Anne-Laure Brachet

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  • MA in Didactics Paris Descartes University, 2014
  • MA in French Literature, Paris Sorbonne University, 2010

After studying a broad range of social sciences (math, economics, sociology, philosophy, literature), Anne-Laure Brachet decided to focus on French literature. Her particular interest in the history and philosophy of modern sciences resulted in a MA thesis on the popularization of science in the French literature of the 17th century (University of La Sorbonne). She subsequently joined a French language teaching program in England for one year (British Council, London). This first teaching experience gave her the taste to expand her curriculum by specializing in Sociolinguistics, Interculturality and French Didactics. At the same time, she gained experience teaching French in several private language schools. She completed her Master degree after a one-year experience in India as a French Lecturer at the University of Pune, with a thesis about methodological proposals to deal with the plurality of learning styles in a language class. Once back in France, she worked for two years at different institutions in Paris, teaching both French as a foreign language to Chinese students at the University of Paris Descartes, and literacy classes for African immigrants at the Paris municipality. She was also active as an assessor of the French language level of applicants for French citizenship at the Chamber of Commerce and Industry of Paris and worked briefly for the French Ministry of Education. She joined the French department at BU in the autumn of 2016.