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Murray Edwards College
University of Cambridge
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    Mrs Sarah Schechter

    Murray Edwards College
    Huntingdon Road
    CB3 0DF

    Fellow in Languages

    Modern and Medieval Languages


    I’m very excited about the Bye Fellowship and the opportunity to be part of the vibrant language scene within the Murray Edwards College.

    Degrees & Honours

    BA French & Russian (QMC and University of London External)

    DipTEFL, MA TESOL (Applied Linguistics), Institute of Education, University of London

    Awards & Prizes

    European Language Label, Institute of Chartered Linguists Special Commendation

    Research Interests

    Doctor-Patient (Mis)Communication

    Second Language Acquisition


    I’ve been Routes into Languages East Project Manager for the past ten years, 2007-2017, working with amazing teachers in the region who have fantastic ideas for competitions and other projects for KS3/4/5 (National Spelling Bee/Translation Bee/Language on Film/Language BeatZ/LinguaMaths/Language Leader Award and much more), improving language learning and performance and raising aspirations as well as collaborating with the other Routes into Languages consortia universities (67 in total, nationally). Prior to this, I had a long career as a lecturer in Applied Linguistics and EFL and as Director of EFL and Head of the English Language Studies Department at Anglia Ruskin University. As Comenius East Regional Manager 2007-9 and now in my present role, I’ve come full circle and am happily back with Modern Foreign Languages. I’m delighted to be on the Project Advisory Board of the flagship MEITS (Multilingualism: Empowering Individuals, Transforming Societies) project.


    Chapters in Living Languages: An Integrated Approach to Teaching Foreign Languages in Secondary Schools and Employability for languages: a handbook