Joan-Emilie Lefever

Joan-Emilie Lefever


  • United Kingdom

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Personal profile

Personal Statement

After an MA in British and American history and literature from François Rabelais University in Tours in France in 2005, I joined the Department of Modern Languages at Strathclyde in September 2007 as Teaching assistant in French. After becoming Teaching Associate in 2014,  I was promoted to Teaching Fellow in 2023, recognising my delivery of excellent teaching and exciting knowledge exchange activities. Over the years I collaborated with local secondary schools and SCILT to promote language learning, invited guests to Q&A events for our students and did translation work for several MOOC courses run by CELCIS. Alongside my commitment to my undergraduate students, I also teach French classes at the CLL (Centre for Lifelong Learning). 

Since 2018 I've been the coordinator of Introduction to French 1a/1b (R1109/R1110) that allows students from all faculties to study French in a positive yet challenging learning environment.  For several years I was the coordinator of 2nd year French (R1203/4) and during the COVID pandemic I was head of the newly created 4th year intercalary course (R1324) for the cohort that could not go abroad and got tailored online classes instead.

After I complete in spring 2023 the Understanding KE module to obtain the PgCert in Learning and Teaching in Higher Education, I will apply to become Fellow of the Higher Education Academy (FHEA).

I am one of two Learning and Teaching representatives of the Gender Equality Diversity and Inclusion (GEDI) committee of the School of Humanities of the Hass Faculty. 

Academic / Professional qualifications

MA in British and American history and literature, Tours University, France 

Deug (2 year undergraduate diploma) in German studies, Tours University, France 

Teaching Interests

Here are the language, cultural and speaking classes I teach:

R1109/10 Introduction to French 1a/1b

R1107/8 French Language 1a/1b

R1 114/5 Cert Ed French year 1

R1203/4 French Language 2a/2b

R1305/6 French Language 3a/3b

R1509 French Honours Exposé

R1509 French Honours Interpreting

R1 702 Translation studies

And I have taught the following classes:

R1510 French Honours Translation 

R4406 Translation Studies : Key Debates and Theories

R1324: Multi-Disciplinary Perspectives Of Sustainable Development: Languages

OS174 French Module Pre-Entry Access Course

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 4 - Quality Education
  • SDG 5 - Gender Equality
  • SDG 10 - Reduced Inequalities


  • Language learning
  • Feminism
  • French
  • student engagement
  • student experience

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