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Dounia Bissar

Senior Lecturer
Department of Language and Linguistics
 Dounia Bissar
  • Email

  • Telephone

    +44 (0) 1206 872213

  • Location

    Colchester Campus

  • Academic support hours

    Monday 10:00-11:00, Wednesday 10:00-11:00

Profile

Biography

Before joining the University of Essex in 2012, I was Senior Lecturer in French at London Metropolitan University where I taught French, Linguistics and Translation. I also have prior experience of teaching French in Adult Education. Among my multiple interests the main one is second language acquisition, particularly the learning and teaching of grammatical structures. I have co-authored a French course book. Supervision Areas for Undergraduate Dissertations and Postgraduate Research French language Translation French culture and society (literature, cinema, music, education, social relations, etc.) Second language acquisition

Qualifications

  • MA in Romance Philology Université Libre de Bruxelles,

  • MA in Applied Linguistics Birkbeck, University of London,

  • Senior Fellow Higher Education Academy,

Research and professional activities

Research interests

Second language acquisition

Translation

New technologies for learning and teaching

Language testing

Conferences and presentations

Stott, R., Cousins, S.,Bissar, D. ' Pioneers on the frontiers of learning? A narrative inquiry approach to new pedagogical practices using technology in Arts and Humanities learning and teaching', 2nd annual HEA Arts and Humanities conference, 29-30 May 2013

2013

Cousins, S., Bissar, D. 'Tutor engagement in technology enhanced learning and teaching in Higher Education: some warming stories about change', ALT-C 2011, Leeds University, 6-8 September 2011

Leeds, United Kingdom, 2011

Bissar, D. 'L'expérience de la London Metropolitan University dans le lancement d'un plan institutionnel d'apprentissage des langues s'appuyant sur les TICE', Keynote address for conference on ICT and language teaching at Université Libre de Bruxelles, 28 January 2010

Brussels, Belgium, 2010

Teaching and supervision

Current teaching responsibilities

  • Language Expert 2 (LA051)

  • Modern Languages Project (LA059)

  • Translation, Interpreting and Subtitling Skills (LA067)

  • Language Dissertation (LA069)

  • Mastery Level French (LA160)

  • Translation Portfolio I (French) (LA811)

  • Translation Portfolio II (French) (LA812)

  • Translation Portfolio I (German) (LA821)

  • Translation Portfolio II (German) (LA822)

  • Translation Portfolio I (Portuguese) (LA831)

  • Translation Portfolio II (Portuguese) (LA832)

  • Translation Portfolio I (Spanish) (LA841)

  • Translation Portfolio II (Spanish) (LA842)

  • Translation Portfolio I (Arabic) (LA851)

  • Translation Portfolio II (Arabic) (LA852)

  • Translation Portfolio I (Italian) (LA861)

  • Translation Portfolio II (Italian) (LA862)

  • Project: Linguistics (LG831)

Publications

Journal articles (1)

Cousins, S. and Bissar, D., Adapting to the digital age: a narrative approach. Research in Learning Technology. 20

Books (1)

Bissar, D., Phillips, H. and Tschirhart, C., (2016). Foundations French 1. Palgrave

Contact

dbissar@essex.ac.uk
+44 (0) 1206 872213

Location:

Colchester Campus

Academic support hours:

Monday 10:00-11:00, Wednesday 10:00-11:00