- MA (France), PGCE-HE (Wales), PhD (Wales)
- Co-Dean of Lifelong Learning
- Co-ordinating Lecturer in European Languages
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Centre for Lifelong Learning,
Cardiff CF24 4AG
Dr Chabert joined Cardiff University in 1995 as a tutor at the Cardiff School of European Studies and the then Department for Continuing Education. Since 1997, she has been Co-ordinating Lecturer in Modern Languages at the Centre for Lifelong Learning.
In 2005, she became Director of Marketing of Cardiff University Centre for Lifelong Learning.
In November 2012, she became Co-Dean of Lifelong Learning.
Her main research interests are in the area of higher education policy-making, globalization and universities, French higher education and virtual universities.
Her PhD (“The Virtual University in a Globalizing World: a Comparison of Policy Initiatives in France and the UK”) was awarded in 2010. It set out to compare and contrast the conception, initiation and implementation of virtual university policy-making in higher education in the UK and France between the mid-1990s and the mid-2000s.
- Practical Leadership for University Management – ILM (2009)
- Accredited Assessor and Trainer for the French diplomas of the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (DELF-DALF), A1 to C2 (Centre International d’Etudes Pédagogiques), three successive accreditations since 1999 (Current accreditation: 2011-14).
- Head of the Cardiff University Examination Centre for DELF and DALF.
- Accredited Assessor for the Chambre de Commerce et d’Industrie de Paris CCIP – DFP B2 (Diplôme de Français Professionnel B2).
- Head of the Cardiff University Examination Centre for the CCIP.
- Member of the Society for Research in Higher Education (2010-current)
- Fellow of the Higher Education Academy (2007- current)
- External Examiner (French and Italian) – University of Glamorgan (2005-2009).
- External Examiner (Modern Foreign Languages) – School of Education and Lifelong Learning, Aberystwyth University (2012- current)
School and University Roles
- Chair of the Centre’s Operational Committee (2010- current)
- Member of LEARN Senior Management Team (2007- current)
- Member of the Advisory Board of the Cardiff Centre for Lifelong Learning (ongoing)
- Member of the Board of Studies of the Cardiff Centre for Lifelong Learning (ongoing)
- Chair of the Centre’s Academic and Academic Related Committee (2002-05)
- Member of the Directors of Innovation and Engagement Network (2011- current)
- Member of Innovation and Engagement Committee (2008-11)
- Member of University Senate (2004-09 and 2012-)
- Chabert, C. (2006) ‘L’Université Virtuelle Britannique’ Distances et Savoirs, Paris, Vol. 4-1, pp.23-39.
- Chabert, C. (2001) ‘In Line with the On-line: UK and EU Policies on ICT in Higher Education’ CALL – The Challenge of Change, Cameron, K., Elm Bank Modern Language Studies: Exeter.
Conferences and presentations
- Chabert, C., Eckart, H. (2012) ‘Language provision for non-specialists in HE: Are we getting it right?’ LLAS Annual Conference 2012: Language Futures: Languages in Higher Education).
- Chabert C. (2010) ‘Higher Education Policy-Making in France and in the UK’ SRHE Conference.
- Chabert C. (2009) ‘The Campus Numériques – an Overview of the French Virtual University’ – Strategic Learning Initiatives Network: Public Sector.
CE2610 (French Stage D): when learning a foreign language, there seems to be a level above which most language learners find it difficult to progress: the early stages of the more advanced levels. In the Centre’s different ‘Staged courses’, this would be at Stage D. Watching students moving from intermediate to advanced level during the course is uniquely rewarding.
BS2703 (French Oral Comprehension and Expression) and CE1934 (Developing Aural and Oral Skills): these two modules are designed to support the development of advanced oral skills. As students progressively improve their oral comprehension, they become better in their oral expression. Learning material is mostly based on authentic audio-visual recordings and teaching often takes place in one of the two digital language laboratories of the Centre.