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Robin Bell is the Foundation Year Coordinator for the Language Centre and runs core modules in essay writing and seminar/presentation skills for students on Keele's Humanities and Social Science Foundation Years. She is the Short Course Academic Coordinator for programmes with partner universities and has recently helped develop and coordinate a suite of in-sessional 'academic English' modules for international postgraduates at Keele.
Robin first came to Keele as a postgraduate student in 1978, and returned in 2001 as a short course tutor in the English Language Unit (ELU), joining as a full-time member in 2003. Prior to returning to Keele, Robin lived and taught in her home town of New York and in Japan. A strong believer in the value of learning, thinking and grappling with ideas since her days as a high school teacher in New York, Robin is particularly interested and involved in helping students from a range of backgrounds develop the thinking, language and expression skills needed to get the most out of their university experience.
Robin has a BA in English and Philosophy from Skidmore College in Saratoga Springs, NY and an MA in TESOL (Teaching English to Speakers of other Languages) from New York University.