Dr JC Penet
Teaching Fellow in French Studies, FHEA

  • Email: jean-christophe.penet@ncl.ac.uk
  • Telephone: +44 (0) 191 208 7483
  • Address: My office is 5.2b (5th floor of the Old Library Building).

    My office hours are Mondays 11-12 and Thursdays 11-12. Note that you can also Skype me during consultation hours.

Qualifications

I graduated with both a Licence LLCE d'anglais (B.A. in English), and a Licence LLCE d'allemand (B.A. in German) in 2002 after attending "Classes Préparatoires aux Grandes Ecoles" and being "sous-admissible" to the Ecole Normale Supérieure de Lyon. I moved to Dublin after my UG studies and worked there as a Teaching Assistant (Killinarden Community School) and as a Lector (Trinity College, Dublin) whilst reading for a Maitrise d'Etudes Irlandaises (M.A. in Irish Studies, awarded by Université Lille 3 in 2003) and a D.E.A. d'Etudes Irlandaises (M.Phil. in Irish Studies, awarded by Université Lille 3 in 2009). I subsequently completed a PhD in Franco-Irish Studies that compared secularisation in modern and contemporary France and Ireland (awarded by HETAC, 2009).

In 2012, I was awarded the Postgraduate Certificate in Advanced Academic Practice (1st Class Honours). 

I am a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy. 

Previous Positions

Before joining Newcastle University in 2010, I worked as a Lecturer in French Studies at the University of the West of England, Bristol. Prior to that, I worked as a part-time Lecturer of French at Dublin City University's School of Applied Language and Intercultural Studies.

Roles and Responsibilities in the School: 

I am the School's Employability Officer and the Convenor of the School's Learning and Teaching Reading Club.

I am also Module Leader for FRE1064, FRE1065, FRE1066, FRE1071, SML2012 and SML8018. 

 Roles and Responsibilities in the University:

I am a Permanent Member of the University's UG/PGT ePortfolio Management Group.

I am the HaSS Faculty Representative for the Newcastle University Teaching and Scholarship Forum.

Current Interests and Projects:

I feel passionate about enhancing the curriculum and our students' learning experience by researching into the latest theory in language learning and teaching. To that effect, I am currently involved with various different projects that all tackle different aspects of language learning and teaching at university level, namely:

- Level B e-Portfolio project, or how to embed careers awareness into language teaching;

- SML2012: Assessing the impact of this module that gives Erasmus students the opportunity to teach their mother tongue here at Newcastle University

 - I am also interested in reassessing the role and impact of the Year abroad within a modern languages degree and I am working in partnership with colleagues from other UK universities on a project entitled  "Design Principles for the Support of Year Abroad Learning."

I have also become very interested in Translation Studies since I started teaching translation at MA level in 2009. In the SML, I am involved in the teaching of lectures and seminars in both the MA in Translating and Interpreting and in the MA Professional Translating for European Languages. My module SML8018, "Translating for the EU's Institutions," examines the position of translation in an institutional context. 

Recognition:

 In 2013, I was awarded £4,000 by the ULTSEC Innovation Fund for my project entitled ‘Engaging Students through Peer-Feedback to Boost Linguistic Progress and Careers Awareness’

Memberships: 

 - IATIS (International Association for Translation and Intercultural Studies);

- AFIS (Association of Franco-Irish Studies)

- Fellow of the Higher Education Academy. 

Undergraduate Teaching

Fre1065 (Module Leader)
Fre1066 (Module Leader)
Fre1071 (Module Leader)

SML2012 (Module Leader) 

FRE1006 

FRE2061 

FRE4061 Interpreting 


 Postgraduate Teaching

 SML8018 (Module Leader)

SML7001

SML8004

SML8008 

SML8016/8098: Supervision of MA dissertations/projects 

 

 

Research Interests

Issues in Language Learning and Teaching. 

Translation Studies, in particular translation within the EU. 

Current Work

I feel passionate about enhancing the curriculum and our students' experience by researching into language learning and teaching. To that effect, I am currently involved with various different projects tackling different aspects of language learning and teaching at university level, namely:

- Level B e-Portfolio project, or how to embed careers awareness into language teaching;

- SML2012: Assessing the impact of this module that gives Erasmus students the opportunity to teach their mother tongue here at Newcastle University

- "Design Principles for the Support of YA learning"