Stephanie Oriordan@Ul.Ie


 
researcher

Biography

University Teacher in French and Pedagogy at the University of Limerick. 

My teaching repertoire is wide-ranging in the areas of French and francophone studies and general language teaching and learning studies. I teach French grammar, rhetoric, discourse genres, history of the French language, literature, film studies, translation, pedagogy, language policy, corpus linguistics in language teaching and learning. I am also a member of the teaching team in the UL social media for social broadening module. 

My research interests fall mainly in the domains of applied corpus linguistics, socio-linguistics and education studies. 

In 2015, I was a member of a team of colleagues led by Catherine jeanneau (Language Learning Hub) who was awarded the European Language label award for the UL peer-learning for languages project which has been running since 2012 and sees large numbers of international students volunteer their time to facilitate discussion groups in the Modern forein languages which are taught in UL namely: French, German, Japanese and Spanish.

Having firstly graduated with a Maitrise d'anglais langue et civilisation étrangère and a diploma in French as a foreign language studies from the Université de Haute-Bretagne Rennes II (France), I qualified as a secondary school teacher with a PGCE (Modern languages French and Spanish) from the University of Swansea Wales in 2000 and subsequently taught French at secondary school level in Ireland. I joined UL in 2001 as a French tutor and continued part-time teaching at secondary level for a number of years. In 2003, I graduated with a Masters of Arts in French studies (1st class Hons) from the University of Limerick. In the period October 2005 to January 2008, I undertook research on classroom discourse in French secondary level classes as a recipient of an IRCHSS scholarship. In 2008, I started supervising Student teachers preparing to become French teachers at secondary school level. I am currently University Teacher in French and Pedagogy at the University of Limerick.
University Teacher in French and Pedagogy at the University of Limerick. 

My teaching repertoire is wide-ranging in the areas of French and francophone studies and general language teaching and learning studies. I teach French grammar, rhetoric, discourse genres, history of the French language, literature, film studies, translation, pedagogy, language policy, corpus linguistics in language teaching and learning. I am also a member of the teaching team in the UL social media for social broadening module. 

My research interests fall mainly in the domains of applied corpus linguistics, socio-linguistics and education studies. 

In 2015, I was a member of a team of colleagues led by Catherine jeanneau (Language Learning Hub) who was awarded the European Language label award for the UL peer-learning for languages project which has been running since 2012 and sees large numbers of international students volunteer their time to facilitate discussion groups in the Modern forein languages which are taught in UL namely: French, German, Japanese and Spanish.

Having firstly graduated with a Maitrise d'anglais langue et civilisation étrangère and a diploma in French as a foreign language studies from the Université de Haute-Bretagne Rennes II (France), I qualified as a secondary school teacher with a PGCE (Modern languages French and Spanish) from the University of Swansea Wales in 2000 and subsequently taught French at secondary school level in Ireland. I joined UL in 2001 as a French tutor and continued part-time teaching at secondary level for a number of years. In 2003, I graduated with a Masters of Arts in French studies (1st class Hons) from the University of Limerick. In the period October 2005 to January 2008, I undertook research on classroom discourse in French secondary level classes as a recipient of an IRCHSS scholarship. In 2008, I started supervising Student teachers preparing to become French teachers at secondary school level. I am currently University Teacher in French and Pedagogy at the University of Limerick.

Research Interests

My research interests fall mainly in the domains of applied corpus linguistics, socio-linguistics and education studies. 

Book Chapters

  Year Publication
2007 'Learning to teach through French from a corpus of classroom discourse: Giving corrective feedback'
Chambers, A; O'Riordan, S (2007) 'Learning to teach through French from a corpus of classroom discourse: Giving corrective feedback' In: New learning Environments for language learning: Moving beyond the classroom?. Frankfurt am Main: Peter Lang. [Details]
2010 'Corpora for materials’ development in language teacher education: underlying principles and useful data'
Farr, F., Chambers, A. and O'Riordan, S. (2010) 'Corpora for materials’ development in language teacher education: underlying principles and useful data' In: Perspectives on Language Learning Materials Development. Berlin: Peter Lang. [ULIR Link] [Details]

Peer Reviewed Journals

  Year Publication
2006 'Integrating a Corpus of Classroom Discourse in Language Teacher Education: The Case of Discourse Markers'
O'Riordan, S; Amador, M; Carolina, P; Chambers, A (2006) 'Integrating a Corpus of Classroom Discourse in Language Teacher Education: The Case of Discourse Markers'. Recall, 18 (1):83-104 [ULIR Link] [Details]
2009 'ETUDE DE LA METALANGUE GRAMMATICALE EMPLOYEE DANS DEUX COURS DE FLE EN IRLANDE : ANALYSE DES RECOURS A LA PREMIERE LANGUE DES APPRENANTS'
O'Riordan, Stephanie (2009) 'ETUDE DE LA METALANGUE GRAMMATICALE EMPLOYEE DANS DEUX COURS DE FLE EN IRLANDE : ANALYSE DES RECOURS A LA PREMIERE LANGUE DES APPRENANTS'. Melanges De La Casa De Velazquez, 31 [Details]
2011 'Language teachers with corpora in mind: From starting steps to walking tall'
Chambers A., Farr F., O'Riordan S. (2011) 'Language teachers with corpora in mind: From starting steps to walking tall'. Language Learning Journal, 39 (1):85-104 [DOI] [ULIR Link] [Details]
2015 'Peer-led Discussion Groups in Foreign Languages: Training International Students to Become Peer-Facilitators'
Jeanneau, C,O'Riordan, S (2015) 'Peer-led Discussion Groups in Foreign Languages: Training International Students to Become Peer-Facilitators'. Studies In Self-Access Learning Journal, 6 :433-443 [Details]

