Marie-Claire Patron


  • Bond University, Faculty of Society and Design

    4229 Gold Coast


Accepting PhD Students


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I have a background in education through teaching Latin Languages, especially French and Spanish, in Australia, France and Spain. I was an examiner for the British Association Examiners Board in Marbella, Spain. During my eight years in Spain, I had industrial experience in business, law, banking and the building industry using extensively my skills in Interpreting and Translation.

I have been at Bond University since 1991. My areas of expertise are in Intercultural Communication, World Languages, French and Spanish Language. I have coordinated the European languages since 1991.

I am an expert in French and Spanish Language teaching methodology, and have set up the Romance language departments at various educational institutions in Australia and Spain. I developed the French and Spanish Language courses at Bond, including exchange programs where students complete their Major degrees in France and in Spain. 

I am on the selection committee for the candidates who apply for an Internship at Austrade, in Paris.

I have published 7 books since 2007, the fourth, fifth and seventh, co-edited with Australian and International authors. The seventh co-edited volume was released in May, 2019.

Extracurricular activities include interpreting and translating for Law firms on the Gold Coast, as well as being an official interpreter with Migrant Services.

I have recently been interviewed about my latest book, 'Coco through the looking glass'.  Listen to the podcast.

Education/Academic qualification

PhD, University of South Australia

Award Date: 17 Aug 2006

MA Bond University

Award Date: 5 Oct 2002

BA Monash University

Dip.Ed, Rusden, Victoria


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