School of Languages, Linguistics and Film

Julie Betancourt Ricci, MSc in Language Teaching

Julie Betancourt

French Language Instructor

Telephone: +44 (0)20 7882 8334
Room Number: Arts One 140A
Office Hours: Tuesdays 10-11am & Thursdays 12-1 pm - Unavailable on Mondays and Fridays


I am a graduate of various universities in France and in the UK. I first studied In the university of Nice-Sophie Antipolis, where I obtained a DUT (Technological degree in 2 years) in Information and Communication (specialisation in Business communication), and where I then studied the first 2 years of a Licence LEA (Equivalent of a BA in Languages and Business) with English and Spanish), I spent the last year of this Licence as an Erasmus student in Edinburgh Napier University, Scotland, where I finally remained and obtained a BA Honours in European Business Languages (Spanish, English and Italian). After that I remained in Edinburgh and undertook an Msc in Language Teaching at the University of Edinburgh, which I obtained in 2009. My teaching experience has been extended to a wide range of learners, from professional adults to children, through GCSE, A-levels and university students. I have developed my academic career at Edinburgh Napier (as a French Lectrice from 2005 to 2009, and as a French instructor during the course of 2009), and at the Languages for All department of the University of Edinburgh (2009-2010). I have also worked as a French instructor in the Alliance Française of Nice, France, and I was an independent examiner for A-level speaking examinations in June 2011. I have been a French instructor at Queen Mary University of London since September 2011. I am currently sharing my teaching time between this institution and the City Literary Institute of London. Since June 2016, I have been voluntary working as the Vice President and Head of Internal Communication of the association Franco Débat UK, which is to promote French language and Francophone culture with students of French all over the UK, by creating a French debating championship.



Penman, C., Ricci, Julie. (2009) Reflections on the experience of a visually-impaired learner of French, Edinburgh Napier University Staff Conference: Enabling our Students to Become Effective Learners

Courses taught in 2016-2017  

  • French I - Listening
  • French I - Grammar
  • French II - Advanced Reading & Writing
  • Translation into French (FRE5200 & FRE4203)
  • French III - Stylistic Commentary (sem 2)
  • French III - Translation into French (sem 2)