Maggie Taylor

(01382) 384698
Lecturer in French


Maggie is a lecturer in French.

Top tips for students

Before studying a language at university, Maggie recommends that you:

  • go & see a film in that language
  • establish contact with a native speaker(s)


  • BA Dip. Ed (Honours) in French with Education - University of Stirling (1977)
    • Subjects: French, English, Psychology, Education
    • Teacher training concurrent with degree course
    • GTC registration since 1978
  • Teaching Diploma in Spanish, University of Dundee (2008)

Residence abroad

  • Lycée de la Versoie, Thonon-les-Bains, France (Nov 1973 - June 1974)
  • Université de Nice, France (March - May 1976)
  • Universidad de Granada, Spain (Centro de Lenguas Modernas) (July 2007)

Career History

  • Central Regional Council, Feb 1978 - Dec 1981: Teacher of French, Classical Studies, Special Education
  • Grampian Regional Council, Oct 1982 - Aug 1986: Training Officer for young people with special needs
  • Rehab Scotland, Glasgow, Aug 1986 - Dec 1988: Rehabilitation Manager for young disabled people
  • Career break for maternity, Jan 1989 - Sept 1993
  • Dundee City/ Perth & Kinross Council, Sept 1993 - June 2002: Supply teacher of French and Learning Support
  • Dundee City Council, Aug 2002 - Dec 2012: Teacher of French
  • University of Dundee, Sept 2010 - present time: Lecturer in French


  • Teaching of Applied (Practical) French 1 and 2 Intensive courses and all associated duties e.g. course design input, preparation of material and assessment (including exam paper composition and marking).
  • Teaching of Languages for All French courses, Stages 1 and 2 and all associated duties e.g. preparation of material and assessment.
  • Teaching of twice-yearly Beginners French six-week courses, including compilation of Programme and preparation of materials.

Research & Scholarship

Maggie's Scholarship involves continuous research activities associated with planning, preparation, assessment and revision of all relevant courses.

She currently has responsibility for the compilation of the Programme for the Pre-Diploma Intensive Course (preceding the Diploma in French by distance learning course), including the formulation of associated Study Plans and assessment.