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Ariane Demeure

Assistant Professor

Email: A dot H dot Y dot Demeure-Ahearne at warwick dot ac dot uk

School of Modern Languages and Cultures
Fourth Floor, Faculty of Arts Building
University of Warwick
Coventry CV4 7AL


I graduated from the University of Paris Ouest and went on to gain an MA (Distinction). After taking a gap year to teach as a lectrice in the UK, I gained the competitive qualifications to teach in France both at secondary level (the CAPES) and at university level (the Agrégation). I then moved to the UK, taught in secondary schools and at Aston University before joining Warwick.

Since my appointment as Language Coordinator for French I have taken a central role in the areas of course design , leadership of the language team and the development of language tutors, French conversational assistants and postgraduates.

In 2019 I established links with Oldyssey, Link opens in a new windowa non-profit organisation and our students became involved in the Share Ami intergenerational virtual exchange with French senior citizens, often residing in care homes. This innovative real-world learning opportunity received the attention of the national and international media during the pandemic (see articles in The Guardian, Le Monde,).

In 2019 I won the Outstanding Contribution Award in the Warwick University Staff Awards.


  • FR2011 Second year writing
  • FR2012 Second year translation
  • FR2013 Second year grammar
  • FR3011 Final year writing
  • FR3012 Final year translation
  • FR3014 Final year oral
  • FR363 Reframing history, French popular revolt in the graphic novel

Administrative Roles

  • French Honours Language Coordinator
  • Lecteurship Program Coordinator (recruitment, training and development)
  • Senior Tutor, Year abroad (wellbeing)
  • Year Abroad Work Placement Coordinator, French section
  • Lead for Widening participation and Outreach, French section
  • Academic Integrity Committee member
  • French Debating Club Coach for the inter-university competition Franco-Débats UK which we won in 2018 ( finale mars 2018 ; report in Le Petit Journal ). We were also selected for the final in March 2020 but the event was cancelled due to lockdown.
  • Academic support (personal tutor)


  • MA (Université Paris Ouest)
  • Agrégation
  • PGCE

Office hours

Outside of term: by appointment: