Annette Søndergaard Gregersen
1993 …2024

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Annette Søndergaard Gregersen is Senior associate lecturer at University College Copenhagen at the Faculty of Teacher Education in Denmark and has published on culture pedagogy in language teaching and learning in both a national, a transnational and global perspective with a focus on French as a foreign language in Denmark. Teaching areas are FLE and academic mobility. Empirical areas researched are the (inter)cultural dimensions of foreign language (French) teaching and learning and foreign language policies in Denmark.

In 1990 she was appointed as a consultant in French as a foreign language in the Danish Ministry of Education. From 1994-1998 she was the inspector in French as a Foreign language in the Danish Ministry of Education. In 1999 she started her ph.d studies at Roskilde University.

In 1999 she also started at Haslev College of Education as a lecturer in French as a foreign language, specializing in didactics and pedagogics. In 2001 she became a senior lecturer and was appointed Head of International Relations. She was also appointed Chairman of the board of acceptance of lecturer applications in French in teacher education in Denmark by the Ministry of Education and elected by colleagues as Chairman of the French Teaching Society for professors at Colleges of Education in Denmark. In 2001 she was also appointed for censorship in French, didactics and pedagogics by the Danish Ministry of Education.

Annette Søndergaard Gregersen has launched a number of investigations concerning teaching and learning abilities in intercultural communication in primary and lower secondary education in Denmark, with a special focus on French as a foreign language:

  • teachers’ point of view on the cultural dimension in the teaching of French and their expectations for the development of this dimension in a multicultural society
  • pupils’ point of view on the learning aspect in the cultural dimension and their expectations on the use of French and the cultural dimension in their further studies
  • projects on didactics in the teaching of foreign languages in teacher education
  • projects on internationalisation and cultural understanding in teacher education
  • international Comenius projects in a comparative aspect with focus on a) ICT, b) lifelong learning and c) local and global citizenship

Thus her research has often taken the form of collaboration with international research group of repute in teaching colleges at universities.


Annette Søndergaard Gregersen has published more than 100 articles and  several books, also peer reviewed in Danish and international magazines like “Sprogforum”, “Unge Pædagoger”, “Fransknyt” og “Sproglæreren”, “Synergies Pays Scandinaves”/Gerflint, Nordiques/, Paris, Choiseul and edited teaching materials for French as a foreign language, educational documents for the Ministry of Education for both lower secondary and secondary education as well as for teacher training education.


2024: Officier dans l’ordre des Palmes Académiques

2020--- Senior associate lecturer at University College Copenhagen, Faculty of Education and responsible for research and development in the language department in Teacher Education.

2008-2020 senior lecturer in French/FLE at teacher education, Zahle, also teaching international Erasmus primary teacher education students in international modules in English at University College Copenhagen

2008: Chevalier dans l’ordre des Palmes Académiques.

2007: Ph.d. in humanities from Roskilde University, Institute of Culture and Identity

2006: M.A. – master education in leadership and organisation from the Danish University School of Education

2003: M.A. – candidatus paedagogicae in general pedagogy from The Danish University of Education

2001-2010: Head of International Office at Haslev College of Education/University College Sealand, responsible for Erasmus exchanges and international applications, among others Comenius

2001: senior lecturer at Haslev College of Education, University College Sealand

1989: M.A. – candidatus in French language and culture from The Danish University of Education

Education/Academic qualification

ph.d.i kulturpædagogik, kulturdidaktik og internationalisering i fremmedsprog med særlig fokus på fransk, Roskilde University

Award Date: 1 Jan 2007

Master i ledelse og organisationsudvikling, Danmarks Pædagogiske Universitet

Award Date: 1 Jan 2006

Cand. Pæd. i almen pædagogik, Danmarks Pædagogiske Universitet

Award Date: 1 Jan 2003

Cand. Pæd. i fransk, DLH, nu DPU

Award Date: 1 Jan 1989


fagkonsulent i Grundtvig-programmet, Styrelsen for Internationalisering


lektor, University College Capital

2009 → …

lektor samt international konsulent, Haslev Seminarium


Ekstern ph.d.-studerende med undervisning, Roskilde University


Fagkonsulent i fransk, Undervisningsministeriet


Folkeskolelærer, Søndre Skole, Køge



  • intercultural relations
  • learning, educational science and teaching
  • information and communication technologies and e-learning
  • culture
  • research designs, theory and method
  • methodology
  • innovative teaching
  • professional identity
  • research methodology
  • schools, courses and institutions
  • children and youth
  • education, professions and jobs
  • humanities
  • professional bachelor programmes
  • curriculums


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