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Teaching

Queen’s University (Kingston, ON):

Educational Research Grants: 

2018 – “How should we correct mistakes in the speech of foreign language learners?
Assessing the training of Undergraduate Teaching Assistants in effective feedback strategies.” ($3,000 Awarded)

The introductory course in the Department of French Studies uses fourth-year undergraduate teaching assistants (UTAs) to provide first-year students with speaking practice in small group tutorials.  In recent years, however, students have expressed dissatisfaction with the quality of feedback that they received on speaking from their UTA.  For this study, I will research the effectiveness of different strategies for providing feedback and train UTAs in practices supported by this literature.  I will then assess the effectiveness of this training on student perceptions of feedback they received from their UTA and determine if the feedback improved students’ speaking skills.

Presentations on Teaching: 

2018 – Showcase of Teaching and Learning at Queen’s University (Kingston, Ontario)
“Training, Mentoring, and Supervising Undergraduate TAs – The Case of FREN 499”

Awards:

W.J. Barnes Teaching Award for Teaching Excellence – Nomination – Fall 2017 -Literary and Cultural History of Québec and the Francophone World

W.J. Barnes Teaching Award for Teaching Excellence – Nomination – Winter 2017 – An Advanced Course in French-English Translation

W.J. Barnes Teaching Award for Teaching Excellence – Nomination – Fall 2016 – Literary and Cultural History of Québec and the Francophone World 

Courses: 

Travaux pratiques: Stylistique et traduction
French in Practice: An Advanced Course in French-English Translation 

Écrits de la francophonie: Introduction à la littérature caribéenne francophone
Francophone Writings: An Introduction to French Caribbean Literature

Histoire littéraire et culturelle de la francophonie et du Québec
The Literary and Cultural History of Québec and the Francophone World

Apprentissage et enseignement du français langue seconde
Second Language Acquisition Theory and Methods for Teaching French as a Second Language

Français intermédiaire
Intermediate French 

Vassar College (Poughkeepsie, NY):

Je me souviens: Imagining Québécois Nationalism in the 21st Century

Black Majesty: Fashioning the First King of Haiti

Advanced French Grammar and Composition

Intermediate French II

Elementary French I, II