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Florence Gomez

Lecturer (E&S)

5702

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.

 

Responsibilities and roles:

·       Coordinator of French in the Foreign Language Centre at Exeter University (team of 8 tutors - about 350 students) / 2013-now.

·       Administrator of the DELF/DALF Examination Centre at Exeter University / 2014-now.

·       Academic Advisor for Liberal Arts programme / 2017-now

·       Director of Liberal Arts programme / 2015-2017

 

·       External Examiner for French (C1 level/UG final year) at Leeds Metropolitan University / 2013-2017

 

·       Accredited Examiner (2013-now) AND Examiner Trainer (2019-now) for DELF/DALF diplomas by ‘France Education International, Fr’.

·       Aurora Advanced Higher Education's Women Leadership programme, Uk (2019)

·       ‘Formatrice Labélisée TV5 Monde’, Fr (2013)

·       Fellow of the Higher Education Association, Uk (2011)

 

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.