Brigitte Edelston

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Senior Lecturer in French




  • Les L (Licence es Lettres), Lille University
  • CTMLA (Certificate in Teaching Modern Languages to Adults), Dundee
  • MEd. Open University
  • Member of HEA

Career History

  • 2007 - Full-time lecturer in French, Dundee University
  • 1999-2007 Full-time Teaching Fellow in French and Joint coordinator of the Languages for All Programme, Dundee University
  • 1992-1999 Part-time Teaching Fellow in French, Dundee University
  • 1977-1984 Personal Assistant (Secretarial)

Main current administrative roles

  • Coordinator of the Languages for All Programme
  • Joint coordinator of the SSC in French




  • Joint coordinator of the Special Study Component in French for medical students.


  • All UG French courses (Beginners to Honours)
  • Languages for All Stages 5/6/7 and Stage 2 January class
  • Culture Units (Migration and History) in French

Research/Scholarly Interests

Research/Scholarly Interests

  • Student participation
  • History of the French language
  • French migration
  • Development of on-line language learning material

Main publications

  • "A vos marques!": an accelerated French course book for beginners and near beginners published in March 1999, (Routledge) written with Sandy Tippett-Spirtou and Alison Andrews.
  • "Teach yourself French Grammar" (functional approach), (Hodder & Stoughton), written with Dr. R. Adamson and published end of August 1998. New edition published in 2003. Third edition - "French Grammar you really need to know" published 2012.