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Kelly M-L Mayjonade-Christy

Assistant Professor, French Studies

SMLC Director of the Year Abroad

Email: K dot Mayjonade-Christy at warwick dot ac dot uk

SMLC, FAB 4.21, Faculty of Arts Building, University of Warwick, University Road, Coventry CV4 7AL

As an Assistant Professor in French Studies, my role involves planning and teaching French grammar, mentoring students’ learning, and working alongside language departments (both internal and external) to promote Warwick’s internationalisation programs. I am passionate about driving diversity of both culture and thought, so am always looking at new ways to enhance our assessment and teaching methods for students.

Administrative Roles

  • SMLC Director of the Year Abroad
  • Sectional Year Abroad Coordinator for French Studies (terms 2 and 3)
  • SMLC Year Abroad Academic Work Deputy
  • SMLC EDI Chair
  • SMG Committee Member
  • SMLC Education Committee Member
  • Faculty of Arts Education Committee Member
  • Internationalisation Steering Committee Member
  • Admission Support (Open Days and Offer Holder Days)
  • Outreach and Widening Participation Support
  • Academic Support (Personal Tutor)

Teaching and Supervision

I teach French language for 1st, 2nd year and final year students, to be more precise Grammar/Translation and Writing classes, as well as convene and teach on our new French Ab-Initio Pathway. I have taken part in the creation and implementation of online grammar exercises (QuestionMark Perception), as well as reading and listening comprehension exercises which students use to consolidate their knowledge and grammar skills. I also work in collaboration with the Language Center and have taught MBA/MIM and MINT French Beginners between 2016 and 2018. In 2014-2016, I was a lectrice in charge of 1st, 2nd and 4th year oral classes. I also marked 3rd Year Abroad Essays. Finally, I have been involved in the ShareAmi programmeLink opens in a new window that connected senior citizens in France with our language students during the Covid pandemic, and which received international press coverageLink opens in a new window.


Research & Papers for Conferences

  • UK Lingua Conference – University of Durham – April 2023 – Paper: ‘Widening participation and Integration: the Tell Us a Story project, connecting language students with school pupils through storytelling’
  • Association of University Language Communities’ (AULC) 24th Annual Conference – University of Edinburgh – 27-28th of April 2023 – Paper: ‘Decolonising the curriculum in French language teaching’
  • Symposium: Questioning Language Teaching Orthodoxy in Higher Education – University of Leeds – 28th of June 2023 – Paper: ‘Decolonising the curriculum in French language teaching’
  • Residence Abroad Conference: 'The Residence Abroad, exploring new horizons' - University of Portsmouth - 7th of September 2023 - Paper: 'Telling Stories, Making Connections and WP Outreach' // Poster: From language student to language teacher: training outbound language assistants - Cathy Hampton, Kelly Mayjonade-Christy & Miriam Schwiening (Centre for Applied Linguistics)
  • Cultivate Workshop 2023-24 - Open Access Series - University of Warwick - 14th of May 2024 - Zip Whizz Bang: A workshop on bringing unconventional sources to the classroomLink opens in a new window

Qualifications & Fellowships

Advice / Feedback hours - FAB 4.21

Please book an appointment by email.

Tuesday 3-4pm

Wednesday 10-11am


Undergraduate modules

FR101 Modern French LanguageLink opens in a new window

FR1012 Writing FrenchLink opens in a new window

FR1011 Grammar/TranslationLink opens in a new window

FR2013 Modern French Language IILink opens in a new window

FR202-30 Modern French Language Post BeginnersLink opens in a new window

FR301 Modern French Language IIILink opens in a new window

FR363 Reframing history: French popular revolt in the graphic novelLink opens in a new window