Bosler Hall Room 111
An applied linguist by training, my research and publications examine the various facets of the transition from the foreign language classroom to the immersion environment, with a focus on second language writing development. I have developed transdisciplinary curricular initiatives in the collegiate environment that range from short-term immersion experiences in language and sustainability issues in France, content-based education in fine arts in the world language requirement sequence, to peer tutor training in the multilingual writing center, and currently civic learning and engagement with multilingual local communities. More broadly, I seek to demystify the language learning experience to foster global competences and career-ready skills at home and abroad.
FREN 101 Elementary French
Complete first-year course. Intensive study of the fundamentals of French grammar, with special attention given to pronunciation and oral expression. Cultural readings in the context of language acquisition.
FREN 236 Intro to Cultural Analysis
An introduction to the practice of reading and writing about French and francophone themes in an analytical and contextualized way. This course considers how cultural production conveys ideologies, values and norms expressed in both historical and contemporary contexts. Normally offered as writing-intensive. Prerequisite: 230.
FREN 550 Independent Research