Dr Patrick Durel

Dr Patrick Durel


I came to Australia from France in 1986 as a lecteur at the University of New England (Armidale, NSW).

I then went to the University of Sydney, where I was involved in the teaching and coordination of the language program in the Department of French Studies.

I arrived at Monash in 1998.

I am currently working towards my Doctorat at the Centre de Linguistique Applique (University of Franche-Comté Besanon).



Institution: University of Franche-Comté
Year awarded: 2005


Institution: University of Franche-Comté
Year awarded: 2002


The learning / teaching of French as a foreign language constitutes my prime research interest. I am specifically interested in processes linked to written composition (cognitive, metacognitive and strategies). At the moment I am working on a project which seeks to monitor the impact of grammar checker usage on learners’ awareness of questions related to morpho-syntactic accuracy. I have also a strong interest in curriculum design and evaluation.

Apart from these core research activities, I am interested in the question of national and social identity in contemporary France and how subcultures such as hip-hop reflect these problems.


  • Durel, P.L.A., 2006, Relis, reflechis et le correcteur orthographique t’aidera, Cahiers Pedagogiques [P], vol 440, Cercle de Recherche et d’Action Pedagogiques (CRAP), France, pp. 1-3.
  • Durel, P.L.A., 2006, Utilisation de l’assistant grammatical Antidote dans le cadre d’activities de revision – analyse exploratoire de protocoles d’observation, ALSIC Apprentissage des Langues et Systemes d’information et de Communication, vol 9, DLADL, Universite Marc Bloch, Strasbourg France, pp. 33-60.


I design and coordinate the language programs for French Studies 7 and 8, French Studies 9 and 10, and teach one tutorial group at each level. I also teach the grammar workshop for French Studies 5 and 6, and an optional French Studies subject on French Hip-Hop.