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Sandrine HopeVisiting Assistant Professor of French
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Research and Teaching Interests: French culture and literature, Francophone culture and literature, the foreigner, Julia Kristeva (theories and novels), Teacher Development, Creative Writing.

Office Hours: By appointment

  • B.A. University of Alabama, Interdisciplinary studies: focus on creative writing
  • M.A. University of Alabama, Romance Languages: French
  • PhD, University of Alabama, Romance Languages: French Literature

Having lived in France my whole life, moving to Alabama was a bit of a shock, culturally. However, I quickly adapted and through my various degrees at the University of Alabama became a strong fan of its sports, particularly football.

My transition to the US happened when communicative language classes didn't exist and the only way to develop proficiency in a language was to immerse one self in a country that spoke that language. Therefore despite many 6 years of learning English and 4 of learning Spanish, my levels were that of a novice learner. To change that, I studied in Malaga (Spain) for an academic year and followed it with a full year in the US, namely in Alabama. That immersion worked and that is what I try to reproduce in my classroom.