Anne-France Beaufils

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Education, E-learning, Foreign Language Learning, Didactics


 Anne-France Beaufils was born in 1965 in Paris, France and lived in Geneva, Switzerland, for 3 years, where she worked for the International Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies League.

She holds a PhD in Languages and Cultures Didactics from the Université de La Sorbonne Nouvelle, Paris, France (2007).

She has been teaching foreign languages in various Portuguese universities since 1998. At present, she is an Assistant Professor at Universidade Católica Portuguesa, Lisboa, Portugal, where she has taught French Language, French Culture and Technical Translation. She is member of the Research Centre For Communication and Culture (CECC), Lisboa, Portugal.

She is also founder and director of the Portuguese professional language institute AFB Línguas. She has created French and Portuguese for Foreigners online interactive learning programmes.

Her research areas are adult education, language teaching and e-learning. Her recent studies have been focused on collaborative and interclasses activities in foreign language classes.

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

PhD, Languages and Cultures Didactics, Université Sorbonne Nouvelle - Paris 3

1 Sept 200127 Sept 2007

Award Date: 27 Sept 2007


  • L Education (General)
  • Adult Education
  • Language needs identification


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