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Estelle Kervella MA

Teacher of French


Estelle holds a M.A in “Linguistics and Didactics of French as a Second Language” from the University of Grenoble Stendhal 3. In 2013, she earned a Fulbright Grant to teach French to UG students at St Mary’s College of Maryland. She then continued her work in higher education in France at the Institut Américain Universitaire of Aix-en-Provence, where she developed a curriculum for immersive learning focused on study abroad students - learning inside as well as outside of the classroom. Following her time in the south of France she went on to teach in San Francisco for over a year, with an emphasis on “specific goals learning” (professional needs for the likes of the SF Museum of Modern Art, Apple, Salesforce, Napa Valley Wine Academy, Alps Mountain Guide A2 Certification etc.). She has also a certification in DELF/DALF examination and was an examiner for the TEF certification. Following ten years of experience in teaching French Estelle joined King’s College London in 2021, teaching in different programs including short courses at various levels, module classes for UG and PG students, French classes for Dickson Poon Law School and tailor-made classes.

Research interests :

Estelle’s MA thesis was about the differentiation of motivational patterns within the foreign language classroom and the effect of gestures on second language acquisition. She is interested in the question of foreign language learners’ motivation and engagement and how these affect the learning process.