School of Applied Language & Intercultural Studies
Academic biographyMaria Loftus is an Assistant Professor in French in the School of Applied Languages and Intercultural Studies. She holds a primary degree in Irish and French with higher degrees in French Literature and Language, Discourse and Representations, Applied Linguistics and a PhD in Sub-Saharan Documentary Cinema from French and Irish universities. Having published in international journals in the areas of protest and documentary cinema, visual representations of colonisation, she has more recently explored the Computer Assisted Language Learning (CALL) field of students as creators of video content within a SLA context.
Maria is currently researching the use of interactive student authored content in the SLA classroom and curricular design around telecollaboration. In addition, she is involved in a project pertaining to learning gain in non-formal and informal third level settings.