Teacher of French
Viviane Blanchard is a native French speaker who graduated from Université Jean Moulin Lyon III with a BA in Modern Languages in 1993. Viviane went on to study for an MA in Modern Languages at the University of Surrey in 1994. In 2010 Viviane was awarded the CELTA teaching certificate from International House London. The same year, Viviane received a First-class degree in History of Art from Birkbeck College, University of London and, in 2015, enrolled on a doctoral research programme of study. Viviane has over 10 years of experience in teaching French. She joined King’s College London in 2013. Viviane’s research interests concern the practice of listening in the creation of our (gender) identity. A few years ago, she started listening to the documentaires sonores de création which are experiencing a renaissance in France and Belgium and became engrossed by this contemporary and predominantly female creative practice. She conceives sound as a language that is doing something else than reiterating what we already know and that may disrupt the dominant visual language that we inhabit. She is looking at ways of using this challenging but engaging auditory text in the classroom.