Born in south of France, Perpignan, I am currently Assistant Professor of the Practice in French and serve as the French Language Program Director (LPD) at Vanderbilt University. Before earning my Ph.D. in Second Language Acquisition and Teaching (SLAT) at the University of Arizona, I taught French as a Foreign Language in K-12 in France and in the United States. My teaching experiences at multiple levels, from Elementary school up to college, had greatly sustained my reflection on the language learning process and contributed to improving my teaching skills.
My research interests focus on the implementation of innovative pedagogical frameworks supported by technological tools and authentic resources that reinforce students 21st century skills, foster new literacies including media productions and digital storytelling, and foster intercultural competence and social justice awareness. I am also interested in designing classroom activities around the representation and the production of the french language and culture in movies, documentaries, and social media platforms.
As an LPD, I am currently working on the development of a lower-level French curriculum grounded in Multiliteracies, further enhanced through the implementation of a Slow Teaching and Eco-pedagogy approaches.