School of Languages and Applied Linguistics


Ms Linda Sterne

  • Qualifications: MA Ed Education in Developing Countries specialising in Teacher Education and Distance Learning (Institute of Education); BSc Linguistic & International Studies (International Relations, French and Russian), University of Surrey; Certificate in E-Moderation, CELTA; IELTS Examiner Trainer; Member of the Chartered Institute of Linguists
  • Role Title: Senior Lecturer, English and Linguistics
  • Address: Park Building, King Henry 1 Street, Portsmouth PO1 2DZ
  • Telephone: 023 9284 2164
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  • Department: School of Languages and Area Studies
  • Faculty: Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences


A linguist and educator with more than 30 years experience in teaching and educational management and training at tertiary level in the UK and overseas. I have worked in pre-sessional, under-graduate and post-graduate course design and delivery, training of teachers and trainers, training management, e-learning and participatory action research, project evaluation.

Country Experience: UK, Indonesia, France, Ghana, Philippines and Malaysia.

Languages: French, Russian, Indonesian

Key Institutions: School of Languages & Area Studies, University of Portsmouth; Department of Languages and Translation Studies, University of Surrey; Department of International and Comparative Education, Institute of Education, University of London; Bell Educational Trust, Norwich; University of Paris X; Universitas Diponegoro, Central Java, Indonesia; Westminster College, London; UNICEF, Ghana; DFID, Ghana; UNDP, Philippines; Training Associates Philippines; VSO, London.

Teaching Responsibilities

  • Unit Coordinator
    • Managing across Cultures (Level 5 and 6)
    • Project (Level 6, Business Communication suite)
    • General Language 4 (Level 4 Year Tutor, Business Communication suite)
  • Course Leader MA TESOL, Leadership & Management (DL)
  • Education & Development (MSc International Development Studies)

Other Teaching

  • British Culture
  • General Language 6
  • Trinity Tutor
  • IELTS Examiner Trainer (responsible for recruitment, training, standardisation and monitoring of all IELTS examiners at the University of Southampton, University of Surrey and LSI, Portsmouth)


  • Final year undergraduate Business Communication suite Project, English Language, dissertation
  • MA TESOL and Applied Linguistics dissertation


  • Teacher Education and Professional Development
  • Educational Management and International Development
  • Cross-cultural management and communication in professional contexts
  • Training Methodology and Training of Trainers
  • Course design and management
  • Distance learning design, delivery and e-tutoring

Research profile

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