Upcoming! Ce qui se passe en cours 3 (3/23/21): Engaging Language Learners Online

Join us for an informal conversation about French-language teaching, where we hope to connect French-language faculty across CUNY campuses!

Third meeting topic title: Engaging Language Learners Online
On: Tuesday, March 23rd, 2021, at 2:00 PM.
Facilitated by: Jeanne-Rachel Leroux, Lecturer and French Program Coordinator at the College of Staten Island.
Topic description: We will be sharing tips and discussing ways to ensure active participants in our online language classes. There is no prep necessary, just come as the wonderful French-language faculty that you are!

Looking forward to our discussion, merci à tous et à toutes !

To receive the Zoom link to join the discussion on Tuesday, March 23, 2021, please RSVP here.

Jeanne-Rachel Leroux (College of Staten Island)

I am Lecturer and French Program Coordinator at the College of Staten Island. I hold a Master’s degree in second-language acquisition (“didactique des langues et des cultures”) at INALCO. I started teaching French as a Foreign Language in 2010 and I have taught French in high school, language school and at the college-level. I am most interested in inovative language pedagogy such as teaching a foreign language through theatre, or the use of telecollaborative practices in the foreign language classroom. I am very new at CUNY since I started teaching at CSI in 2018, and I look forward to getting to know more French-language faculty through this initiative!

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