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Instructor of French
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University Hall 3120

Research and Teaching Interests: Second Language Acquisition, Foreign Language Pedagogy, Applied Linguistics, Translation, Medical French, Investigative journalism, Ecology.

Office Hours: By appointment

  • Master of Arts in French, the University of Tennessee, Knoxville
  • Pharmacy Degree, Université Lyon 1, France

William Buchwalter graduated from the University of Tennessee, Knoxville in 2023 where he earned his master’s degree in French with a focus on Second Language Acquisition and Pedagogical Action Research. He is a native of France and a former pharmacist who went back to school to study translation. This led him to study abroad as an exchange student―first in Japan, then in the United States, where he achieved a long-time dream and became an Instructor of French. His interests and concerns include translation and adaptation, localization, applied French linguistics, Japanese, video games, social justice, ecology, investigative journalism, cinéma d’auteur, and activist filmmaking. At UAB, he teaches beginner’s and intermediate French classes and Medical French; he is also in charge of the French Conversation Table and WLL’s Francophone Film Series.