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Staff List - CULP French Team

Jackie Bow

Positions:

  • CULP French Coordinator and Teacher
  • CULP Coordinator for Assessment

Contact Information

Email: jb519@cam.ac.uk

Jackie Bow

Profile

Jackie has a Joint Honours degree in French and German and gained a PGCE at King's College, London. Her teaching experience is wide-ranging and includes GCSE and A level teaching in the maintained and the independent sectors in London and Cambridge, as well as language teaching in Adult and Higher Education. She is a consultant for a major Examination Board and a Principal Examiner for IGCSE and O Level language papers. She has contributed to Asset Languages and was a team leader representing the UK for SurveyLang, a major European Commission initiative supporting the development of language learning policies across Europe. Jackie was a board member of Routes East, one of the consortium of Routes into Languages.

She has worked at the Language Centre, as Project Manager for CULP4SC and has been involved with CULP since the programmes were first launched in 2000.


Clément Courouve

Positions:

  • CULP French Teacher

Contact Information

Email: cc687@cam.ac.uk

Clément Courouve

Profile

Clément Courouve grew up in a small, wine-producing village in the Moselle valley, France.

He became a teacher of French at the University of Cambridge in 2011 and has been sharing his life between these two places ever since, maintaining a close connection with his home country.

His teaching covers both specialist and general courses for the Department of French (Faculty of Modern and Medieval Languages) and the Language Unit (Department of Engineering), and he also supervises French MML papers for a number of Colleges.

In 2017, he was made Special Supervisor of Studies at Fitzwilliam College.

In addition to his teaching commitments, Clément regularly acts as a proofreader for the publisher Hachette.

He joined the Language Centre, where he teaches Academic Reading in French, French for Medics and general language courses, in 2018.


Kate Kent

Position:

  • CULP French Teacher

Contact Information

Email: kjk42@cam.ac.uk

Ashwiny Kistnareddy

Profile

Kate gained a first class degree in French and Spanish from the University of Cambridge in 1996.

She has spent time living and working in Ajaccio, Paris and Brussels, and her first job following graduation was in the cellars of a well known champagne brand in Épernay.

She then qualified as a lawyer and worked for ten years in two international law firms.

Kate completed her PGCE and a Masters in Education at Homerton College, Cambridge, and has taught at various secondary schools in the Cambridge area. She joined the Language Centre in 2019, and is currently teaching French for Medics.


Dr Marie-Géraldine Lea

Position:

  • CULP French Teacher

Contact Information

Email: mgl30@cam.ac.uk

Marie-Géraldine LEa

Profile

Marie-Géraldine comes from Toulouse in the south of France. After completing her MA in linguistics, she arrived in the UK, 19 years ago, to do fieldwork for her PhD in Social Anthopology from the E.H.E.S.S. While working at Leeds University, she decided to stay in England. She then took a second degree in Teaching French as a Foreign Language. She worked for a time in academic publishing before becoming, 9 years ago, an Associate Lecturer at the Open University. At the same time, she took part in language-related projects for Cambridge Assessment. She also teaches at an Independent school in Cambridge.

For the last few years, she has been composing and staging musicals for children in French to build fluency and confidence. When she is not teaching, she writes mystery novels for adults (set in Cambridge) and for children. Her other passion is photography.


Dr Clara Manco

Position:

  • CULP French Teacher

Contact Information

Email: cm996@cam.ac.uk

Dr Clara Manco

Profile

Before she arrived in Cambridge in 2018, Clara lived and studied mostly in Paris at the École Normale Supérieure. She spent a decade combining teaching with research, with a focus on 17th-century literature and history.

She has an interest in languages (her family is Italian and she has learned German), likes to organise events with students and enjoys debates about contemporary social and political topics.

As well as teaching at the Language Centre, she supervises at the MMLL Faculty and at St John's College.