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Samir Zarqane


Originally from the south-east of France, in the beautiful region of Provence, I joined the Department of Modern Languages as Associate Lecturer in French (E&S) in September 2012. I have been teaching French since 2006, mostly to adult learners of different levels of proficiency.

Before being appointed at the University of Exeter, I taught French as a French Language Assistant at Stetson University (USA) from 2006 to 2007, Sheffied Hallam University from 2007 to 2009. I also worked as a tutor in French at the University of York from 2009 to 2012.

Apart from my academic responsibilities, I enjoy promoting language learning and cultural awareness in different ways. For example, I was involved in the Routes into Languages Project during my assistantship at Sheffied Hallam University. I also collaborated with the Association for Language Learning in the United Kingdom.

I hold the following degrees:

2009-present: PhD in Linguistics (part-time). The University of Sheffield. Topic: Non-native Speakers’ Interpretation of Aspect and Mood Contrast in L2 French Acquisition.

2009: MA Language Acquisition. The University of Sheffield.

2007: MA Teaching of French as a Foreign Language. Université d’Avignon (awarded) - completed at Stetson University, USA.

2006: BA English Language, Literature and Civilisation. Université d’Avignon (awarded), semester 2 completed at Kingston University London.

2006: MPhil Management and International Business. Université d’Avignon.

2004: MA Foreign Languages Applied to International Business. Université d’Avignon.

2003: BA Foreign Languages Applied to International Business. Université d’Avignon.