• The University of Western Australia (M204), 35 Stirling Highway,

    6009 Perth


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Sabine has completed her studies of French Language Teaching at the University of Grenoble in France. Prior teaching at UWA, she has taught at the University of Grenoble and was engaged in various teaching roles in France and Western Australia. She currently is Lecturer and Convenor of French Studies at the University of Western Australia. She has received many award nominations for her teaching abilities and numerous Teaching and Learning grants. Her work aims to expand and challenge students to embrace a variety of cultures and thoughts. Her main research interests focus on language education, second language acquisition, learner motivation, teaching innovations and francophone cultures in the Pacific. She is currently working on a number of projects, including blended learning, student wellbeing and is actively involved in supporting student mobility and community engagement in the francophone Pacific region.

Roles and responsibilities

- Vice President, Asia-Pacific Commission, International Federation Teachers of French

- President, Federation of Associations of Teachers of French in Australia

- Member, Cultural and Linguistic Diversity Working Group

- Committee member, Teachers of French Association Western Australia

- Academic Coordinator, Tahiti and New Caledonia Exchange

- Mental First Aid Officer

Funding overview

2022 - Competitive Funding New Colombo Plan Study Overseas in French Polynesia $50,000

2020 - French Embassy Creative short program: Languages and Cultures renewal in French Polynesia $6589,79

2019 - Competitive Funding New Colombo Plan Study Overseas in French Polynesia $82,000

2018 - Flipped classroom Grant: The flipping revolution in French classes: towards an active blended learning approach with flipped classrooms and adaptive resources $5,000

2017 - Summer School Scholarship $5,000

2015 - Education Futures Grant, Facing the revolution in the language class: Interactive on screen feedback for French, Italian and Korean learners $10,000

2015 - Education Futures Grant, Teletandem, Learning language and Culture at a distance $5,420

2013 - UWA Teaching Fellowhips, Creating Communities of Learning in First Year Languages: Improving Language Acquisition and Intercultural Awareness

2014 - Competitive Funding Short-term Mobility Program (STMP) in New Caledonia $20,000

2013 - Competitive Funding Short-term Mobility Program (STMP) in New Caledonia $16,500

2009 - UWA Improving Student Satisfaction Grant $2000


Current projects

Student motivation

Online escape games and innovative digital activities

Student engagement and attendance in European Languages 

Flipped learning

French teacher training in the Asia-Pacific Region

Teaching overview

French Beginners (FREN1401-FREN1402)

French Advanced (FREN2405-3405-2406-3406)

French Advanced II (FREN2407-3407-2408-3408)

French Contemporary Society (FREN3813)

Language and Culture in French Polynesia (FREN2300-3300)


Language Education

Second Language Acquisition (SLA)
Emotions and positive psychology in SLA
Methodology and Didactics of Foreign Language Teaching and Learning
French Language in Asia Pacific 

Blended learning and flipped classes

Student well-being

Student motivation and engagement                                                                                                                     




French (native)
English (fluent)
German (intermediate)
Croatian (intermediate)


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