Good Bye to Terence Boyle English Teacher at ISU for 22 Years
The Master of Space Studies MSS18 students have left ISU’s central campus in order to go on internships. It is time for the MSS academic team to reflect on the academic year and especially to say good bye to Terence Boyle.
He has taught English at the International Space University (ISU) since 1996. We would like to thank him for the many years of dedication and involvement with the ISU students.
Terence, professor of European Humanities, has been the professor of English at the ITIRI (Institut de Traducteurs, d'Interprètes et de Relations Internationales) of the University of Strasbourg* since 1995.
Born and brought up in London, he came to France in 1978 and spent many a year teaching in English in the French ‘Grandes Ecoles’ system in Paris. He arrived in Strasbourg in 1992 with his Alsatian-born wife with whom they had two daughters – now 24 and 26.
Thanks to his ISU students back in the late 90s, he developed a keen interest in cosmology and has found himself over the years talking to his M1 International Relations students about space, its importance to humankind and the job opportunities it can provide. One of his former International Relations students even did the ISU ‘summer school’ (Space Studies Program) in Strasbourg some years ago.
The MSS students all speak English. Nevertheless, every year English classes are organized during Module 1 and 2 in order to help some students improve their level for their everyday lives. Terence not only took on the responsibility in Module 1 to help some students get much more out of the ISU lectures on space by didactising some of the lectures but also worked with ISU students on improving ‘presentation skills’, writing professional mails/letters, and enabling them to have a better understanding of insights into the Anglo-Saxon cultures.
Terence’s patience and involvement with ISU students have been exemplary and his help to them since 1996 has been of a great value.
We wish Terence a great time during his retirement, notably with the following: grand-son, golf, music, painting, travels, supporting Fulham FC and still keeping a keen interest in space research and discoveries.
*Before 2009, Université de Strasbourg was ‘L’Université des Sciences Humaines de Strasbourg’ and ‘Université Marc Bloch’.
Photo credit: Shan Huang - Terence Boyle with some students from the MSS18 English class