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Dr. Florence Le Baron-Earle

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-to present: 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)

Research Interests

My research interests include: French studies, Computer-Assisted Language Learning (CALL), Intercultural Communicative Competence and Applied Linguistics.

Latest conference presentations:

- Batardière, M-T., Giralt, M., Jeanneau, C., and Le Baron-Earle, F. (2018) 'Ready, mobility, go! : A series of cross-disciplinary telecollaborative projects promoting intercultural awareness among European university students', paper presented at the Telecollaboration and virtual exchange across disciplines: In service of social inclusion and global citizenship conference, Pedagogical University, Krakow, Poland, April.

- Batardière, M-T. and Le Baron-Earle, F. (2018) 'Wiki tips and tricks for the modern foreign language classroom', paper presented at the Digital tools for MFL: Moving forward conference, Maynooth University, Ireland, March.

- Giralt, M. and Le Baron-Earle, F. (2018) 'Authenticity and multimodal communication in online intercultural exchanges', virtual paper presented at the 6th international conference on the development and assessment of intercultural competence, University of Arizona, USA, January.

- Batardière, M-T., Giralt, M., Jeanneau, C., Le Baron-Earle, F. and O'Regan, V. (2017) 'Fostering intercultural thinking (FIT) for globalisation, paper presented at the MLAL Research Day, University of Limerick, Ireland, December.

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Le Baron-Earle, F. (2017) 'Insight into a telecollaborative project embracing multimodality and overcoming asymmetrical participation', paper presented at the international conference on intercultural communicative competence: A competitive advantage for global employability, Prague, Czech Republic, June.

Publications:
- Batardière, M.-T., Giralt, M., Jeanneau, C., Le-Baron-Earle, F., & O'Regan, V. (2019). Promoting intercultural awareness among European university students via pre-mobility virtual exchanges. Journal of Virtual Exchange, 2,1-6. Research-publishing.net. https://journal.unicollaboration.org/article/view/1112

- Le Baron-Earle, F. (2014), 'Social Networking for Language Education, Marie Noëlle Lamy and Katerina Zourou', Language Learning and Technology, 18(3), 52-55.
- Le Baron-Earle, F. (2013), 'Social media and language learning: Enhancing intercultural communicative competence'. unpublished PhD dissertation, available at: http://ulir.ul.ie/bitstream/handle/10344/3589/LeBaronEarle_2013_social.pdf?sequence=5

- Le Baron-Earle, F. (2012), ‘Social media and the acquisition of intercultural communicative competence: A focus on discussion forums' in Alderete-Diez, P., Incalcaterra McLoughlin, L., Ni Dhonnachadha, L. and Ni Uigin, D., eds., Translation, Technology and Autonomy in Language Teaching and Learning, Bern: Peter Lang, 291-315.


- Rodgers, O., Chambers, A. and Le Baron-Earle, F. (2011) ‘Corpora in the LSP classroom: A learner-centred corpus of French for biotechnologists', International Journal of Corpus Linguistics, (special issue on Applying Corpus Linguistics).


- Le Baron-Earle, F. (2011), ‘Quality in Language and Culture Teaching - A State of the Art Review' in Murray, L., Hourigan T. and Riordan, E., eds., Quality Issues in ICT Integration: Third Level Disciplines and Learning Contexts, Newcastle upon Tyne: Cambridge Scholars Publishing, 47-71.
- Le Baron, F. (2010) ‘Learning Language and Culture via Public Internet Discussion Forums, Barbara E. Hanna and Juliana de Nooy', ReCALL, 22(2), 266-269.

- Chambers, A. and Le Baron, F. (eds.) Le Corpus Chambers-Le Baron d'articles de recherche en français / Chambers-Le Baron Corpus of Research Articles in French. 2007, Oxford, University of Oxford: Oxford Text Archive. Available at: http://ota.ahds.ac.uk/desc/2527

Teaching Interests

My teaching and research interests include:
French studies; Applied Linguistics; Intercultural Communicative Competence; Computer-Assisted Language Learning (CALL); Internationalisation at Home; Social Media for Language Learning/Teaching Purposes; 20th-21st Century French and Francophone Literature, Graphic Novels, Translation.

