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    Dr Daniel Bosmans
    ​Academic Development Lecturer
    EdD MA BA (Hons) DPSI​. Daniel Bosmans is one of our ​Academic Development Lecturers. He has worked as a freelance interpreter/translator, an ESOL Lecturer and a French Lecturer. He obtained his Doctorate in Education (EdD) in 2014 and he specialises in applied linguistics.​

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​Daniel started teaching ESOL in a sixth-form college in 2001 as well as teaching French online with the Open University using a web-conferencing system that allows the teacher to deliver his sessions in a virtual classroom. Before embarking on a teaching career, he worked as a public service and conference interpreter (French/English) which lead him to become an examiner for the Diploma in Public Service Interpreting (DPSI) offered by the Chartered Institute of Linguists of which he became a Member. His interpreting assignments took him from Police interviews, court cases, prisons and immigration hearings to conferences organised by the European Community as well as the Worldwide Track Cycling Championship held in Manchester in 2000. He also set up and delivered a course leading to the DPSI and the Certificate in Bilingual Skills, a very successful course as his group of students obtained the Youhotsky Cup in 2004 for the best group results in the UK. He was then invited to teach on the MA in Conference Interpreting at the University of Salford which involved the training of students in both consecutive and simultaneous interpreting.

Daniel started at University Campus Oldham in September 2014 as a part-time ​Academic Development Lecturer with the rest of the week being spent at Manchester Metropolitan University in his role of TESOL Lecturer. He was appointed as a full-time ​Academic Development Lecturer​in October 2015.

​As an ​Academic Development Lecturer​, Daniel is responsible for the provision of individual sessions with students with the study skills aspects of their programmes and liaise with subject lecturers (mainly Early Years, Business, Psychology studies) to design and deliver bespoke study skills elements of professional development modules. As part of the Early Years programme, he leads the Theories and Strategies for Learning module and prepares and delivers all the relevant teaching materials. He also prepares generic study skills workshops on oral presentations, referencing, essay writing and various other study skills.
Daniel is also responsible, with his colleague Emma, for the setting up of an Academic English course to help students for whom English is not the first language. This course is delivered in May to prepare students for the following year.

Daniel also set up the peer-assisted learning (PAL) scheme to make for an easier transition from FE to HE and support first-year students with their new learning experience

  • Professional Academic Skills
  • Academic English course
  • Individual tutorials and group sessions on various aspects of academic skills
  • Peer-Assisted learning scheme
  • ​'Phonological Attainment and Foreign Language Anxiety in Distance Language Learning: a Quantitative Approach' - Distance Education 37(3)
  • Pronunciation online Module for the new French Beginners course at the Open University
  • Consultant author for Bon Départ (3 books) - French Beginners course at the Open University
  • Doctoral Thesis (EdD): 'Learning pronunciation Outside the Classroom: A sound pedagogical experience?' 
  • ​Second Language Acquisition
  • Learning strategies and virtual learning environment
  • Affect in language learning
  • Phonology
  • ​Examiner for the Chartered Institute of Linguists (Diploma in Public Service Interpreter)
  • French Lecturer at the Open University (online)

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