Dr. François-Xavier Eygun, Full Professor, French

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Education:

BA (Collège de St. Boniface),MA (Calgary), PhD (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

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 1101 – Basic Practical French I; FREN 1102 – Basic Practical French II.

larry.steele@msvu.ca

About Dr. Larry Steele

Dr. Alexandra Tsedryk, Associate Professor, French

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Research Interests:

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

Courses taught in recent years:

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 3315 – Advanced Composition and Stylistics II; FREN 4451 – Development of Lexical Competence in FSL learners: theory and practice [directed study]; FREN 2214 – Intermediate Grammar and Composition I; FREN 2215 – Intermediate Grammar and Composition II; FREN 2201 – Practical French I; FREN 1101 – Basic Practical French I; FREN 1102 – Basic Practical French II.

alexandra.tsedryk@msvu.ca

About Dr. Alexandra Tsedryk

Dr. Juliette Valcke, Associate Professor, French, Department Chair

Research interests:

Medieval & Renaissance literature and theater, French and French-Canadian dialects 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

Professor Pamela Johanson, Language Lab Coordinator

Education:

B.A. French, German (Honours); B.Ed. French, German; M.A. French

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:

Office: Seton 317

pamela.johanson@msvu.ca

Phoebe Smith, Department Secretary

Contact Information:

(902)-457-6547

Office: Seton 533

phoebe.smith@msvu.ca

French Language Instructors:

Dr. Marina Davidson, Part-Time Lecturer, French

Education:

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, Part-Time Lecturer, French

Education:

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

Dipôme 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 Language Instructors:

Professor Grettel Bladizon-Soto, Part-Time Lecturer, Spanish

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Education:

BA in Sociology (Honours) (University of Costa Rica); Post-Bachelor in Rural Development (Laval University); MA in Culture and Spanish Language (Salamanca)

Courses taught in recent years:

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

grettel.baldizon-soto@msvu.ca

About Professor Grettel Baldizon-Soto

Professor Sylvia Catayud, Part-Time Lecturer, Spanish

Education:

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, Part-Time Lecturer, Spanish

Education:

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 Language Instructors:

Dr. Ping Lu, Part-Time Lecturer, Chinese

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Education:

BSc in Electronics (Shandong University of Broadcasting and Television, China); MEd in Teaching English as a Second Language (Saint Mary’s University); PhD in Comparative Study of Canadian Culture and Chinese Culture (Dalhousie University)

Courses taught in recent years:

CHIN 1101 – Beginning Mandarin Chinese I; CHIN 2288 – Introduction to Chinese Culture


Ping.Lu3@msvu.ca


Dr. Wen Ma, Part-Time Lecturer, Chinese

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Education:

BA in Child Studies (Carleton University); M.Ed in Educational Studies (Queen’s University); PhD in Educational Studies (Queen’s University)