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 I've done  courses with sixth form and university students as well as adults and with poetry groups.  I'm doing a WEA course at the moment.




Teachers Certificate (1962)   King Alfred's College, Winchester

BA (Hons) English (1965)    University of Southampton

MPhil English (1968)            University of Southampton

PhD English language            University of Stirling

Diploma English as a Second Language    Sandwell College of Higher Education


I've worked in primary schools all over UK and in Nigeria, also as an advisory teacher for English and manager for English as a Second Language, and have written a book about knowledge about language in the primary school. 


I've worked in sixth forms in colleges in Hampshire, teaching mainly English language, literature and language/literature courses, but also some GCSE English, some Media Studies, and some Politics.  I've written textbooks on language which are used in colleges and universities





I taught for eighteen years at Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria in Nigeria, lecturing mainly on language and researching and publishing work on African Poetry in English (See Other Writing), as well as developing my poetry.