Mrs Mary Fender, CFEN (Ecole Normale de Chambery), Maîtrise d'Anglais (University of Grenoble), DUT Documentation Administrative (IUT Grenoble), MA Linguistics (Durham)
I started my career as a primary school teacher in France and also qualified as a librarian/documentalist. After bringing up children, I did an MA in Linguistics at Durham University, specialising in syntax, and subsequently taught French for European Studies and as an elective module.
I then took up the post of Languages for All (LFA) coordinator and Resource Officer in 2003. As coordinator, I manage the LFA programme which employs nearly 30 teachers offering over 60 extra-curricular language classes to approximately 800 students, staff and members of the public at both Durham and Queen's Campuses.
As Resources Officer, I manage the Open Access Centre which provides multimedia language resources for MLAC, LFA and English Language Centre students and teachers, with the help of 5 assistants on a rota basis.
Journal papers: academic
- Fender, Mary et al (2002). Agreement: a structural relation, and not a functional projection. Durham Working Papers in Linguistics 8.
- Fender, Mary (2002). Stylistic inversion in French. Durham Working Papers in Linguistics 8: 27-40.