Mr François Simon

Mr François Simon

Assistant Language Co-ordinator (French)

Language Centre

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PEL.6.01k
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Languages
English, French
Key Expertise
French language, Francophone studies

About me

I have been involved in the field of French language teaching since 1999 and I have worked at LSE since 2006.

Before joining LSE I was involved in bilingual French/Arabic teaching in Cairo, Egypt; French language and culture promotion as the deputy director of the Alliance Française of Lusaka, Zambia and French teaching and course development in Cape Town, South Africa.

I am interested in the multidisciplinary approach of language teaching; the use of new technologies in teaching and learning processes and the development of project based teaching methods.

I also have a particular interest in Francophone Literature; Sociology; Geography and Queer Studies.

I am involved in teaching on our BSc Language, Culture and Society programme.

Expertise Details

Language teaching; Applied linguistics; French for academic purposes; Intercultural communication studies; Francophone literature; Project based learning; French

About the Language Centre

LSE is a centre for the study of the social sciences and this is reflected in its Language Centre.

Our courses focus on language and society, encouraging you to learn how to use language in the contexts you would like to live, study and work in. We teach people to speak languages, but also teach about language (socio-linguistics and intercultural communication) and offer a range of courses on literature and society. 

We offer English for Academic Purposes programmes, BSc programmes a range of undergraduate degree courses that can be taken as part of a degree and a range of language options that can be taken outside of a degree programme. All programmes and courses relate language study and support to the fields of interest of social science students.

The Language Centre is part of LSE’s Academic and Professional Development Division.