Senior Lecturer in French
222 Dey Hall, CB #3170
Department of Romance Languages & Literatures
Chapel Hill, NC 27599
Senior Lecturer in French. Areas of research: Second Language Acquisition, Foreign Language Pedagogy, Reading in Foreign Language, French and Francophone culture. At UNC since 1989.
Ph.D. U of Texas-Austin, 1990
M.A. U of Texas-Austin, 1984
B.A. Brigham Young U, 1980
Areas of Research: Second Language Acquisition, Foreign Language Pedagogy, Reading in Foreign Language, French and Francophone culture
I received my M.A. in French Linguistics (1984) and Ph.D. in Romance Linguistics (1990) with specializations in applied linguistics, second language acquisition and pedagogy from the University of Texas at Austin. Since joining the faculty at UNC in 1989, I have taught, coordinated and developed materials for courses at all levels in French language, including Business French and Phonetics. My interest in students’ reading development in a foreign language has expanded into an integrated-skills approach to foster increased student command of structure and form in extended discourse contexts from intermediate to advanced level study. I work with the language coordinator in the orientation, training, course assignment and coordination of graduate teaching assistants who are responsible for teaching most of the courses in French language. I also work with the exchange lecturers who come each year from France to teach in the department. I have lived in France myself, on two occasions as an exchange lecturer teaching English at the Universities of Paris and Montpellier and several other years as Resident Director for the UNC Year-at-Montpellier study abroad program. Since 2004 I have been the Departmental Director for that and other study abroad programs in French. I have also acted as Faculty advisor to the French Honor Society, Pi Delta Phi, and continue to function in this capacity with the French House. During the summer, I coordinate the placement testing of incoming freshmen for French and Spanish.
4th semester French language textbook : Bonne continuation in its second edition.