Rebecca Rowntree

Course Leader, Anglia Language Programme

Faculty:Faculty of Arts, Humanities, Education and Social Sciences

Location: Cambridge

Areas of Expertise: Language and linguistics

Courses taught:

Rebecca is an applied linguist with special interest in the areas of Modern Foreign Languages, language and identity and bilingualism.

Email: [email protected]


Rebecca’s first degree was in French language and literature and she then went on to teach English as a foreign language working in France and Mexico where she learned Spanish. She has also worked for the Cambridge University Language Centre, translating text books. Rebecca is interested in a wide area of language related topics including the experience of the international student in the British HE system and promoting language learning.

Spoken Languages

  • French
  • Spanish

Research interests

  • Language and identity
  • Bilingualism
  • Minority languages
  • International students in the Higher Education Environment
  • Future of Modern Foreign Languages in the UK
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Rebecca currently teaches on the Ruskin Module "Does Language Affect the Way you Think?"


  • MA, Applied Linguistics, Anglia Ruskin University
  • BA, Hons. French Language & Literature, University of Hull
  • DELTA, Bell School, Cambridge
  • CELTA, International House, London

Memberships, editorial boards

  • Fellow, Higher Education Academy