Full-Time Faculty

Dr. François-Xavier Eygun, Full Professor, French

BA (Collège de Saint-Boniface), MA (University of Calgary), PhD (University of Manitoba)

Courses taught in recent years:

FREN 3314 – Advanced Composition and Stylistics I; FREN 3315 – Advanced Composition and Stylistics II; FREN 4403 – The French Novel; FREN 3307 – Poetry of France and French Canada; FREN 3397 – Civilization of France; FREN 2202 – Practical French II.

francois-xavier.eygun@msvu.ca

About Dr. François-Xavier Eygun

 

Dr. Larry Steele, Associate Professor, French

BA (University of British Columbia), MA (University of Manitoba), PhD (University of Manitoba)

Research Interests:

French-Canadian Novels (In particular, the Silent Revolution period in Quebec), Poetry, Songs.

Courses taught in recent years:

FREN 3322 – The Novel of French Canada; FREN 3312 – Acadian Language and Literature; FREN 3317 -The Francophone Song; FREN 2205 – Practical French III; FREN 2206 – Practical French IV; FREN 2214 – Intermediate Composition and Grammar I;FREN 2215 – Intermediate Composition and Grammar II ; FREN 1101 – Basic Practical French I; FREN 1102 – Basic Practical French II.

larry.steele@msvu.ca

About Dr. Larry Steele

 

Dr. Alexandra Tsedryk, Associate Professor & Chair, French

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BA, BEd (Minsk State Linguistic University), MA (Western University), PhD (Dalhousie University)

Research Interests:

French as a second language, paraphrasing competence, language acquisition and language pedagogy.

Courses taught in recent years:

FREN 3399 [Special Topics] : French Words: Description and Pedagogy;FREN 3324 – Written French for the Professional World ; FREN 3325 – Oral French for the Professional World; FREN 3371 – Structure and Variety in Contemporary French I: Phonetics; FREN 3314 – Advanced Composition and Stylistics I; FREN 3315 – Advanced Composition & Stylistics; FREN 4451 – Directed study [Development of Lexical Competence in FSL learners: theory and practice]; FREN 2214 – Intermediate Grammar and Composition I; FREN 2215 – Intermediate Grammar and Composition II;  Practical French (1101, 1102, 2201, 2202).

alexandra.tsedryk@msvu.ca

About Dr. Alexandra Tsedryk

 

Dr. Juliette Valcke, Associate Professor, French

BA (Université de Sherbrooke), MA (Université de Montréal), PhD (Université de Montréal)

Research Interests:

Medieval & Renaissance literature and theatre, French and French-Canadian dialects in literature, senses and synesthesia in literature.

Courses taught in recent years:

FREN 2253 – Introduction to French Literature I; FREN 2254 – Introduction to French Literature II; FREN 3310 – Francophone Women’s Writing; FREN 3313 – Literature for Children and Young Adults; FREN 3316 – French Drama; FREN 3321 – French Canadian Theatre; FREN 3398 – Focus on French Canada; FREN 1102 – Basic Practical French 2; FREN 2201 – Practical French I.

juliette.valcke@msvu.ca

About Dr. Juliette Valcke

 

Full-Time Staff

Nathalie Serrurier, Language Lab Supervisor

BA (Mount Saint Vincent University)

Courses taught in recent years:

Distance courses: FREN 1101 – Basic Practical French I; FREN 1102 – Basic Practical French II; FREN 2201- Practical French I; FREN 2202– Practical French II.

Contact Information:

(902) 457-6247

Office: Seton 333

nathalie.serrurier@msvu.ca

 

 

Phoebe Smith, Administrative Assistant

Contact Information:
(902)-457-6547

Office: Seton 561

phoebe.smith@msvu.ca

 

Part-Time Faculty

French

Dr. Marina Davidson

BA (Limoges, France); MA (Poitiers, France); PhD (Poitiers, France)

Courses taught in recent years:

FREN 1102- Basic Practical French II; FREN 2201- Practical French I; FREN 2202- Practical French II, HIST 2201- Medieval History.

marina.davidson@msvu.ca

About Dr. Marina Davidson

 

Professor Ghislaine Laguens-Eygun

BA in Applied Modern Languages (English and German) (Université de Paris X, France);

Diplôme de la Chambre de Commerce de Paris, France

Courses taught in recent years:

FREN 1101 – Basic Practical French I; FREN 1102 – Basic Practical French II; FREN 2201- Practical French I;

About Professor Ghislaine Laguens-Eygun

 

Spanish

Professor Sylvia Catayud

BA in English Literature (Honours) (UNAM-Mexico), MA in Lifelong Learning (MSVU), Post bachelor in Teaching Spanish as a Second Language (UNAM-Mexico)

Courses taught in recent years:

SPAN 1101 – Beginning Spanish I; SPAN 1102 – Beginning Spanish II

Professor Olivia Montalvo March

Olivia Montalvo March

MEd (Culture and Spanish Language, Salamanca, Spain)

Courses taught in recent years:

SPAN 1102 – Beginning Spanish II; SPAN 2201 – Intermediate Spanish I; SPAN 2202 – Intermediate Spanish II; SPAN 3301 – Advanced Conversation- Composition I; SPAN 3302 – Advanced Conversation- Composition II

olivia.montalvo.lagunes@msvu.ca

About Professor Olivia Montalvo March

 

Mandarin-Chinese

Dr. Jing Fu

MA and PhD (Applied linguistics and second language education, University of Toronto)

Courses taught in recent years:

CHIN 1101 Mandarin Chinese I

jing.fu5@msvu.ca