Patricia Merlin

Lecturer in French

Professional Biography

Patricia Merlin is an enthusiastic and committed University lecturer in French with more than 20 years’ experience in teaching groups and individuals in Higher Education institutions as well as in companies. In 2003, she joined Regent's University where she has been teaching French for business from complete beginner to advanced levels. Her personal and research interests include the practice of mindfulness and how it can support students’ learning. Her publications are in this field.

Qualifications

  • MA, Teaching and Learning in Higher Education, London Metropolitan University, 2013
  • PGC-HE, University of Westminster, 2012
  • Certificate in teaching French as a foreign language, Cambridge, Royal Society of Art, International House, London, 1997
  • MA (equivalent), Maitrise, French literature, final dissertation not submitted, La Sorbonne , Paris, 1991
  • BA (equivalent), Licence, French Modern Literature, University of Orleans, France, 1987

Relevant Past Employment

  • 2018 - current, visiting Lecturer in French - Saint Mary's University, London
  • 2014 - current, visiting Lecturer in French – Kings College and the London Business School
  • 2003 - current, Lecturer in French - Regent's Institute of Languages and Culture, Regent's University London
  • 2006 - 2016, main Lecturer in French on the SKE (Skills Knowledge Enhancement) sponsored by the Teaching and Development Agency for future PGCE students - London Metropolitan University
  • 1999 - current, visiting Lecturer in French, London Metropolitan University
  • 1998 - 1999, Language Tutor, International House, London
  • 1995 - 2004, Language Tutor of French in companies such as: AXA, Freshfields, L'Oréal, Compass, British Telecom, Royal Mail and the FA

Publications

  • Merlin P. (2017), Relax and learn! A case of mindfulness practices in Higher Education, Investigations in university teaching and learning, Vol. 11, Spring 2017, pp. 9-14
  • Merlin, P. (2012), Supporting Learning and Teaching of Languages using e-learning: the importance of VLEs and the rise of students’ agency, Investigations in university teaching and learning, Vol. 8, Summer 2012, pp. 109-118

Research Interests

Research interests include blended learning, supporting students with difficulties and the impact of Mindfulness practices on learning and stress reduction.

Professional Affiliation(s)/Accreditation

  • Fellow of the Higher Education Academy
  • Fellow of the Staff and Educational Development Association

Teaching & Course Development

  • International Business (French) - BA(Hons)
  • Management - MA
  • Teaching and developing diverse French Modules for the BAIB Programme for undergraduate students
  • Teaching and developing the Language for Business: French at MA level