People

Dr Laetitia Vedrenne

Lecturer
Department of Language and Linguistics
Dr Laetitia Vedrenne
  • Email

  • Telephone

    +44 (0) 1206 872114

  • Location

    4.219, Colchester Campus

  • Academic support hours

    10.30-11.30 Mondays and 1.00-2.00 Tuesdays

Profile

Biography

I joined the University of Essex as a lecturer in French in September 2015. Prior to this, I was a lecturer in French at Wollongong University in Australia for four years. I studied for my PhD in French literature at Durham University, where I also taught French and English as a Foreign Language for twelve years. I studied English literature and culture for my B.A. and M.A., as well as semiology for my second M.A. at the Université de Limoges in France. I am interested in second language acquisition, the use of new technologies in learning and teaching languages as well as issues of gender and power in French culture. Supervision Areas for Undergraduate Projects and Post-Graduate Research French Politics French Literature Gender and Power in French Culture Language Curriculum Development and Language Assessment Language Teacher Training Second Language Acquisition Technology-Enhanced Language Learning Translation

Qualifications

  • Fellow of the Higher Education Academy(UK)

  • Fellow of Wollongong Academy of Tertiary Teaching & Learning Excellence (Australia)

  • PhD in French Literature (Durham)

  • Postgraduate Certificate in Learning & Teaching in Higher Education (Durham)

  • M.A. in Semiology (Université de Limoges, France)

  • M.A. in English Literature and Culture(Université de Limoges, France)

  • B.A. in English Literature and Culture (Université de Limoges, France)

Research and professional activities

Research interests

Gender and Power in French Culture

Language Curriculum Development and Language Assessment

Language Teacher Training

Second Language Acquisition

Technology-Enhanced Language Learning

Translation

Conferences and presentations

Vedrenne, L.,Cathala, L.,Collaborations in curriculum desgin at the University of Essex, 8th biennial LLAS, UCML and AULC 'Languages in Higher Education' conference (2016).

Colchester, United Kingdom, 2016

Ward, R., Vedrenne, L., Bilbatua L.'Back to the Classroom: Language Educators Learning a Language',National Symposium on Japanese Language Education (NSJLE) 2014: Local Connections, Global Visions, Sydney (2014).

Sydney, Australia, 2014

Vedrenne, L. 'Meeting the needs of hearing-impaired language students: there will be an app for that', Designing for diversity, Illawarra Educational Technology Conference, Wollongong (2013).

Illawarra Educational Technology Conference, Wollongong, Australia, 2013

Bissoonauth-Bedford, A., Vedrenne, L. 'Enhancing Opportunities for international learning experience in French', Integrating Interculturality in the Classroom, CAPSTRANS Workshop, (2013) University of Wollongong.

Wollongong, Australia, 2013

Vedrenne, L.'Assessing the Success of Political Intervention to Promote Women in French Politics', Australian Womens and Gender Studies Association Conference, Sydney (2012).

Australian Womens and Gender Studies Association Conference, Sydney, Australia, 2012

Vedrenne, L. 'Monstrous semantics: fear-mongering tactics in the wake of French presidential elections: the return of the boogeyman, aka Mohamed Merah', LCNAU Conference, Canberra (2012).

LCNAU Conference, Canberra, Australia, 2012

Tual, D., Vedrenne L.'Managing students expectations at Intervals: a case-study in developing language skills, learners autonomy and engagement in the community at the French Café', LLASS Conference, London (2010).

London, United Kingdom, 2010

Teaching and supervision

Current teaching responsibilities

  • Language Expert 1 (LA041)

  • Translation, Interpreting and Subtitling Skills (LA067)

  • Intensive Initial French 1 (LA121)

  • Intensive Initial French 2 (LA122)

  • Interpreting Practice I (French) (LA813)

  • Interpreting Practice II (French) (LA814)

  • Interpreting Practice I (German) (LA823)

  • Interpreting Practice II (German) (LA824)

  • Interpreting Practice I (Portuguese) (LA833)

  • Interpreting Practice II (Portuguese) (LA834)

  • Interpreting Practice I (Spanish) (LA843)

  • Interpreting Practice II (Spanish) (LA844)

  • Interpreting Practice I (Italian) (LA863)

  • Interpreting Practice II (Italian) (LA864)

  • Principles of Translation and Interpreting (LA871)

Publications

Journal articles (1)

Vedrenne, L., (2006). Representations of Ruling Queens on the French Dramatic Stage 1560–1661. Cahiers du XVIIe siècle. 11 (1), 253-268

Contact

laetitia.vedrenne@essex.ac.uk
+44 (0) 1206 872114

Location:

4.219, Colchester Campus

Academic support hours:

10.30-11.30 Mondays and 1.00-2.00 Tuesdays