Frances Cook

 +41 26 300 7908


Writing for Academic Purposes for BA_LET students; Advanced English Programme for BA_S1 students; Guided Autonomous Study for BA_S1 students; Oral Presentation Skills for University researchers and academic staff; Contemporary Topics- Spoken English B2-C2 (Open Course)


Online EFL Placement Test for Open English Courses; Oral Interviews for Open English Courses; Aptitude Test for BA_LET students


I joined the University of Fribourg in September 2015 as a language lecturer for the Language Centre as well as for the Department for Multilingualism. I am also a qualified primary and lower secondary teacher, with experience teaching in schools in Canada, Nepal and the Czech Republic. I obtained my Master of Arts in TEFL in 2003 at the University of British Columbia, where I also taught part-time for the English Language Institute. Subsequently, I moved on to teach Academic English for the Departments of English and American Studies at the University of Munich (LMU) for several years, followed by a seven year period  as an instructor for the Language Centre at the Sultan Qaboos University in Muscat, Oman. My broad areas of interest include needs’ analysis of students, perceptions on learning/teaching of both teachers and students, the flipped classroom, gender differences in learning and education, interdepartmental collaboration, test development, Project Based Learning, curriculum development and autonomous learning.  My duties at the University of Fribourg also include research and administrative tasks such as developing and monitoring the Online EFL Placement Test for Open English Courses, planning and invigilating the Aptitude Test for BA_LET students, and advising BA_S1 students on their programme of study.