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.
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
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
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.
Affiliated Researcher: Lab Litt&Arts, UMR5316, Université Grenoble-Alpes
Editorial Committee Member, La Revue des Sciences de l'Education, Montréal
Member, Flinders Africa Interest Group
Executive Committee Member, South Australian French Teacher Association (SAFTA)
Executive Committee Member, Adelaide French Australian School (AFAS)
Member, Australian Society for French Studies (ASFS)
Member, Association des Chercheurs et Enseignants Didacticiens des Langues Etrangères (ACEDLE)
Member, Australasian Children's literature Association for Research (ACLAR)
Member, Association française de recherche sur les livres et objets culturels de l'enfance (AFRELOCE)
Member, African Studies Association of Australasia and the Pacific (AFSAAP)
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