Years at SKEMA Business School: 3
 


Hélène DURANTON

SKILS
Paris



CV
Skills & Interests 
Languages
Bilingue Français - Anglais
Allemand Niveau A2/B1
Qualification 
Other
Academic Degrees 
Master  Bristol University, UK, 2003.
Maitrise  Université Sorbonne Nouvelle Paris III, 1999.
Work Experience 
Directrice SKILS / SKILS Director - SKEMA Institut des Langues et Sport / SKEMA Institute for Languages and Sport, SKEMA Business School (January, 2018 - Present), PARIS LA DEFENSE, France.
Languages Department Director / Directrice Département Langues, SKEMA Business School (June, 2017 - December, 2017), PARIS LA DEFENSE, France.
Directrice de Langue Française, Département de Français, Responsable des programmes FLE, Bristol University (August, 2011 - April, 2017), BRISTOL, United Kingdom.
Coordinatrice des cours de Français, Centre de Langues, Bristol University (September, 2003 - July, 2011), BRISTOL, United Kingdom.
Professeur de FLE, Centre de Langues, Bristol University (October, 2000 - June, 2003), BRISTOL, United Kingdom.
Intellectual contributions
Articles in Journals 
DURANTON, H. (2012).  The Loneliness of the Long-Distance learner: social networking and student support. A case study of the distance learning MA in Trans.   Open Learning.
Conference Presentations 
DURANTON, H. & MICHAELIDES, M. (2019). Using drama to enhance students' language skills.  TESOL Annual conference, Lille, France.
DURANTON, H. & MICHAELIDES, M. (2019). Le théâtre comme déclencheur des qualités humanistes du futur manager.  UPLEGESS Annual conference, Albi, France.
DURANTON, H. & TOMACRUZ, E. (2019). Engaging students through feedback. Invited presentation at UPLEGESS English focus group workshop, Paris, France.
DURANTON, H. (2006). Developing on-line self-access materials for subject specific language courses at an advanced level.  Crossing Frontiers: Languages and the International Dimension, the 3rd biennial Conference For Languages in Higher Education - CILT and LLAS, -, United Kingdom.
Other Research 
2018: MICHAELIDES - LE BELICARD, M., Winner of the Skema Innovation Prize. The Business Communication Through Drama Course.  Winner of the Skema Innovation Prize. The Business Communication through Drama course is designed to help students further develop their English language skills as well as acquire professional competences through the medium of drama. After 15 hours of tuition delivered by English lecturers and an expert in theatre studies, the course culminates in a full-scale theatre production composed of a selection of 8 plays, introducing diverse job interview situations inspired by students’ research, experience or imagination and entirely scripted by students. Following a marketing campaign designed by the students including a charity fundraising on the night of the show, it attracted a large audience composed of SKEMA students and staff.   [Teaching and Learning Scholarship]
Professional Service 
Academic Conference: Discussant/Moderator/Panelist
2019:  UPLEGESS Annual conference, Albi, France (International).  May 2019: I moderated one workshop during the UPLEGESS conference as member of the board of UPLEGESS and introduced the keynote speaker Jean-Rémi LAPAIRE as well as moderated the discussion after the keynote.
Assurance of Learning - Professional Service
2018:  University of Sussex Centre for Language Studies, Brighton, United Kingdom (National).  External examiner for all French language and cultural units at the University of Sussex, ensuring quality and fairness of assessment procédures including moderating examination scripts.  
2017:  University of Sussex Centre for Language Studies, Brighton, United Kingdom (National).  External examiner for all French language and cultural units at the University of Sussex, ensuring quality and fairness of assessment procédures including moderating examination scripts.  
Conference Workshop Congress Organization
2019:  UPLEGESS English focus group workshop, Paris, France (National).  Organised a Saturday workshop on the theme of feedback, at TELECOM Parsitech.

Description:
We, as teachers, are under increasing pressure from our students, our institutions and indeed ourselves to provide meaningful, effective, constructive and timely feedback. Most of us spend hours assessing, marking and evaluating written or oral work. Some of us may even take extra care to provide students with meaningful feedforward comments and advice. Yet experience shows that students tend to be mostly concerned with their grades. How can we ensure that students engage with our feedback? This presentation explored cirrent research on feedback and gave an overview of possible methods for effective feedback, including producing and delivering audio feedback for an enhanced student and teacher experience.
Member: Committee/Task Force
2018 – 2019:  Membre du CA de l'UPLEGESS, Paris, France (National).  Membre du CA de l'UPLEGESS, en charge notamment de la coordination du groupe des Anglicistes.
2018:  Membre du groupe de travail Langues de la Comission Formation de la CGE, Paris, France (National).  En tant que membre du groupe de travail Langues de la commission "Formations" à la CGE, j'ai notamment participé à la Journée du Groupe de Travail Langues de la Conférence des Grande Ecoles (GT Langues/CGE) à l’école des Ponts ParisTech sur la place du plurilinguisme dans nos écoles.