Dr Christele Maizonniaux

Senior Lecturer

College of Humanities, Arts and Social Sciences

place Social Sciences North (3105)
GPO Box 2100, Adelaide 5001, South Australia

Dr Christèle Maizonniaux is a research scholar who brings a dynamic approach to her work at Flinders University as Senior Lecturer in French and co-ordinator of a number of language and cultural courses.

Her extensive international experience, embracing studies and teaching in France, Germany, Austria, West Africa and Australia – where she completed her PhD at the Australian National University (ANU) – preceded her appointment at Flinders in 2012 and provided the basis and rationale for her strong philosophical and practical commitment to research-led teaching and teaching-led research.

Christele is an innovator who embraces the heterogeneity of her student groups by taking into account their cultural, linguistic and epistemological backgrounds. Narratives of migration and expatriation, as realised in travel writing, stories of exile, and diasporic literature, are central in her research interests and practice and threaded where relevant through her teaching. Christele also brings within her compass creative writing, technology-enhanced learning and francophonie.

She has recently submitted a manuscript examining the contribution of children's literature to the learning and teaching of foreign languages.

Qualifications

Jointly awarded PhD - The Australian National University (Canberra) / Université Grenoble-Alpes, with the distinction "Très honorable avec félicitations du jury", 2013

Master of Research in French as a Foreign Language, Université du Mans, 2006

Mention FLE de la Licence, Université de Caen, 2001

MTeach in German, Université de Tours, 1993

Maîtrise in German, Université de Tours, 1992

Licence in German, Université de Tours, 1990

D.E.U.G. in German, Université de Tours, 1989

Honours, awards and grants

2019 SAFTA Award for Excellence: Development of strong professional relationships and contribution to the French teaching community

2018 SA-Brittany Research Grant (with Dr Danielle Clode)- Jules Verne Project- State Governement of South Australia

2016 Faculty of Education, Humanities and Law Excellence in Teaching Award

2016 Vice-Chancellor's Award for Early Career Researchers

Key responsibilities

Major Convenor (Languages & Applied Linguistics)

Topic coordinator: Introductory French I and II, Intermediate French I and II, Advanced French II, French Culture and Society I and II

Chercheure associée (Affiliated Researcher): Lab. Litt & Arts, UMR 5316, Grenoble.

Research expertise
Applied linguistics
Literary studies 
Research interests
  • Didactique des langues et des cultures (Applied Linguistics) et plus spécifiquement : lecture-écriture en langue étrangère, écriture créative, rôle de l'image et évaluation.
  • Littérature d'enfance et de jeunesse, francophonie et aspects sociaux de la France contemporaine
Topic coordinator
FREN2211 French Culture and Society I - Littérature niveau 1
FREN2201 Intermediate French Part 1
FREN8003 French 2- Part 1 for Teachers
FREN2202 Intermediate French Part 2
FREN3302 Advanced French Part 2
FREN8004 French 2- Part 2 for teachers
FREN1201 Introductory French Part 1
FREN1202 Introductory French Part 2
FREN3211 French Culture and Society II- Littérature niveau 2 (Le fantastique) ou Territoire et Société
Topic lecturer
FREN2202 Intermediate French Part 2
FREN3302 Advanced French Part 2
FREN8004 French 2- Part 2 for Teachers
FREN1201 Introductory French Part 1
FREN1202 Introductory French Part 2
LANG8507 Special topic in Language Studies C
FREN3333 Special topic in French 2
FREN8003 French 2-Part 1 for Teachers
FREN2201 Intermediate French Part 1
Supervisory interests
Applied linguistics
Children's literature
Francophonie
Language policies
Higher degree by research supervision
Current
Associate supervisor: PhD- Language Policies
Publications
Expert for media contact
French culture
Language learning and teaching
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0427 398 713
Interests
  • French culture
  • Language learning and teaching

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