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Soutien à l'apprentissage du français

Team

Project leaders

Zita De Koninck, is a Full professor (recently retired) in the Département de langues, linguistique et traduction, Faculté des lettres et des sciences humaines of Université Laval. Throughout her career in research and teaching, she has worked to promote the integration of allophone students in Quebec society. Her areas of specialization and expertise in the domain of second language pedagogy are language learning for academic purposes in multi-ethnic settings, acquisition of reading skills and vocabulary learning. She has offered seminars and courses related to these areas, and published numerous articles from her research. The project Rêver en français is a fulfillment of one of her dearest wishes which is to better support the learning of French among students enrolled in graduate studies.

Suzie Beaulieu is an associate professor in the Département de langues, linguistique et traduction, Faculté des lettres et des sciences humaines of Université Laval. She teaches courses in the undergraduate degree program of Teaching French as a second language and Certificate in French as a second language. She also offers seminars for graduate students in the second language teaching program. Her research interests and areas of expertise are the development of oral skills in French as a second language, form focused instruction and applied sociolinguistics. She obtained her PhD in Applied Linguistics from the University of Alberta in 2012.

Moderators

The workshops will be offered by students enrolled in the Bachelor's degree in teaching French as a second language (BEFLS) of Université Laval. These students receive a four-year training, during which they complete five practicums in the teaching of French. The students you will meet will be in the last years of their teaching degree. They will be accompanied by members of the Rêver en français team.

These accompanying members will ensure that the workshops meet the targeted needs. They will assist the moderators to organise and facilitate the workshops. The accompanying members do not act as supervisors; they rather have a supportive role.

Instructional designers

Javier Bejarano, has a bachelor’s degree in Modern Languages, a master’s degree in Applied Linguistics (Spanish as a Foreign language) and is currently enrolled as a doctoral student in Second Language Teaching at Université Laval. He teaches Spanish at the Centre de Loisirs Montcalm and also serves as teaching assistant in the Spanish grammar course at Université Laval. His area of interest is the teaching and learning of vocabulary.

Stéphanie Bouchard-Gervais is a master's degree student in Second Language Teaching at Université Laval and she holds a bachelor's degree in teaching English and Spanish as a second language. She is particularly interested in task-based language teaching and in the development of oral fluency of French as a second language learners.

Caterina Ciampi is a master's degree student in Second Language Teaching at Université Laval and holds a degree in Linguistics and Foreign Language Teaching. She teaches Italian as a foreign language online and is particularly interested in corrective feedback in distance language learning.

Carl Laberge is a master's degree student in Second Language Teaching at Université Laval. He holds a bachelor's degree in teaching French as a second language and he has facilitated workshops to support the learning of French for several years. He specializes in the development of listening comprehension in French as a second language.

Diana Osorio is enrolled in a master's degree in Second Language Teaching at Université Laval and  holds a bachelor's degree also in Second Language Teaching. She has facilitated French language workshops for adult immigrants for several years and she is particularly interested in the acquisition of second language vocabulary.

Roxane St-Hilaire is a student in the master's degree degree in Second Language Teaching at Université Laval. She holds a bachelor’s degree in French Studies - Language and Communication. She teaches French as a second language and has facilitated francisation workshops for many years. She is particularly interested in the social integration of allophone adult immigrants.

Other team members

Adeleh Mahdavi is a doctoral student in Second Language Teaching at Université Laval and holds a bachelor's degree in French literature and a master's degree in Second Language Teaching. She occasionally works as an interpreter of Persian language and Dari language at the Centre Multiethnique du Québec (CMQ). She specialises in the development of reading comprehension in French as a second language.

John Coffie Teye holds a bachelor’s degree in Second Language Teaching and is currently enrolled in the master’s degree in Second Language Teaching at Université Laval. He currently teaches English as a second language for the Montreal Language Studies Institute. His area of interest is the teaching and learning of writing in second language education. 

Alyssa Dupere is currently enrolled in the master’s degree in Second Language Teaching at Université Laval. She teaches French and English as second languages and currently teaches English writing skills courses at Université Laval. Her area of expertise is second language learners’ attitudes towards native and  non native second language teachers.

Isabelle Plante has studied in the Linguistics Department before and still is interested in French as a second language Learning and teaching, through knowledge and culture.  She participates to the project by taking part to weekend activities and helping workshops facilitators.

Émily St-Arnaud was enrolled in the Certificat d’aptitude à l’enseignement specialisé d’une langue seconde when she did her practicum with two groups of students registered in the Rêver en français workshops in the Fall 2017.

Alexandre Drouin was enrolled in the Baccalauréat en enseignement du français langue seconde when he did his practicum with three groups of students registered in the Rêver en français workshops in the Fall 2017.

Étienne Bernier was enrolled in the Certificat d’aptitude à l’enseignement specialisé d’une langue seconde when he did his practicum with two groups of students registered in the Rêver en français workshops in the Fall 2017.

Maude-Aurélye Sirois-Bruneau was enrolled in the Baccalauréat en enseignement du français langue seconde when she did her practicum with three groups of students registered in the Rêver en français workshops in the Winter 2018.

Justin Houde was enrolled in the Baccalauréat en enseignement du français langue seconde when he did his practicum with three groups of students registered in the Rêver en français workshops in the Winter 2018.

Colombe Lafontaine was enrolled in the Certificat d’aptitude à l’enseignement specialisé d’une langue seconde when she did her practicum with two groups of students registered in the Rêver en français workshops in the Winter 2018.

Caroline Lavoie was enrolled in the Certificat d’aptitude à l’enseignement specialisé d’une langue seconde when she did her practicum with two groups of students registered in the Rêver en français workshops in the Winter 2018.