Alison Hiley has a background in academic study (BAHons Durham, PhD Edinburgh) and university teaching (German language, literature & translation at the Universities of Exeter & Edinburgh, & cultural history for the Open University). She is also TEFL trained, holds a Certificate in International Business English Training (with distinction) and has a postgraduate qualification in business & management from the University of Edinburgh. Alison has taught English to non-
Alison’s varied experience, in cultural history, language tuition and cultural tour guiding, naturally lent itself to the provision of customised courses and study visits for those with a particular interest in educational and professional links with Scotland. To this end she has gathered a team around her with particular experience and interest in establishing cultural and business links with Europe.
Barbara Jones is an honours graduate of St Andrew's University in Geography with French and holds a Masters diploma in French Translation from the University of Salford. She has worked in Publishing for Reid Elsevier in Paris and has worked as a freelance translator. She also holds a PGCE from Moray House (Edinburgh University) and has worked for many years as a secondary school teacher of Modern Languages. More recently she has gained her CELTA Teaching certificate and has taught EFL both to adults and teenagers. She also has experience of working with primary age groups in a variety of settings.
Working with Confluence Scotland, Barbara is enjoying combining her linguistic skills, varied teaching experience and background in translating and publishing to assist clients with their language learning and cultural training requirements.