Assistant Professor of French
Department of Romance Languages
479 Manoogian Hall
Areas of Expertise
Syntax, tense & aspect, non-standard French, foreign language teaching methodology, teaching of reading, teacher training & program administration
5305: Advanced Grammar & Stylistics
This course explores French grammar and stylistics through the careful examination of texts. In order to fine-tune knowledge of the language, we will look at the grammar of French in context in order to explore both the function and meaning of targeted structures. Class work will include reading and writing exercises, "traditional" grammar exercises and some translation.
5750: Theories of Second Language Aquisition
This course examines various theories, past and present, developed to explain the acquisition of second / foreign languages. Course objectives are the following: (1) investigate the multiple factors that influence language acquisition and understand the main phenomena common to most learners of a second language; (2) examine various theories that have been offered to explain the complex processes involved in learning a second language; (3) discuss the role of instruction in second language acquisition; (4) critically read and evaluate research on second language acquisition.
5850/7850: Foreign Language Instruction
Methods, approaches, techniques and activities for the teaching of foreign languages (the four skills, grammar, culture).
Dept. of Romance Languages & Literatures487 Manoogian HallWayne State UniversityDetroit, MI 48202
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Last Updated: 1/8/2003
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