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Mirjam Egli Cuenat: Coordinator

Surname: Egli Cuenat
First name: Mirjam
Address for correspondence: E-mail
Nationality: Switzerland

Affiliation with educational networks/associations

  • Forum Fremdsprachen Schweiz FFS (member)
  • VALS/ASLA Swiss Association for Applied Linguistics (member)
  • EDILIC (member)
  • SSG/SSL Swiss Linguistics Society (member)
  • PluriMobil Network (ECML), created during project (2010-2011)
  • Network of the International Office of the University of teacher training, St.Gallen, Switzerland (PHSG), via close collaboration with international officer B. Wolfer, associated member to PluriMobil (//www.phsg.ch/web/dienstleistungen/international.aspx)

Work information

Occupation or position currently held:
Co-director «  Institut Fachdidaktik Sprachen » (Institute of Language Didactics), University of Teacher Education St. Gallen / Lecturer in French linguistics for teachers
Independent consultant
Main activities and responsibilities:
  • Scientific responsibility for the implementation of a research and development department concerned with the needs of school practice and language policy at the « Institut Fachdidaktik Sprachen » of the University of Teacher Education St. Gallen (PHSG, co-director with Wilfrid Kuster).
  • Lecturer for initial training of secondary school teachers in French as a third language at the PHSG
  • Several further activities, in specific: 
ECML Graz: Project Coordinator PluriMobil
European Council, Language Policy Division, Strasbourg contribution to the Guide for the development and implementation of curricula for plurilingual and intercultural education, implementation.
Project Passepartout Fremdsprachen an der Volksschule, Switzerland : 
o contribution to the curriculum with French as L2 – English as L3 in a plurilingual perspective.
o consultant for the coordinated development of teaching manuals for French as L2 / English as L3 in a plurilingual and intercultural perspective.
Name of employer: Pädagogische Hochschule des Kantons St.Gallen
Country of employment: Switzerland

Languages of communication

Mother tongue: German/Swiss German dialect
Other languages: English, French, Italian, Spanish

Project experience

I have been cooperating with the Council of Europe's language institutions for several years and am accordingly familiar with their work. On a national and international level, I have coordinated several projects with very diverse partners, and am capable of handling diversity and the partner's strengths and weaknesses. I also have the necessary theoretical background, a broad curricular view (from primary to tertiary education), as well as the ability to plan, execute and finish projects; I enjoy communicating and feel at ease in an international context. 



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