Lecturer in French and TESOL
I completed my Master's degree in Theoretical Linguistics and the History of English at Newcastle University and was awarded a distinction. I also have a Master's degree in French Studies from the University of Northumbria (Newcastle).
I trained as a teacher at Newcastle University and was awarded a PGCE in Modern Languages. I hold the CELTA and DELTA English language teaching qualifications.
I am a French national and have been a resident in Newcastle since 1975. My teaching experience is extensive and includes teaching French, German, English as a Foreign Language, English Language and Linguistics in schools, colleges, universities and in public and private companies.
Before joining the University of Sunderland, I was Head of Faculty (Languages and Humanities) at Sunderland College. I have been working at the University since 2010, lecturing in English for Academic Purposes, English Language Teacher Training, TESOL and French.
Teaching and supervision
I have led a variety of courses in Modern Foreign Languages and TESOL including:
French (University Language Scheme)
Beginners French Year 1 and 2
French Language and Culture (Years 1, 2 and 3)
French Language and Society (Year 2)
Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (BA)
Language Learning and Intercultural Competence (ELT 312)
Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (MA)
English for Academic Purposes
I have taught on all the above courses as well as Practical Teaching (MA TESOL).
I supervise undergraduate dissertations on a variety of topics in French and in TESOL, as well as postgraduate TESOL dissertations.
I am involved in the Year Abroad programme and act as a tutor and mentor to our students who go to France as part of their studies.
Research interests for potential research students
French and English Syntax
Teacher development in French and TESOL
Syntax and Morphology
Teaching and Teacher training
A' Level English Language. A Grammar Manual (Wearside 1992)