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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.

Maude-Amélie Marchand
is a master’s degree student in Second Language Teaching at Université Laval. She graduated in French as a Second language teaching. She teaches French as a language of instruction (francization) in primary schools but is also experienced with the francization of adults and teenagers. She specializes in the development of reading in French as a language of instruction.

Paola Llorente 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 taught Spanish and French for several years and she is particularly interested in second language teaching, flipped classroom and emerging technologies.

Hongqian He
is a master’s degree student in Second Language Teaching at Université Laval. He holds a bachelor’s degree in French language et literature. He is particularly interested in language attitudes toward accents.

Meng Liu is a master's degree student in Second Language Teaching at Université Laval and holds a bachelor's degree in French Second Language. She is particularly interested in foreign language teaching for adult beginners and in the intercultural competence.

Other team members

We would like to thank Adelehsadat Mahdavi, John Coffie Teye and Alyssa Dupere, graduate students, for their involvement at the beginning of the project. Their collaboration has been very helpful.

We would also like to thank every student teacher from the BEFLS and the CAESLS programs for their participation in the Dream in French project.

  • Émily St-Arnaud
  • Alexandre Drouin
  • Étienne Bernier
  • Maude-Aurélye Sirois-Bruneau
  • Justin Houde
  • Colombe Lafontaine
  • Caroline Lavoie
  • Allison Gagné
  • Édouard Mireault
  • Monia Bédard
  • Andrée-Anne Veilleux
  • Dominique Brochu