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Mr Elwyn Edwards 

Programme Director International Foundation Year

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Mr Elwyn Edwards is the Programme Director for International Foundation Year at the University of Southampton.

As Programme Director of the International Foundation Year (IFY), Elwyn Edwards' overall objective is to ensure that the IFY programme prepares students for the challenging transition from high school and college in their own countries to undergraduate studies at a British university.

Elwyn studied town and country planning and worked in town planning for twelve years before moving to Toulouse in south-west France, where he made the career switch to teaching English as a foreign language. He taught English for academic purposes at major science university, the Institut National des Sciences Appliquées (INSA). He also taught business and general English as part of the training programmes for a large number of international companies including Airbus and Siemens electronics.

Since his return to the UK in 2006, Elwyn has worked with international students at the University of Southampton. As IFY Programme Director, he is responsible for all aspects of the IFY including development of the teaching programme and enhancing the student experience. He teaches on the Contemporary Britain and Global Society core IFY modules. He has two special interests. Firstly, designing materials for courses, which combine teaching of key content subjects with the development of international student's English language and study skills. Secondly, understanding the cross-cultural issues faced by international students studying at British universities.

Designing courses and materials for courses which combine teaching of content with the development of international students’ English language skills. 

Mr Elwyn Edwards
Faculty of Arts and Humanities, University of Southampton, Avenue Campus, Southampton. SO17 1BF United Kingdom

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