Marie-T Batardiere

Lecturer

 
researcher

Biography

                                                                                                                                                                                        Since taking up my appointment at the University of Limerick in 1985, I have been responsible for the development of courses in French -course design, course implementation and supervision of the team of teachers- for students of Business Studies which culminated in the establishment of a new degree programme in Business Studies and a Modern Language.
Co-founder in 1989 of the Erasmus student exchange between the University of Limerick and my former university in Angers, I am a strong advocate of an interdisciplinary and multicultural approach in the classroom and have modified various language programmes to allow the joint participation of Erasmus and Irish students.  In 1997, I was awarded the first Teaching Fellowship by UL. It entailed working on a project to enhance ‘teaching’ and ‘learning’ at UL & to propose an action plan. This gave me the opportunity to devise a language learning framework to enhance students’ language skills.
I completed my Ph.D thesis in 2002 with Trinity College Dublin; my research focused on the second language grammatical development of university-level learners experimenting immersion in the target language.
I have been involved for many years in the field of education first as a member of the training team for secondary school teachers of French under the guidance of the Department of Education (Dublin) and now as a Language Module Coordinator of the Professional Diploma in Education at the University of Limerick.
As digital technologies became available, I moved towards a more blended learning approach and integrated these technologies into our undergraduate and postgraduate courses. This leads me to be at the forefront of a number of European computer-mediated communication projects
to enhance language learning/teaching and promote intercultural dialogue.

 

 

                      

Research Interests

My research interests include the impact of Study Abroad on L2 learning as well as the use of computer-mediated communication to enhance language learning/teaching and promote intercultural collaboration.

Book Chapters

  Year Publication
2016 'Fostering students’ engagement with topical issues through different modes of online exchange'
Batardière, M.-T., & Helm, F. (2016) 'Fostering students’ engagement with topical issues through different modes of online exchange' In: New directions in telecollaborative research and practice: selected papers from the second conference on telecollaboration in higher education. Dublin: Research-publishing.net. [Details]
2015 'Examining Cognitive Presence in Students’ Asynchronous Online Discussions'
Batardière, M.-T. (2015) 'Examining Cognitive Presence in Students’ Asynchronous Online Discussions' In: Researching language learner interactions online : from social media to MOOCs. Texas: CALICO Monograph Series, 13. [Details]
2013 'The Use of a Task-Based Online Forum in Language Teaching: Learning Practices and Outcomes'
Batardière, M.-T. (2013) 'The Use of a Task-Based Online Forum in Language Teaching: Learning Practices and Outcomes' In: Internet Research, Theory, and Practice: Perspectives from Ireland. Dublin: © Research-publishing.net. [Details]

Peer Reviewed Journals

  Year Publication
2019 'Promoting intercultural awareness among European university students via pre-mobility virtual exchanges'
Batardière, M.-T., Giralt, M., Jeanneau, C., Le-Baron-Earle, F., & O’Regan, V. (2019) 'Promoting intercultural awareness among European university students via pre-mobility virtual exchanges'. Journal of Virtual Exchange, 2 :1-6 [DOI] [ULIR Link] [Details]
2015 '‘Promoting critical thinking in online intercultural communication’'
Batardière, M-T. (2015) '‘Promoting critical thinking in online intercultural communication’'. The EUROCALL Review, 23 (1):3-10 [Details]
2015 'Facilitating a face-to-face tandem language exchange on a university campus'
Batardière, M-T, & Jeanneau, C. (2015) 'Facilitating a face-to-face tandem language exchange on a university campus'. Studies In Self-Access Learning Journal, 6 (3):288-299 [Details]

Conference Publications

  Year Publication
2017 XVIIIth International CALL Conference: CALL in Context, UC Berkeley, USA
Batardière, M-T (2017) Observing students’ linguistic variation in an online intercultural exchange XVIIIth International CALL Conference: CALL in Context, UC Berkeley, USA , pp.66-74 [Details]
2015 XVII International CALL Research Conference, Universitat Rovira i Virgili, Tarragona
Batardière, M-T (2015) Redefining the teacher's role in an online task-based language learning XVII International CALL Research Conference, Universitat Rovira i Virgili, Tarragona [Details]
2007 ICT for Language Learning. Florence, Italy
Batardière, M-T. & Jeanneau, C. (2007) “Comme tu l’as dit”: how an online Internet Classroom Assistant (ICA) conferencing forum can challenge and transform the second language learning experience . In: Dalrymple A eds. ICT for Language Learning. Florence, Italy [Details]
2009 ICT for Language Learning 2nd Edition. Florence, Italy
Batardière, M-T. & Jeanneau, C. (2009) It motivated me to work harder and read further. Insights into students’ learning and behaviour in an online discussion forum ICT for Language Learning 2nd Edition. Florence, Italy [Details]
2010 Fourteenth International 2010 CALL conference. University of Antwerp
Batardière, M-T. & Jeanneau, C. (2010) Language learning via an online discussion forum: from frustration to motivation . In: Aerts A., Colpaert J., & Oberhofer M eds. Fourteenth International 2010 CALL conference. University of Antwerp [Details]

Conference Contributions

  Year Publication
2018 7th INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON SECOND LANGUAGE PEDAGOGIES,
BATARDIERE, M-T. (2018) Shaping student engagement in online intercultural communication. [Oral Presentation], 7th INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON SECOND LANGUAGE PEDAGOGIES, University of Victoria, Vancouver Island, Canada [Details]
2018 Telecollaboration and virtual exchange across disciplines: In service of social inclusion and global citizenship,
Batardière, M-T., Giralt, M., Jeanneau, C., and Le Baron-Earle, F. (2018) Ready, mobility, go! : A series of cross-disciplinary telecollaborative projects promoting intercultural awareness among European university students. [Invited Oral Presentation], Telecollaboration and virtual exchange across disciplines: In service of social inclusion and global citizenship, Krakow, Poland [Details]
2017 MLAL Research Day,
Batardière, M-T., Giralt, M., Jeanneau, C., Le Baron-Earle, F. and O’Regan, V. (2017) Fostering intercultural thinking (FIT) for globalization. [Invited Oral Presentation], MLAL Research Day, [Details]
2018 Aligning Language Assessments in Higher Education with the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR): a Quality Assurance Approach,
Conacher, J.E., Batardière, M-T., and Kelly, M.G. (2018) Challenges, opportunities and benefits of a CEFR implementation process across languages and degree programmes. [Invited Oral Presentation], Aligning Language Assessments in Higher Education with the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR): a Quality Assurance Approach, NUI Maynooth [Details]
2018 Digital tools for MFL: Moving forward,
Batardière, M-T. and Le Baron-Earle, F. (2018) Wiki tips and tricks for the modern foreign language classroom. [Invited Oral Presentation], Digital tools for MFL: Moving forward, [Details]

Professional Associations

  Association Function From / To
The Irish Association for Apllied Linguistics Committee member /
One Voice for Languages Committee member /

Other Activities

  Description

One Voice For Languages representative at the Modern Foreign Languages consultation organised by the NCCA, 11 April 2016.  See report at: 
http://www.onevoiceforlanguages.com/blog/ovflanguages-report-on-the-junior-cycle-modern-languages-consultation-organised-by-nccaie


IRAAL2017 conference held at UL -18 November, chair of the organising committee.  More information at: https://sites.google.com/ul.ie/iraal2017/home