I have been teaching since 1992. I began at St. Andrew's High School in Charleston, SC (Charleston County public schools) where I taught for 4 years; was a graduate teaching assistant at IU-Bloomington for 4 years; was a Lecturer at the Université de Pau (France) for one year and at Clemson University for one year; and I have been at Furman since 2002.

My first study away experience was in Furman's program in Versailles. I spent an academic year in Paris while completing the Middlebury M.A. program in French, and another academic year in Pau while teaching in the exchange program of the Department of French and Italian at Indiana University.

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Elementary French I

Introduction to the sound system and grammatical structure necessary to develop listening, speaking, reading, and writing skills in French. An appreciation of French-speaking culture underlies the orientation of the course.


Intensive Elementary French

Designed to prepare students with some background in French for the first intermediate level course. One semester equivalent of the elementary sequence.


Elementary French II

Continuation of the skills (speaking, listening, reading, writing) developed in French 111, with increased emphasis on vocabulary expansion, idiomatic expression, and cultural differences. 4 credits.


Intermediate French I

Continuation of the development of proficiency in listening and speaking, while expanding the reading and writing skills using materials of a literary or cultural nature.


French Composition

Development of advanced writing skills in French with emphasis on advanced grammar structures, organization, idiomatic expressions, vocabulary building, and rhetorical strategies. A variety of sources are used to refine the ability to write in different genres for different occasions.


Intro to French Linguistics

A descriptive analysis of the French language from the smallest linguistic units to the largest units -- from sounds, words, and sentences to discourse. Topics include: the historical development of the French language, standard vs. non-standard French, language variation and sociological factors affecting language use.


General Linguistics

Introduction to the nature, structure, and functions of human language. Topics include: design features of language; phonology, morphology, and syntax; semantics; and language variability.

Every student is capable of learning a second language, and all students appreciate being challenged.

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