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Claude Trégoat

Claude TregoatFrench (Associate Professor)

The Language Centre
Email: claude dot tregoat at warwick dot ac dot uk
MSc International Studies, BA English, PGCE

About

I took an MSc in International Studies at the Faculté des Affaires Internationales in Le Havre, studying law, economics, business, English, German and Spanish. My MSc thesis was about the impact of structural adjustment policies imposed by the IMF on third-world countries. I have since always been interested in the impact of public policies on people and business.


After my MSc, I started working in the tourism industry but decided to go back to university to further my knowledge of English. I spent a year at the Université François Rabelais, in Tours, to gain a BA in English and subsequently became a lectrice at the University of Wolverhampton for two years. I was then hired by a software company to translate their software and technical documentation (accounting & finance, logistics and automotive) from English into French.


However I was always more interested in teaching and, after completing my PGCE, I joined the Language Centre at the University of Warwick in 2000 where I am currently Associate Professor in French and French team leader. I was an external examiner for the University of Cardiff from 2012 to 2016. I am currently an external examiner at Durham University and UNILANG examiner for the UNILANG certification scheme..

Teaching

I am module leader for and I teach the following modules:

  • LL255 French Intermediate Accelerated
  • LL250 French for Business 1
  • LL251 French for Business 2
Additional responsibilities
  • French team leader
  • T & L lead for the Language Centre
  • Co-convenor of the SMLC Language Teaching Forum
Recent and ongoing Projects
  • Assessment: e-portfolio for learning, French for Enterprise, video essays for culture components
  • Telecollaboration with the Université Clermont Auvergne to foster our students’ language skills and intercultural awareness (2010-present)
  • Telecollaboration to prepare our students for job interviews in French (2016-present)
  • Language Learning Frameworks Project (2016-present)
  • Development of an online Beginners Business French course as part of the Monash Warwick Alliance (2015-present)
  • Blogging for learning (2016)
Pedagogical interests
  • The Global Graduate
  • Employability & transferable skills
  • Task-based teaching and learning
  • Language for specific purposes
  • Learning design – online teaching and learning
  • Virtual intercultural exchanges
  • Assessment design and innovative assessment
Qualifications
  • MSc in International Studies
  • BA in English
  • PGCE in post-compulsory education
  • Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling