Marie-Claire Patron


  • Faculty of Society and Design Bond University Gold Coast Queensland 4229


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Research interests

I have a background in education through teaching Latin Languages, especially French and Spanish, in Australia, France and Spain. I was an examiner for the British Association Examiners Board in Marbella, Spain. During my eight years in Spain, I had industrial experience in business, law, banking and the building industry using extensively my skills in Interpreting and Translation.

This is my 29th year at Bond University. My areas of expertise are in Intercultural Communication, World Languages, French and Spanish Language. I have coordinated the European languages since 1991.

I am an expert in French and Spanish Language teaching methodology, and have set up the Romance language departments at various educational institutions in Australia and Spain. I developed the French and Spanish Language courses at Bond, including exchange programs where students complete their Major degrees in France and in Spain. 

I am on the selection committee for the candidates who apply for an Internship at Austrade, in Paris.

I have published 7 books since 2007, the fourth, fifth and seventh, co-edited with Australian and International authors. The seventh co-edited volume was released in May, 2019.

Extracurricular activities include interpreting and translating for Law firms on the Gold Coast, as well as being an official interpreter with Migrant Services.

Education/Academic qualification

University of South Australia

Award Date: 17 Aug 2006

Award Date: 5 Oct 2002

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Coco Through the Looking Glass

Patron, M. C., 13 Apr 2018, 280 p. Bloomington : Balboa Press.

Bond University

Research output: Other contributionProfessionalpeer-review

  • Students' loneliness during cross-cultural adjustments

    Patron, M. C., 26 Jun 2015, Addressing loneliness: Coping, prevention and clinical interventions. Sha'ked, A. & Rokach, A. (eds.). New York: Routledge, p. 51-65 15 p.

    Bond University

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapterResearch

  • Loss and loneliness among international students

    Patron, M-C., 1 Jun 2014, In : Psychology Journal. 11, 1, p. 24-43 20 p.

    Bond University

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

  • Cross cultural double talk: Communication challenges within edu-tourism

    Patron, M. C., 2013, In : International Journal of Arts and Sciences. 6, 3, p. 213-228 16 p.

    Bond University

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

    Open Access
  • The legacy of the baby boomers or the French social system? Issues of equality and brain drain

    Patron, M-C., 2012, Rotterdam: Sense Publishers. 2013 p. (Bold visions in educational research; vol. v. 36)

    Bond University

    Research output: Book/ReportBookResearch