Dr Gemma King

CASS, School of Literature, Languages and Linguistics

"I had really wonderful teachers who inspired me to pursue research, but I stumbled upon teaching when I became a PhD student. And I came into the classroom in the beginning with a lot of imposter syndrome and fear, but quickly discovered that this was the part of the job that made me most excited and was most rewarding."Dr Gemma King
"What I love to see in my students is all the other skills that they cultivate in a language classroom... curiosity about foreign cultures, humility, that ability to be comfortable making mistakes and not feel like they have to be perfect all the time. And a deeper understanding of their own place in the world and in their culture, I think is something that's really valuable for them beyond just speaking a new language."Dr Gemma King