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Dr. Florence Le Baron-Earle

MA, BA PHD

Biography

I have experience teaching across a number of areas in French studies to learners from a variety of backgrounds. Before joining the School of Modern Languages and Applied Linguistics in September 2014, I worked at the University of York (UK) as Teaching Fellow, the Lao National University (Lao PDR) and the University of Limerick (Ireland) where I designed, delivered and assessed new courses in French and Francophone literature, culture, linguistics, French for specific-purposes (Applied Languages, Business, Law, Politics, Engineering, Medicine, and Equine Science) and also trained teachers of French working in primary and secondary schools.

Career
· 2018-19: University Teacher in French and Technology, School of Modern Languages and Applied Linguistics, University of Limerick.

· 2017-2018: Part-time lecturer in French, School of Modern Languages and Applied Linguistics, University of Limerick.

· 2014-2017: Teaching Assistant in French, School of Modern Languages and Applied Linguistics, University of Limerick.
· 2013-2014: Teaching Fellow in French, Language for All Programme and Department of Language and Linguistic Science, University of York.

. 2008-2012: Part-time tutor, School of Languages, Literature, Culture and Communication, University of Limerick.


· 2006-2008: Lectrice in French, Department of Languages and Cultural Studies, University of Limerick.


· 2005-2006: French teacher, Department of Languages and Cultural Studies, University of Limerick.

· 2005-2008: French teacher, Language Centre, University of Limerick.

· May-August 2005 French teacher and teaching resource designer, Agence Universitaire de la Francophonie, Lao National University.

· 2002-2003: Lingua, Department of Languages and Cultural Studies, University of Limerick.


Education


· 2014: PhD in French studies, Applied Linguistics and Social Media (University of Limerick, Ireland)

· 2006: MA (Honours) in Language Policy, Plurilingualism, Information and Communication Technologies, and Teaching French as a Foreign Language (University of Angers, France)

· 2004: BA (Honours) in English Language, Literature and Culture (University of Angers, France)

Teaching Interests

My teaching and research interests include:
French studies; applied linguistics; intercultural communicative competence; computer-assisted language learning (CALL); information and communication technologies; and social media; French 20th century literature, graphic novels and French media.

Modules taught - Autumn 2019:
BR4911: Beginners French
BR4941: Advanced French
FR4141: French Language and Society 1 (Oral French)

FR4921: French for Business 1
FR4923: French for Business 3
FR4925: French for Business 5
FR4621:
Literature and Culture 1. Twentieth-Century Literature in French (to 1945)

FR4247: French Language Culture and Society 5

Professional Activities

Employment

  • 2014 School of Modern languages and Applied Linguistics, University of Limerick - Teaching Assistant in French
  • 2013 Department of Language and Linguistic Science, University of York - Teaching Fellow in French
  • 2008 School of Languages, Literature, Culture and Communication, University of Limerick - Part-time tutor
  • 2006 Department of Languages and Cultural Studies, University of Limerick - Lectrice
  • 2005 Department of Languages and Cultural Studies, University of Limerick - French teacher
  • 2005 Language Centre, University of Limerick - French tutor
  • 2005 Agence Universitaire de la Francophonie, Lao National University - French teacher and resource designer
  • 2002 Department of Languages and Cultural Studies, University of Limerick - Lingua

Association

Award

  • 2012 - Best Presentation Award
  • 2011 - Best Poster Presentation
  • 2010 - Best Presentation Award
  • 2008 - ISSP PhD Scholarship

Language

  • French
  • English
  • German
  • Spanish

Publications

Book Chapter

2012

Social media and the acquisition of intercultural communicative competence: A focus on discussion forums
Le Baron-Earle, F.
Translation, Technology and Autonomy in Language Teaching and Learning

2011

Quality in language and culture teaching: A state of the art review
Le Baron-Earle, F.
Quality Issues in ICT Integration: Third Level Disciplines and Learning Contexts

Conference Contribution

2012

Eurocall 2012 conference
Le Baron-Earle, F.

2012

CALL conference 2012
Le Baron-Earle, F.

2010
2009
2008

IVACS conference 2008
Rodgers, O., Chambers, A. and Le Baron, F.

Other Publication

Peer Reviewed Journal

2014
2011

Corpora in the LSP classroom: A learner-centred corpus of French for biotechnologists
Rodgers, O., Chambers, A. and Le Baron-Earle, F.
International Journal Of Corpus Linguistics