Conference Contributions

  Year Publication
2017 UL MLAL Research seminars series,
O'Riordan, Stéphanie (2017) ‘What “should” happen in a “good” French class? A corpus-driven analysis of secondary level Inspectorate reports in Ireland’. [Oral Presentation], UL MLAL Research seminars series, University of Limerick , 23-MAR-17 - 23-MAR-17 [Details]
2017 ISB11 conference,
O'Riordan, Stéphanie; Jeanneau, Catherine (2017) ‘Researching the impact of L1-based discussion facilitation experience on international students’ language and cultural awareness. Findings from a peer-facilitated discussion project’. [Oral Presentation], ISB11 conference, University of Limerick , 11-JUN-17 - 15-JUN-17 [Details]
2017 30 year of Erasmus in Ireland. Study Abroad in Research and Practice,
Jeanneau, Catherine; O'Riordan, Stéphanie (2017) ‘Researching the impact of L1-based discussion facilitation experience on international students: preliminary findings from a peer-facilitated discussion project.’. [Oral Presentation], 30 year of Erasmus in Ireland. Study Abroad in Research and Practice, University City Cork , 16-JUN-17 - 16-JUN-17 [Details]
2016 8th Biennial IVACS conference, Corpora and Context,
O'Riordan, Stéphanie (2016) ‘Concordancing to the tune of the exam: Designing a Leaving Certificate preparation course with Antconc’. [Oral Presentation], 8th Biennial IVACS conference, Corpora and Context, Bath Spa University, Bath, UK , 16-JUN-16 - 17-JUN-16 [Details]
2015 French Teachers Association (FTA) National conference 2015,
Batardiere, Marie-Thérèse; O'Riordan, Stéphanie (2015) ‘De bouche à oreille… Montrons l’exemple’. [Other], French Teachers Association (FTA) National conference 2015, Maynooth University , 03-OCT-15 - 03-OCT-15 [Details]
2012 FTA national conference,
O'Riordan, Stéphanie (2012) French Teacher Association Annual conference 2012. [Keynote Address], FTA national conference, Maynooth University , 13-OCT-12 - 13-OCT-12 [Details]
2011 ‘Using discourse analysis in doctoral research’, ISSP-CALS-Langnet summer symposium,
O'Riordan, Stéphanie (2011) A corpus-based study of classroom discourse in French: Linguistic analysis and pedagogic application – methodological considerations. [Oral Presentation], ‘Using discourse analysis in doctoral research’, ISSP-CALS-Langnet summer symposium, University of Limerick , 01-JUN-11 - 04-JUN-11 [Details]
2011 Re-imagining initial teacher education conference,
O'Riordan, Stéphanie (2011) ‘Using a corpus of classroom discourse in French: a resource at the interface of language and pedagogic studies’. [Oral Presentation], Re-imagining initial teacher education conference, Saint Patrick’s College , 30-JUN-11 - 02-JUL-11 [Details]
2010 Forum DEFLE 2009,
O'Riordan, Stéphanie (2010) French as a Foreign language Teaching and learning Forum. [Keynote Address], Forum DEFLE 2009, Université Michel Montaigne - Bordeaux 3 , 08-APR-10 - 08-APR-10 [Details]

Honours and Awards

  Year Title Awarding Body
2005 Government of Ireland Scholar IRCHSS

Professional Associations

  Association Function From / To
CALS - Centre of Applied Language Studies Member /
IVACS - Intervarietal corpus studies Member /
IRAAL - Irish Association for Applied Linguistics Member /
AFA - Applied French Association Member /

Outreach Activities

  Description

UL Language Outreach Programme - French teacher (beginner, elementary, intermediate, advanced)

Other Activities

  Description

Book review: 
 O’Riordan, S. (2010) Review of Corpora and Language Teaching (2009) edited by K. Aimer, Amsterdam: John Benjamins , in Language Forum 36 (1) -Special Issue on Corpus Linguistics for Teaching and Learning. In Honour of John Sinclair, M. Moreno Jaén & C. Pérez Basanta (eds), 175-180.

Teaching Interests

I currently teach on the following modules (Autumn 2019-2020):
FR4141 - Introduction to French studies (Grammaire, Culture et littérature, labo)
FR4241 - French language, society and culture (Littérature)
FR4921 - French  for Business (Labo)
FR4623 - French Literature (TD Littérature et philosophie du siècle des Lumières)
FR4627 - French Literature (TD mouvements intellectuels du 20e siècle)
LI4001 - Peer-tutoring for languages

I also tutor students on school placement (Professional Master in Education)