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Christopher Da Silva

Lecturer
Department of Language and Linguistics
 Christopher Da Silva
  • Email

  • Telephone

    +44 (0) 1206 872111

  • Location

    4.217, Colchester Campus

  • Academic support hours

    Mondays from 4.00 to 5.00pm (on campus); Tuesdays from 2.30pm to 3.30pm (Zoom); also by appointment (on campus or Zoom)

Profile

Biography

I started to work for UoE as a Lecturer in French in September 2019. Prior to joining Essex in the Dep. of Language and Linguistics, I have worked for the University of Durham for the School of Modern Languages and Cultures (2012-19). Then, I was a French Lecteur (university language assistant) before progressing on to an Assistant Teaching Fellowship. I was awarded Fellowship of the HEA (AdvanceHE) in 2015, in recognition of attainment against the UK Professional Standards Framework for Teaching and Learning Support in Higher Education. I am currently working towards Senior Fellowship of the HEA. My main areas of Scholarship of Teaching and Learning (SoTL) are as follows: promotion of French language and francophone culture; widening access to University; enhancing (student) learning experience. More specifically to my teaching practice: academic advising; curriculum design and assessment (formative/ summative/ coursework/ exam); Common European Framework of Reference for Languages; DELF/DALF (French examination for language); flipped classroom approach.

Qualifications

  • BA Université Blaise-Pascal (Clermont Ferrand II), (2009)

  • MA Université Blaise-Pascal (Clermont Ferrand II), (2012)

  • Postgraduate Certificate in Academic Practice Durham University, (2018)

Appointments

University of Essex

  • Lecturer (in French studies), Language and Linguistics, University of Essex (30/9/2019 - present)

Other academic

  • Teaching Fellow (in French studies), Modern Languages and Cultures, Durham University (1/10/2014 - 30/9/2019)

  • Lecteur (French language assistant), Modern Languages and Cultures, Durham University (1/10/2012 - 30/6/2014)

Research and professional activities

Research interests

Language Education (learning and teaching)

The "exception culturelle" in France

Education in the contemporary French cinema and TV series

Teaching and supervision

Current teaching responsibilities

  • Higher Intermediate French (LA130)

  • Advanced French (LA140)

  • Proficiency Level French (LA150)

Contact

cd19310@essex.ac.uk
+44 (0) 1206 872111

Location:

4.217, Colchester Campus

Academic support hours:

Mondays from 4.00 to 5.00pm (on campus); Tuesdays from 2.30pm to 3.30pm (Zoom); also by appointment (on campus or Zoom)

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