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Cathy Molinaro

Ms Cathy Molinaro

Senior Lecturer in French

School of Modern Languages

+44 29208 76256
66a Park Place, Room 1.35, Cathays, Cardiff, CF10 3AS


I am a Senior Lecturer in French Studies and French Programme Director at the School of Modern Languages; I teach across the full range of the French undergraduate programmes at Beginners, ex-Beginners, Advanced and ex-Advanced levels, as well as Postgaduate level in our MA in Translation Studies.  I design, coordinate and lead  the French Language ex-Advanced second year module, as well as the Translation into French part of the Fnal Year language module.

I also design and solely teach the Translation For Francophone modules, which are opened to our Francophone International Students. 

Over the years, I have led and developped many of the French section and School roles, from being the School Year Abroad officer, School's Academic Lead for Disability and Specific provisions, Director of Undergraduate recruitment, Deputy Director of Undergraduate recruitement, French recruitment Officer, French examinations' officer, French Year Abroad contact, School's Careers and Employability Officer and many other roles. 

I am currently French Programme Director. 


I am involved at all levels of language teaching in French, from the first to the final year, as well as PGT teaching and assessing, and International students teaching. 

As Second Year French langue coordinator, I design, coordinate and lead a team of tutors for  the whole Year 2 French language course and teach many of the second year students.

I am also coordinator and sole teacher for the whole Final Year cohort “Translation into French” course which is a component of the French Language module for Final Year.

I am always looking at new ways to enhance students’ learning and experience, and over the years I have been involved in piloting for the School new technology to be used in the classroom, including online virtual language excahnges with countries such as Senegal, France and beyond. . More recently, I have developed online media platforms (such as Podcasts and YouTube videos to name a few) and innovative online assessments for our students.  

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