Gwénola Bescond

Senior Lecturer in French Gwénola Bescond

School of Humanities
Faculty of Arts and Humanities
Coventry University
Priory Street

George Eliot Building
Room: GE533

Main Duties:

Lecturer, Module Leader, Supervisor and First Year Tutor for Languages

• Ph.D., Education, University of Birmingham
• P.G.C.E., French And Spanish, The University Of Warwick
• DEUG LLCE, Spanish (part one)
• M.A., English
• B.A., Language, Literature and Foreign Civilisations
• Advanced Cambridge Certificate
• First Cambridge Certificate

Professional Licences and Certifications:
• 2004-present, Qualified Teacher Status, General Teaching Council For England

Research Interests:
• Sociolinguistics
• Translation and Interpretation
• Academic writing
• Language Teaching, Learning and Motivation
• E-learning
• Disability and Accessibility

Selected Professional Activities:
• 2002: Simultaneous Translation and Interpretation Course at Brest Cinema Festival
• 2006: Induction (General Teaching Council for England)
• 2007: Developer of French for Business on-line course
• 2010-2011: Translator for university projects: The West African Network for Organic Agriculture, Research and Training and The Impact of Policies for Plagiarism in Higher Education across Europe

• Lecturer and Module Leader in
• -Stage 1: French Language, French Language in Use
• -Stage 2: French for Business, French Language and Society, French for Business
• -Stage 4: French Language, French Translation
• Supervision of final year students
• Add+Vantage modules from Beginners to Advanced Level

Other Responsibilities:
• Collaboration to administration and management of French programmes
• Open Days
• Presentations in schools and FE institutions, Revision Days and Creation of Material for Routes Into Languages

Coventry University No.1 Modern University No.1 Modern University in the Midlands
Coventry University awarded TEF GOLD Teaching Excellence Framework
University of the year shortlisted
QS Five Star Rating 2020
Coventry City of Culture 2021