Lisa Toral

Department of Modern Languages
Assistant Language Tutor (French)

Contact details

Address
Department of Modern Languages
University of Birmingham
Edgbaston
Birmingham
B15 2TT
UK

I am currently working at the University of Birmingham as a French Assistant Language Tutor. I am teaching in Year 1, 2 and 4. Before that, I was studying English Studies (Literature, History, Translation and Linguistics) in the Université Paul Valéry, in Montpellier.

Qualifications

  • BA in English Studies: Literature, History, Translation and Linguistics (Université Paul Valéry, Montpellier, France)
  • Currently finishing my MA in English Studies: Introduction to Research (Université Paul Valéry, Montpellier, France)

Biography

In 2016, I started my BA in English Studies, in the University Paul Valéry in Montpellier, which allowed me to learn more about literature written in English (British literature, American literature, Postcolonial literatures…), the history of English-speaking countries, the translation of texts from English to French and from French to English, and linguistics.

In 2019, I continued studying in the University Paul Valéry and I chose to focus on the possibility to do research in literature. I took an interest in Indigenous writers living in Canada and in the way they use their own experience and the experience of their community to share their stories which are too often ignored and undervalued. I am currently finishing my MA and doing some research on the Métis community for my MA dissertation project.

In 2020, I arrived in Birmingham to work as a French Assistant Language Tutor.

Teaching

I teach in French Core for Year 1, 2 and 4, focusing mainly on the Communicative Skills classes which allow students to work on their oral skills. I am also teaching a Use of Language class in Year 1 and level 1 students in the module Languages for All.

Research

I am currently doing research on Indigenous writers in Canada (focusing on the Métis community for now) as part of my MA dissertation research project.