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Dr Ian Foster

BA(Cantab.), PhD(Cantab.)

  • BS8 1TE

1990 …2019

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Personal profile

Research interests

Dr Foster leads the language teaching team and is responsible for its overall management and strategy.  He is also Year Abroad Officer for the School. 

He teaches translation and interpreting classes in the Department of German and collaborates with colleagues in French, Spanish and Russian to deliver interpreting courses for those languages.

His research background is in German Studies, specifically Austrian culture and history since 1870. He has written and spoken on language learning and technology in recent years.


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Research Output

The future of language learning

Foster, I., 30 Aug 2019, In : Language, Culture and Curriculum. 32, 3, p. 261-269 9 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle (Academic Journal)

  • Review of Language Learner Narrative: An Exploration of ‘Mündigkeit in Intercultural Literature. By Helen O’Sullivan

    Foster, I., 2015, In : Modern Language Review. 110, 3, p. 908-909 2 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalBook/Film/Article review (Academic Journal)

    A Map of the Habsburg Empire

    Foster, I., 2014

    Research output: Other contribution


    • 3 Invited talk
    • 2 Festival, exhibition, performance
    • 1 Participation in conference

    British Association of Teachers of Japanese

    Ian Foster (Invited speaker)

    1 Sep 2018

    Activity: Participating in or organising an event typesInvited talk

    The Year Abroad Conference 2018

    Ian Foster (Speaker), & Edith Li Ross (Speaker)

    14 Sep 2018

    Activity: Participating in or organising an event typesParticipation in conference

    ECAs 2018. Making Visible the Invisible

    Ian Foster (Keynote/plenary speaker)

    1 Jun 2018

    Activity: Participating in or organising an event typesInvited talk