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Magali Toscan

Magali ToscanFrench (Teaching Fellow)

The Language Centre
Email: magali dot toscan at warwick dot ac dot uk
BA, MA, PGCE

About

I studied French literature at the University of Aix-Marseille, Faculté de Lettres modernes, earning a BA, Licence ès Lettres.

My interest in 18th century literature in a comparative perspective, led me to take a MA in English literature (University of Aix-Marseille, University of Oxford). My MA thesis focused on narrative structures and philosophical debates in Sterne and Diderot. I have since linked the fields of narratology and translation studies when reflecting upon “manipulations” in translations; the translator being the writer of a new text for readers of the target text.

I completed my PGCE at the University of Warwick and taught for three years in Secondary education before joining the Language Centre where I am Teaching Fellow in French.



Teaching

I teach the module LL209 French 5.

I am module leader for the following modules:

  • LL113 French 1
  • LL234 French 2
  • LL236 French 3
  • LL297 French through Translation
  • LL307 French Language for Contemporary France

Additional responsibilities

  • Coordinator for the Long Life Learning programme in French

Recent and ongoing Projects

  • 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 (2015-2016)

Pedagogical interests

  • Employability & transferable skills
  • Task-based teaching and learning
  • Language for specific purposes
  • Learning design – online teaching and learning
  • Language assessment design

 

Qualifications

  • MA in English
  • BA in French
  • PGCE in Modern Foreign Languages

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