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Dr Juliet Solheim BA, PhD, PGCE


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Dr Juliet Solheim is a Lecturer within Modern Languages at the University of Southampton.

Juliet completed a BA in French with Italian and a PhD on generic representations of madness in thirteenth-century non-courtly Artesian literature at Royal Holloway University of London. Having trained at International House in 1993, she taught EFL and EAP for the Bell Educational Trust and various other organisations in a number of primarily European countries. Juliet began teaching French language and English/French translation to undergraduates in 1992 at Royal Holloway College, and then taught French language and Old French language and literature at the University of Manchester before coming to Southampton to teach French, Italian and EAP in 2000.

Juliet worked on the Alladin Project (TLTP 97) from 2000-2002 which focused on the design and implementation of technology-based independent language learning materials for art and design students. She has since participated in the Join the Club: Community Language Clubs Socrates-funded project.

More recently, she co-led a Pedagogical Research Project with Kirsten Söntgens and funded by the Subject Centre for Languages, Linguistics and Area Studies for which they were given a University of Southampton Vice-Chancellor's Teaching Award in 2005.

Juliet is becoming increasingly involved in the design and delivery of staff development programmes in language advising and independent language learning support for university language teachers in Mexico. In January 2007, she delivered a training programme at the Universidad Juárez del Estado de Durango and in September 2007, she offered a similar programme at the Benemérita Universidad Autónoma de Puebla, Mexico.

Research interests

Juliet's research interests are focused on pedagogical issues including the practice of language advising, independent learning and critical thinking in Higher Education. She is currently analysing data collected from the third evaluation of the integrated language learning skills provision at the University of Southampton.

Juliet coordinates and teaches French Language Stage 3 (approx Common European Framework Level B1) and teaches French Language Stages 5 and 7 (approx CEF Levels C1 and C2) as well as French/English translation to French Socrates students. She also coordinates, develops and delivers language learning skills provision at the Hartley Library and Avenue Campus language advisory services. In 2007, Juliet delivered staff development courses in Mexican universities on the principles and practices of language advising.

Dr Juliet Solheim
Faculty of Arts and Humanities, University of Southampton, Avenue Campus, Southampton. SO17 1BF United Kingdom

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