Christiane Dumont

Department of French Studies

Associate Lecturer

Office: Ross Building, N720
Phone: (416)736-2100 Ext: 30182
Emailcdumont@yorku.ca

I have been exploring Experiential Education for a decade now, looking for more effective learning approaches. In doing so, my students and I have been able to collaborate with various organizations here and abroad (ex. France, Haiti).

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Overall, my professional contribution shows a strong interest for both teaching-learning innovation and a desire to bring the French world communities to the students. Helping learners of French appreciate the cultural diversity of the Francophone world is at the center of my preoccupations. As a result, most of my endeavors over the last 10 years have been in the area of collaborative active learning and technology-enhanced learning of less-commonly taught cultures, which finally led me to explore Experiential Education. Furthermore, my experience as workshop facilitator with the York U. Center for the Support of Teaching and with language colleagues in both French Studies and DLLL have encouraged me to explore opportunities for faculty training.

PROFESSIONAL REPORTS
  • Summer Study Abroad Programme in French Studies (AP/FR 3089 6.0), 2014
  • The MOSAIC Project – A community engagement program for students of French in LA&PS. Technical report on the Feasibility of Experiential Education in Language Courses, 2010
CONFERENCE PAPERS
  • Learning Language Through Community Service: Why Bother? International Conference on Language Learning, (IAFOR), January 8-11, 2016, Honolulu, Hawaii, USA.
  • Evaluer l’apprentissage du FLE dans le cadre d’une pédagogie par l’intervention communautaire, Colloque international Apprendre les langues à l’université au 21e siècle (DILTEC, Sorbonne Universités), June 10, 2011, Paris, France.
  • Apprentissage du FLS/E par le biais de l’intervention communautaire, Innovative Approaches to Second Language Teaching (IASLT, Univ. Of Western Ontario), April 8, 2011, London, Ontario.
  • Une approche actionnelle pour découvrir et étudier les cultures créoles par le biais des technologies, 21st conference of Conseil International d’Etudes Francophones (CIEF), July 2nd 2007, Cayenne (French Guyana) France.
Other
  • Brown Bag Lunch presentation – Community Service Language Learning: What is it? How does it work? November 5, 2010, Department of French Studies, LA&PS, York U.
SUMMARY OF TEACHING
Most of my teaching career has been in the field of Language and Culture, with a focus on intercultural effectiveness and oral communication over the most recent years.

A strong interest and personal research in French popular music made it possible for me to supervise students in 3 independent reading courses relating to that field.

Courses taught more recently:

  • AP/FR 4090 - Techniques of communication
  • AP/FR 3089 - Intensive Summer Study Abroad
  • AP/FR 2082, 3082 - oral communication in French
SERVICE TO YORK UNIVERSITY
  • 2014-2015 Interim Undergraduate Program Director, French, LA&PS, York U
  • 2013-2015 Academic Coordinator Multimedia Language Center, LA&PS
  • 2011-2015 Experiential Education Representative to Associate Dean Teaching/Learning
  • 2009-2015 Teaching/Learning Committee Chair and representative to Associate Dean Teaching/Learning
  • 2007-2009 Undergraduate Program Director, French, Arts, York U.
COLLEGE AFFILIATION
Founders College Fellow

Area of Specialization

French Studies

Degrees

Professional Master's Degree, Advanced Level, Second Language Pedagogy (didactique des langues-cultures), Université Blaise Pascal, 2010
Master's Degree, FSL French Semantics, University of Western Ontario, 1985
Master's Degree, ESL English Phonetics, Université de Provence, 1982
Honors BA, Translation, School of Translation Glendon College, York University, 1987
Honors BA, ESL, Université de Provence, 1981

Professional Leadership

  • Experiential Education projects – AP/FR 2082 3.0, 3082 3.0, and AP/FR 4090 6.0 A community service learning approach to learning French - Partnerships with various French community organizations locally and internationally.
  • Intensive Summer Study-Abroad Program – AP/FR 3089 6.0 - Designed and taught the first editions of this 6 week-course incl. 4 weeks in France – Tandem (2012) and Solo (2013, 2014) teaching.
  • DLLL/DFS Language Task Force on eLearning - Initiated collaboration to reflect on and plan the eLearning needs of language departments at York (2011-2014).
  • Blended-Learning International Collaboration – AP/FR 3082A 3.0
  • eTandem with Université de Bordeaux School of Engineering ESL students.

