Sylvain Blanche

Teaching Fellow


Of French nationality, I have been teaching French in Edinburgh, first at the French Institute in 2003 and then from 2005 at both Edinburgh Napier University (associate lecturer) and the University of Edinburgh (teaching fellow). I teach literature classes and translation from English into French, but I am specialised in Language at any level of the CEFR, from A1 to C2. Here, at the University of Edinburgh, I am the French 1A Language Course Organiser.

I also trained secondary school teachers from all over Europe. I have all the accreditations needed to assess French as a Foreign Language official exams (Delf/Dalf, TEF). 

I created and have been managing a cross-university writing competition in partnership with the French Institute and the Franco-Scottish Society (Edinburgh branch) since 2016. In 2017, my colleague Anne-Laure Brugnon and I created Babble - the DELC magazine in creative writing - at the University of Edinburgh.

I have been involved in several outreach activities, notably with the City of Edinburgh Council, and I am now the Widening Participation Officer for the French and Francophone Studies Section.

As a freelancer, I am the co-author of "Methode integrale - L'anglais des affaires" (Harrap's) and I have participated in the production of several books/textbooks/dictionaries/educational apps.


Postgraduate Certificates in Education both in France and the UK.

Teaching Fellow of the Higher Education Academy