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Kim Bower

President - Association for Language Learning
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Professor Kim Bower holds a chair in Innovation in Languages Education at the Sheffield Institute of Education and is President of the Association for Language Learning. She enjoyed teaching French and German in secondary schools before moving to Hull University to lead the PGCE course for 13 years prior to her appointment at Sheffield Hallam University.  She is currently part of the ADiBE research project, a 3-Year European CLIL project in multilingual classrooms. Kim is recognised as a curriculum innovator in modern languages teacher education. She made national, substantive contributions in the leadership of two successful programmes for the government: the development of intensive modern language courses – subject knowledge enhancement (SKE) courses and the Anglo-French Bilateral Exchange Programme bi-national pilot with the IFUM Lorraine. Kim’s research in learner motivation, teacher pedagogies and interdisciplinary language learning has led to the development of an international network in Anglophone countries, supervision on higher degree programmes, as well as numerous speaking and keynote engagements. Kim was awarded a prestigious National Teaching Fellowship in 2017 and is a Principal Fellow of the Higher Education Academy.