Community Contributions

PUBLIC APPEARANCES
  • Nov.22, 2013 Le français est-il soluble dans le XXIe siècle? Moderator for panel discussion with Gisèle Quenneville (TFO), Danielle Turcote (OQLF), Christian Marjollet (York U.) – Alliance française de Toronto.
  • Oct. 18, 2013 Perspectives sur les études créoles, paper presented at Carrefour Créole, a panel organized by FKZO during International Creole month.
SERVICE TO THE COMMUNITY
  • 2005-current Partnerships with La Maison, women'shelter (Toronto), RENAPROTS (Haiti), Pierspective Entraide Humanitaire (Toronto) to support community projects.
  • 1994-current Volunteer - communication officer / translator - various Creole artists
  • 2012 - 2015 Volunteer - Festival Konpa Zouk Ontario.
  • 2005 – 2012 Secretary and treasurer – International Organization of Creole People.

Research Interests

French , Culture and Cultural Studies , Experiential Education, Blended Learning, Intercultural and Oral Communication

All Publications

Journal Articles

Petit clin d’oeil de Toronto, article published in Mois du créole à Montréal official publication, October, 2005.

Conference Proceedings

Libertalia revisited: a technology-enhanced learning pilot study UNTELE (Usage des Nouvelles Technologies dans l'Enseignement des Langues Etrangères), March 24th , 2005 (published in Conference Proceedings).

Multiculturalisme et enseignement des langues étrangères : une leçon de tolérance at 19th Annual Conference, International Association Language and Economy, October 8th , 1993 (published in Conference Proceedings)

Teaching business culture: the case of the IMBA at York University at EMU Conference on Languages for World Business, 1991(published in Conference Proceedings)

Approach To Teaching

Most of my teaching career has been in the field of Language and Culture, with a focus on intercultural effectiveness and oral communication over the most recent years. I have also taught courses on the French business culture. A strong interest and personal research in French popular music made it possible for me to supervise students in 3 independent reading courses relating to that field. Courses taught more recently: AP/FR 4090 - Techniques of communication AP/FR 3089 - Intensive Summer Study Abroad AP/FR 2082, 3082 - oral communication in French

Current Courses

TermCourse NumberSectionTitleType 
Summer 2017 AP/FR2082 3.0  Oral Communication in French BLEN  

Upcoming Courses

TermCourse NumberSectionTitleType 
Fall/Winter 2017-2018 AP/FR4090 6.0  Language and Techniques of Communication LGCL  


I have been exploring Experiential Education for a decade now, looking for more effective learning approaches. In doing so, my students and I have been able to collaborate with various organizations here and abroad (ex. France, Haiti).


Overall, my professional contribution shows a strong interest for both teaching-learning innovation and a desire to bring the French world communities to the students. Helping learners of French appreciate the cultural diversity of the Francophone world is at the center of my preoccupations. As a result, most of my endeavors over the last 10 years have been in the area of collaborative active learning and technology-enhanced learning of less-commonly taught cultures, which finally led me to explore Experiential Education. Furthermore, my experience as workshop facilitator with the York U. Center for the Support of Teaching and with language colleagues in both French Studies and DLLL have encouraged me to explore opportunities for faculty training.

