Mr François Simon

Mr François Simon

Assistant Language Co-ordinator (French)

Language Centre

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About me

I have been involved in the field of French language teaching since 1999 and I have worked at LSE since 2006.

Before joining LSE I was involved in bilingual French/Arabic teaching in Cairo, Egypt; French language and culture promotion as the deputy director of the Alliance Française of Lusaka, Zambia and French teaching and course development in Cape Town, South Africa.

I am interested in the multidisciplinary approach of language teaching; the use of new technologies in teaching and learning processes and the development of project based teaching methods.

I also have a particular interest in Francophone Literature; Sociology; Geography and Queer Studies.


Language teaching; Applied linguistics; French for academic purposes; Intercultural communication studies; Francophone literature; Project based learning; French

About the Language Centre

The Language Centre here at the London School of Economics reflects the specialist nature of the School itself, namely, a world class institution where the quality of teaching and research is paramount.

LSE is not just a multi-national university but also a multi-lingual one.

We offer English for Academic Purposes programmes, undergraduate degree courses and a range of language options that you can take outside of your main degree programme. All programmes and courses relate language study and support to the fields of interest of social science students.

The Language Centre is part of LSE’s Academic and Professional Development Division.

About the Academic and Professional Development Division

The units in LSE’s Academic and Professional Development Division run degree programmes, courses and events; offer advice, opportunities and funding to advance the development of academic staff and students; and support the implementation of educational strategy and policy across the School.

LSE Educational Strategy Unit            

The School’s new Educational Strategy Unit has been established to support the communication of educational strategy, policy and practice at LSE and in particular to facilitate the implementation and progress of the LSE Education Strategy 2015-2020.       

LSE Language Centre            

The Language Centre provides language courses, language support and services to LSE undergraduate students, post-graduate students, research students, LSE alumni, LSE staff and external students.                                            

LSE LIFE            

LSE LIFE is the new academic, personal and professional development centre for undergraduate and taught master’s students, housed in bespoke space on the ground floor of the Library and offering hundreds of events, workshops and one to one sessions each term.                                


LSE’s flagship interdisciplinary course, LSE100: Thinking like a social scientist, introduces undergraduate students to the ways in which different disciplines analyse some of the major issues confronting contemporary societies.            

LSE Teaching and Learning Centre            

LSE’s Teaching and Learning Centre offers events, formal qualifications and a range of development and funding opportunities to academic staff and those with teaching roles across the School.