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Florence Gomez

Lecturer (E&S)

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Telephone: 01392 725702

 I am very interested in all aspects of teaching languages and specifically focus on providing students with an authentic learning experience of quality. I have taught French at university level in France, the United States and the UK, and also have experience of teaching in private language schools for adults.

 

Over my career, I have had the chance to pilot innovative projects in many fields and work with motivated students and inspiring colleagues. My work has included:      

- Designing online quizzes, blogs, wikis to get a daily hand on French & IT, using social media to practice French worry-free,

- Setting up Le petit prince by St Exupery into a theatre play to refine French pronunciation & develop kinesthetic approach,

- Creating cine-club to absorb French cultural input,

- Having co-designed teaching & learning materials for the song and video clip Panam by Oxmo Puccino published on TV5 Monde.org web site (learning French page),

- Working with French literature (La Gloire de mon père by Pagnol and Djinn by Robbe Grillet) at Intermediate level to root French grammatical structures in students ‘minds the passive way,

- Proofreading a thesis on translation of Matei Visniec’s play, Le Théâtre décomposé ou l’homme poubelle,

- Giving a talk on French cinema: From the end of French silent cinema to the beginning of the French New Wave,

- Creating and co-organizing a summer program in France, etc.

 

Current responsibilities :

·      Director of Liberal Arts programme.

·       External Examiner for French at Leeds Metropolitan University.

·       Accredited Examiner for DELF/DALF diplomas by ‘le CIEP, Fr’.

·       ‘Formatrice Labélisée TV5 Monde’, Fr.

·       Coordinator of the French FLC team at Exeter University.

·       Administrator of the DELF/DALF examination centre at Exeter University.

·       Fellow of the HEA, Uk.

 

 

I also keep up to date by attending conferences, training and language shows in France and in the UK, and reading specific literature and magazines related to languages didactics.