Modules taught:
FR4141: French Language and Society 1

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
BR4911: Beginners French
BR4941: Advanced French
BR4012: Communication across cultures

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 Chapters

2012

Social media and the acquisition of intercultural communicative competence: A focus on discussion forums
Le Baron-Earle, F.
(2012) Social media and the acquisition of intercultural communicative competence: A focus on discussion forums
In Translation, Technology and Autonomy in Language Teaching and Learning; Bern : Peter Lang

2011

Quality in language and culture teaching: A state of the art review
Le Baron-Earle, F.
(2011) Quality in language and culture teaching: A state of the art review
In Quality Issues in ICT Integration: Third Level Disciplines and Learning Contexts; Newcastle upon Tyne : Cambridge Scholars Publishing

Peer Reviewed Journals

2014

Social Networking for Language Education, Marie-Noëlle Lamy and Katerina Zourou
Le Baron-Earle, F.
(2014) Social Networking for Language Education, Marie-Noëlle Lamy and Katerina Zourou
In Language Learning & Technology;

2011

Corpora in the LSP classroom: A learner-centred corpus of French for biotechnologists
Rodgers, O., Chambers, A. and Le Baron-Earle, F.
(2011) Corpora in the LSP classroom: A learner-centred corpus of French for biotechnologists
In International Journal Of Corpus Linguistics;

2010

Learning Language and Culture via Public Internet Discussion Forums, Barbara E. Hanna and Juliana de Nooy'
Le Baron, F.
(2010) Learning Language and Culture via Public Internet Discussion Forums, Barbara E. Hanna and Juliana de Nooy'
In Recall;

Conference Contributions

2018

Telecollaboration and virtual exchange across disciplines: In service of social inclusion and global citizenship
Batardière, M-T., Giralt, M., Jeanneau, C., and Le Baron-Earle, F.
(2018) Telecollaboration and virtual exchange across disciplines: In service of social inclusion and global citizenship
Krakow, Poland

2018

Digital tools for MFL: Moving forward
Batardière, M-T. and Le Baron-Earle, F.
(2018) Digital tools for MFL: Moving forward

2014

Telecollaboration in University Foreign Language Education conference
Le Baron-Earle, F.
(2014) Telecollaboration in University Foreign Language Education conference
University of Léon, Spain

2012

Eurocall 2012 conference
Le Baron-Earle, F.
(2012) Eurocall 2012 conference
University of Gôteborg, Sweden

2012

CALL conference 2012
Le Baron-Earle, F.
(2012) CALL conference 2012
Providence University, Taichung, Taiwan

2012

ISSP-CALS Postgraduate Colloquium 'Language-in-education policy and practice'
Le Baron-Earle, F.
(2012) ISSP-CALS Postgraduate Colloquium 'Language-in-education policy and practice'
The University of Limerick, Ireland

2010

Antwerp CALL conference 2010
Le Baron, F.
(2010) Antwerp CALL conference 2010
Linguapolis, Antwerp, Belgium

2010

1st International Language Conference: Translation, Technology and Autonomy in Language Teaching and Learning
Le Baron-Earle, F.
(2010) 1st International Language Conference: Translation, Technology and Autonomy in Language Teaching and Learning
NUI Galway, Ireland

2009

Eurocall conference 2009
Le Baron, F.
(2009) Eurocall conference 2009
University of Gandia, Gandia, Spain

2008

IVACS conference 2008
Rodgers, O., Chambers, A. and Le Baron, F.
(2008) IVACS conference 2008
University of Limerick, Ireland

2008

Eurocall conference 2008
Chambers, A., Murray, L. and Le Baron, F.
(2008) Eurocall conference 2008
Kodolányi University College, Székesfehérvár, Hungary

Online Databases

2007

Le Corpus Chambers-Le Baron d'articles de recherche en français / Chambers-Le Baron Corpus of Research Articles in French
Chambers, A, and Le Baron, F.
(2007) Le Corpus Chambers-Le Baron d'articles de recherche en français / Chambers-Le Baron Corpus of Research Articles in French
Oxford Text Archive