Sylvain Pourciel
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Personal profile


Sylvain Pourciel teaches French language, culture and society. He started studying modern languages as an undergraduate student, then turned to linguistics for his Master's studies. He has taught French as a second language in China, France, Taiwan and Bulgaria. From an academic perspective, he researches vocabulary acquisition, processing and use. On the personal side, he likes to spend some time growing plants, taking care of his cats, and taking photos (sometimes of his plants and cats).

Administrative Posts

Academic advisor (September 2022-today)

Key Research Interests

Vocabulary processing

Vocabulary learning

Formulaic language

Second language acquisition

Vocabulary variation

Teaching Interests

French language at all levels

French society

French and francophone culture (media, cinema, music)

Second language acquisition

French for academic purposes

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 4 - Quality Education

Education/Academic qualification

Master of Research, University of Toulouse-Jean Jaurès

Award Date: 1 Jul 2013

Master of Teaching and Learning, University of Toulouse-Jean Jaurès

Award Date: 11 Sep 2011

Bachelor of Literature or Bachelor of Letters, University of Toulouse-Jean Jaurès

Award Date: 30 Jun 2007


  • Linguistics & Philology
  • Higher Education