National Consortium for Languages Education
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Meet the NCLE

National Consortium for Languages Education (NCLE)

The NCLE will be led by IOE in partnership with The Goethe-Institut and the British Council as a Consortium, working to lead a new nationwide hubs programme funded by the DfE.

Meet the Team

Chair of Board of Directors

Professor Li Wei – IOE Director and Dean, Professor of Applied Linguistics

NCLE Director

Bernardette Holmes MBE – Honorary Professor

Professional Development

Director of Strategic Learning Futures

Dr Judith Rifeser (Associate Professor)

Senior Languages Curriculum and Professional Learning Developer

Karen Hanrahan

Research and Innovation

Director of Research and Innovation

Professor Zhu Hua – Professor of Language Learning and Intercultural Communication

Research Fellows

  • Dr Ann-Marie Hunter – Senior Research Fellow (Language Learning)
  • Dr Elin Arfon – Research Fellow (Language Subject Leadership)

Operations and Professional Services

Programme Leader

Kim Leathem

Performance Manager

Mike Crook

Programme Co-Ordinator

Lily Bao

Programme Administrator

Zahra Dhalla-Bhimji

Hannah O’Rourke

British Council

Schools Adviser

Vicky Gough

Senior Marketing Manager

Emily Pelter

Marketing Manager

Pamela Cairns

Goethe-Institut London

Deputy Director and Head of Language Department North West Europe

Andrea Pfeil

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