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Anny King


  • Emeritus Director, Language Centre
  • Fellow, Churchill College, Cambridge

Personal page on Churchill College website

Contact Information

Postal Address: Churchill College, Storeys Way, CB3 ODS

Anny King


Previous Positions

  • 1990-1995 Senior Language Adviser, Language Centre, University of Cambridge
  • 1995-2000 Deputy Director, Language Centre, University of Cambridge
  • 2000-2010 Director, Language Centre, University of Cambridge

Research Interests

  • Second language acquisition
  • Face to face and online teaching and learning methods
  • Use of audio-visual media in language teaching


Chevalier dans l’Ordre des Palmes Académiques (French Government)

Notable Projects on behalf of the Language Centre

  • Led the Language Centre’s role in the East of England consortium for the national Routes into Languages programme of languages outreach to schools through Junior CULP/CULP for Schools and Colleges
  • Led the East of England Regional Centre for the DfE funded national Links into Languages programme of CPD for language teachers
  • Led numerous online learning development projects: Languages at Your Fingertips in French and Spanish - in cooperation with the BBC; CUTE (Chinese University Teacher Training in English) - in Tsinghua University and another 7 Chinese Universities; English at Your Fingertips.


King, A. and Honeybone, A. (1992), ‘Developing learner autonomy, post 16', CILT Esch, E. and King, A. (1992), ‘M. Dumas, qui c'est?', Mélanges, CRAPEL No. 21

King, A. (1993), Languages for Work and Life, European survey on common needs, vocationally oriented Language Learning, Council of Europe

King, A. (1994), The French Experience 1 (Course Designer), BBC

King, A. and Honeybone, A. (1996), “Needs before Means, the Dialectics of Learning and Technology”, ALT Journal

King, A. (1996), The French Experience 2 (Course Consultant), BBC

King, A. and Lambert, J.M. (1997), The French Experience Rencontres, BBC

King, A. (1998), “Intégrer les médias dans un apprentissage multi-média”, Le Français dans le monde, July

King, A (1999), BBC Talk French online support material

King, A. (ed.) (2000), Languages and the Transfer of Skills, CILT

King, A and Radic N. (2004), ‘A rich, flexible and supportive language learning environment: The Cambridge University Language Programme’, CILT

King, A with Marsh, D. Cavaleri N. and Brewster E. (2007) ‘CUTE (Cambridge University Teacher Training in English): A Flexible Approach to the Integration of Online and Face-to-Face Support for Language Learning’, In H. Spencer-Oatey (ed.) E-Learning Initiatives in China, Hong Kong University Press

King, A. ‘Teachers as Listeners’ in McCarthy, M (ed.) (2016) The Cambridge Guide for Blended Language Learning, Cambridge University Press

King, A. (2016) White Paper on ‘Blended Language Learning’, Cambridge University Press