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Hello I'm Brian Austerfield

Welcome to my web pages; please click below for pages in Italian

 After service in the Armed Forces as a non-commissioned officer, I enjoyed a business career spanning some 30 years.During this time, I was employed as Cost Accountant, Financial Accountant, Office Manager, Sales Manager, General Manager, Director, and Managing Director in a number of different commercial sectors.
For over thirteen years I was a University lecturer which I thoroughly enjoyed, and after retirement I continued teaching Italian in Community learning for a number of years.
However, I am open to any new opportunities that may present themselves

BA (Hons) Italian and Linguistics, University of Cental Lancashire Microsoft Office Specialist Certificates -  Word, Excel, PowerPoint
 Certificate in e-Moderation (on-Line)
 Post Graduate Diploma Teaching English for International Business    Post Graduate Certificate in e-Learning and Teaching
 Short language course at Università degli Studi, Bergamo
 Post Graduate Certificate Teaching English for International Business
  Certificate TEFL.
  C & G Adult and Further Education Teaching Certificate
  Certificated On-Line Tutor with Ufi – learndirect 
  C & G Certificate in Teaching Literacy& Numeracy
  University Certificate in Information Technology
   Linguistics at Università degli Studi, Torino, Italy
   Short language course at Università degli Studi, Verona, Italy
    Italian Language Certificate, Università degli Stranieri, Siena, Italy 
   1994/7 Runshaw College, Leyland – Italian and German language  studies 


 Present : Semi –retired, teaching Italian to adult evening classes for Wigan Community Learning, but continuing to look for new opportunities

2001- 2013: University of Central Lancashire, Preston, England:

Course Leader, Preparatory Certificate in English for University,

Lecturer EFL at Preparatory, Intermediate, & Upper Intermediate levels Cambridge Certificate;

Pre-Degree EFL course and preparation for Cambridge Certificates to newly arrived foreign students;

Lecturer English for Academic Purposes English for Special Purposes, and English for International Business.

Lecturer in Italian at University of Central Lancashire, Preston College, Cardinal Newman College, Preston, and at Lancashire College, Chorley.

Registered On-Line tutor with National Tutor Service

 Collaborated in the preparation of English language course materials for the ALIM Transnational Project (Strumenti e metodi per l'apprendimento della lingua inglese dei manager della pubblica amministrazione).

1999-2000 Taught EFL in Turin to a variety of ages - children to businessmen - including members (up and including senior officers) of the Italian Air Force.

 Over 25 years’ experience in business, serving as Cost Accountant, General Manager, Director, and Managing Director in a variety of industrial sectors

                       MY INTERESTS ARE




                     Travel,   especially in Italy 

                       I am a total italophile, in love with all things italian -  language .culture,  history, food and of course the wine