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Dr. Marie-Therese Batardiere

Biography

Since taking up my appointment at the University of Limerick in 1985, I have been responsible for the development of courses in French -course design, course implementation and supervision of the team of teachers- for students of Business Studies which culminated in the establishment of a new degree programme in Business Studies and a Modern Language.
Co-founder in 1989 of the Erasmus student exchange between the University of Limerick and my former university in Angers, I am a strong advocate of an interdisciplinary and multicultural approach in the classroom and have modified various language programmes to allow the joint participation of Erasmus and Irish students. In 1997, I was awarded the first Teaching Fellowship by UL. It entailed working on a project to enhance ‘teaching' and ‘learning' at UL & to propose an action plan. This gave me the opportunity to devise a language learning framework to enhance students' language skills.
I completed my Ph.D thesis in 2002 with Trinity College Dublin; my research focused on the second language grammatical development of university-level learners experimenting immersion in the target language.
I have been involved for many years in the field of education first as a member of the training team for secondary school teachers of French under the guidance of the Department of Education (Dublin) and now as a Language Module Coordinator of the Professional Diploma in Education at the University of Limerick.
As digital technologies became available, I moved towards a more blended learning approach and integrated these technologies into our undergraduate and postgraduate courses. This leads me to be at the forefront of a number of European computer-mediated communication projects
to enhance language learning/teaching and promote intercultural dialogue.

Research Interests

My research interests include the impact of Study Abroad on L2 learning as well as the use of computer-mediated communication to enhance language learning/teaching and promote intercultural collaboration.

Professional Activities

Association

  • Committee member, One Voice for Languages
  • Committee member, The Irish Association for Apllied Linguistics

Other

Publications

Book Chapters

2016

Fostering students' engagement with topical issues through different modes of online exchange
Batardière, M.-T., & Helm, F.
(2016) Fostering students' engagement with topical issues through different modes of online exchange
In New directions in telecollaborative research and practice: selected papers from the second conference on telecollaboration in higher education ; Dublin : Research-publishing.net

2015

Examining Cognitive Presence in Students' Asynchronous Online Discussions
Batardière, M.-T.
(2015) Examining Cognitive Presence in Students' Asynchronous Online Discussions
In Researching language learner interactions online : from social media to MOOCs; Texas : CALICO Monograph Series, 13

2013

The Use of a Task-Based Online Forum in Language Teaching: Learning Practices and Outcomes
Batardière, M.-T.
(2013) The Use of a Task-Based Online Forum in Language Teaching: Learning Practices and Outcomes
In Internet Research, Theory, and Practice: Perspectives from Ireland ; Dublin : © Research-publishing.net

Peer Reviewed Journals

2019

Promoting intercultural awareness among European university students via pre-mobility virtual exchanges
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
In Journal of Virtual Exchange ; pp. 1-6

2015

Facilitating a face-to-face tandem language exchange on a university campus
Batardière, M-T, & Jeanneau, C.
(2015) Facilitating a face-to-face tandem language exchange on a university campus
In Studies In Self-Access Learning Journal; pp. 288-299

2015

‘Promoting critical thinking in online intercultural communication'
Batardière, M-T.
(2015) ‘Promoting critical thinking in online intercultural communication'
In The EUROCALL Review; pp. 3-10

Conference Publications

2017

MLAL Research Day
Batardière, M-T., Giralt, M., Jeanneau, C., Le Baron-Earle, F. and O'Regan, V.
(2017) MLAL Research Day

2017

XVIIIth International CALL Conference: CALL in Context, UC Berkeley, USA
Batardière, M-T
(2017) XVIIIth International CALL Conference: CALL in Context, UC Berkeley, USA
pp. 66-74

2015

XVII International CALL Research Conference, Universitat Rovira i Virgili, Tarragona
Batardière, M-T
(2015) XVII International CALL Research Conference, Universitat Rovira i Virgili, Tarragona
pp. 109-

2010

Fourteenth International 2010 CALL conference. University of Antwerp
Batardière, M-T. & Jeanneau, C.
(2010) Fourteenth International 2010 CALL conference. University of Antwerp
Aerts A., Colpaert J., & Oberhofer M.(Ed.)

2009

ICT for Language Learning 2nd Edition. Florence, Italy.
Batardière, M-T. & Jeanneau, C.
(2009) ICT for Language Learning 2nd Edition. Florence, Italy.

2007

ICT for Language Learning. Florence, Italy.
Batardière, M-T. & Jeanneau, C.
(2007) ICT for Language Learning. Florence, Italy.
Dalrymple A.(Ed.)

Conference Contributions

2020

The International Virtual Exchange Conference (IVEC)
Batardière, M-T; Giralt, M.; Jeanneau, C.; Le-Baron-Earle, F.; O´Regan, V.
(2020) The International Virtual Exchange Conference (IVEC)
University of New Castle, england

2018

Aligning Language Assessments in Higher Education with the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR): a Quality Assurance Approach
Conacher, J.E., Batardière, M-T., and Kelly, M.G.
(2018) Aligning Language Assessments in Higher Education with the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR): a Quality Assurance Approach
NUI Maynooth

2018

7th INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON SECOND LANGUAGE PEDAGOGIES
BATARDIERE, M-T.
(2018) 7th INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON SECOND LANGUAGE PEDAGOGIES
University of Victoria, Vancouver Island, Canada

2018

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

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