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Professor David Tual


David Tual

Director of CLIC

Telephone: +44 1223 7 65826


Teaching activity

Teacher of Advanced French, Advanced French Plus and Third Year projects SL1 and SL2.

Fourth Year French Module Leader.

Other positions

Senior Fellow of the Higher Education Academy (since 2017)

Academic Associate of the Higher Education Academy (since 2014) 

External Examiner at the University of Essex (since 2016)

External Examiner at the University of Newcastle (since 2018)



After studying English Language & History at the Université de Bretagne Sud, I trained as a language teacher in France and in England but mainly taught on this side of the Channel, originally in secondary state schools in the south of England. I spent 10 years at Durham University where I coordinated the French Language provision in the Centre for Foreign Language Study and taught French on a wide range of courses, from beginners to post-A-level (at undergraduate and postgraduate levels). I enjoy teaching using innovative techniques and materials in class but also on-line, as e-learning is an area I constantly explore for new ideas and motivating resources. I endeavour to share and exchange with other language practitioners by attending and contributing to various conferences and workshops as well as through social networking. You can follow me on Twitter: @Anglofle