years in Italy with Alitalia, Fiat and various banks and universities as a language and academic skills tutor. She then returned to London, where she worked as a teacher trainer and tutor for Regent Language Training. For over 20 years Sarah worked for Cambridge Assessment on their suite of international examinations as a Principal Examiner, Item Writer and Examiner Trainer.

Her main areas of research interest lie in curriculum design and assessment, and internationalisation of curriculum (IoC).

Academic qualifications

  • MEd in Applied Linguistics Open University
  • MA in World Literatures University of London, Birkbeck
  • Diploma in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages Hammersmith and West London College
  • CPLHE Bath Spa University.

Professional memberships

  • HEA Fellow (2011).

Teaching specialism

  • Curriculum design and assessment
  • Internationalisation of Curriculum.

Research and academic outputs

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How to enhance international and domestic students’ interaction? A case study of the design and development of an international business module
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Liu, L and Sibley, S (2014) 'How to enhance international and domestic students’ interaction? A case study of the design and development of an international business module.' In: Orme, M, ed. Supporting internationalisation through languages and culture in the twenty-first-century university. Intercultural Studies and Foreign Language Learning (ISFLL) (15). Peter Lang AG, Oxford, pp. 125-140. ISBN 9783034309806


An investigation into helping international students to be better prepared before coming to the UK: a case study at Business and Management Department in Bath Spa University
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Liu, L and Sibley, S (2012) An investigation into helping international students to be better prepared before coming to the UK: a case study at Business and Management Department in Bath Spa University. In: Supporting Internationalisation through Languages and Culture in the 21st Century University, 19-20 July 2012, University of Central Lancashire, Preston.


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