Annie Laurette

Annie Laurette

Head of Programme, French

Annie Laurette is a languages specialist who joined UniSey in 2010 as a Lecturer in French.  Currently she is teaching on the Licence de francais programme in partnership with the Université de la Réunion. Prior to that she lectured in French at the School of Education, where she taught on the Bachelor’s programme; she also delivered teacher training courses for Foundation and Diploma Primary and Secondary levels, as well as assisting teacher trainees with their research projects.  Her earlier experience of teaching French was gained in secondary schools.

Annie’s academic qualifications started in Seychelles with a Diploma in Education (French) from the School of Education and Community Studies.  She then spent three years at the Université Jean Monnet St Etienne, France, where she obtained a Diplôme Universitaire en didactique du français à l’usage des étrangers: niveau licence et maitrise.  A second period overseas was spent at the Université du Québec a Rimouski (UQAR) in Quebec, Canada, leading to the award of a Master’s in Research in Education.  Her thesis was on the subject of l’apprentissage du français dans un milieu trilingue.

Specialisms include teaching French as a second language, evaluation and workshops for mixed ability teaching.  Since 2001 she has been the Ministry of Education’s chief examiner and lead chief examiner for the secondary three coordinated exams and primary six national exams.  She represents the university at the Commission Nationale de la Francophonie and the Association des enseignants de la langue française. 

External interests include reading, writing poems and short stories and computer educational games.  Her contribution to the community includes membership of the La Misère School PTA and council chairperson of that same school.