Dr Colette Mrowa-Hopkins

Academic Level C

College of Humanities, Arts and Social Sciences

place Humanities (123)
GPO Box 2100, Adelaide 5001, South Australia

I completed my undergraduate studies in University Paris VII, France, and my postgraduate studies in Education and Applied Linguistics at the University of Adelaide, South Australia.

My PhD thesis investigated gestures and body movements in relation to classroom discourse and interaction in French language teaching.

PhD, BEd (University of Adelaide); MA, BA (Paris VII)
NAATI, level 3 Translator accreditation (English into French)
Honours, awards and grants
  • 2009 Faculty Award for Excellence in Teaching: Citation "Engaging and inspiring students to develop linguistic skills and cross-cultural awareness in a first year French course at Flinders University"
  • 2014 Council of Education Associations of South Australia (CEASA) – Award for Excellence in recognition of outstanding contribution to the teaching profession in South Australia

  • 2015 Modern Language Teaching Association of South Australia (MLTASA) - Award for Excellence: Development of strong professional relationships and contribution to the languages teaching community

Supervisory interests
Cross-cultural pragmatics
Discourse analysis 
Emotion communication
Identity and migration
Second language learning and teaching
Higher degree by research supervision
Principal supervisor: Migration; Identities (1)
Associate supervisor: Applied Linguistics-TESOL (1)
Principal supervisor: Lexicography; English learners dictionaries (1)
Associate supervisor: Second language learning and teaching – Computer-assisted language learning (1)
Expert for media contact
Applied Linguistics
French Studies
Language Teacher Training
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Media expertise
  • France
  • Language/Linguistics
  • Applied Linguistics
  • French Studies
  • Language Teacher Training
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