PROFESSIONAL REPORTS

  • Summer Study Abroad Programme in French Studies (AP/FR 3089 6.0), 2014
  • The MOSAIC Project – A community engagement program for students of French in LA&PS. Technical report on the Feasibility of Experiential Education in Language Courses, 2010
CONFERENCE PAPERS
  • Learning Language Through Community Service: Why Bother? International Conference on Language Learning, (IAFOR), January 8-11, 2016, Honolulu, Hawaii, USA.
  • Evaluer l’apprentissage du FLE dans le cadre d’une pédagogie par l’intervention communautaire, Colloque international Apprendre les langues à l’université au 21e siècle (DILTEC, Sorbonne Universités), June 10, 2011, Paris, France.
  • Apprentissage du FLS/E par le biais de l’intervention communautaire, Innovative Approaches to Second Language Teaching (IASLT, Univ. Of Western Ontario), April 8, 2011, London, Ontario.
  • Une approche actionnelle pour découvrir et étudier les cultures créoles par le biais des technologies, 21st conference of Conseil International d’Etudes Francophones (CIEF), July 2nd 2007, Cayenne (French Guyana) France.
Other
  • Brown Bag Lunch presentation – Community Service Language Learning: What is it? How does it work? November 5, 2010, Department of French Studies, LA&PS, York U.
SUMMARY OF TEACHING
Most of my teaching career has been in the field of Language and Culture, with a focus on intercultural effectiveness and oral communication over the most recent years.

A strong interest and personal research in French popular music made it possible for me to supervise students in 3 independent reading courses relating to that field.

Courses taught more recently:

  • AP/FR 4090 - Techniques of communication
  • AP/FR 3089 - Intensive Summer Study Abroad
  • AP/FR 2082, 3082 - oral communication in French
SERVICE TO YORK UNIVERSITY
  • 2014-2015 Interim Undergraduate Program Director, French, LA&PS, York U
  • 2013-2015 Academic Coordinator Multimedia Language Center, LA&PS
  • 2011-2015 Experiential Education Representative to Associate Dean Teaching/Learning
  • 2009-2015 Teaching/Learning Committee Chair and representative to Associate Dean Teaching/Learning
  • 2007-2009 Undergraduate Program Director, French, Arts, York U.
COLLEGE AFFILIATION
Founders College Fellow

Area of Specialization

French Studies

Degrees

Professional Master's Degree, Advanced Level, Second Language Pedagogy (didactique des langues-cultures), Université Blaise Pascal, 2010
Master's Degree, FSL French Semantics, University of Western Ontario, 1985
Master's Degree, ESL English Phonetics, Université de Provence, 1982
Honors BA, Translation, School of Translation Glendon College, York University, 1987
Honors BA, ESL, Université de Provence, 1981

Professional Leadership

  • Experiential Education projects – AP/FR 2082 3.0, 3082 3.0, and AP/FR 4090 6.0 A community service learning approach to learning French - Partnerships with various French community organizations locally and internationally.
  • Intensive Summer Study-Abroad Program – AP/FR 3089 6.0 - Designed and taught the first editions of this 6 week-course incl. 4 weeks in France – Tandem (2012) and Solo (2013, 2014) teaching.
  • DLLL/DFS Language Task Force on eLearning - Initiated collaboration to reflect on and plan the eLearning needs of language departments at York (2011-2014).
  • Blended-Learning International Collaboration – AP/FR 3082A 3.0
  • eTandem with Université de Bordeaux School of Engineering ESL students.

Community Contributions

PUBLIC APPEARANCES
  • Nov.22, 2013 Le français est-il soluble dans le XXIe siècle? Moderator for panel discussion with Gisèle Quenneville (TFO), Danielle Turcote (OQLF), Christian Marjollet (York U.) – Alliance française de Toronto.
  • Oct. 18, 2013 Perspectives sur les études créoles, paper presented at Carrefour Créole, a panel organized by FKZO during International Creole month.
SERVICE TO THE COMMUNITY
  • 2005-current Partnerships with La Maison, women'shelter (Toronto), RENAPROTS (Haiti), Pierspective Entraide Humanitaire (Toronto) to support community projects.
  • 1994-current Volunteer - communication officer / translator - various Creole artists
  • 2012 - 2015 Volunteer - Festival Konpa Zouk Ontario.
  • 2005 – 2012 Secretary and treasurer – International Organization of Creole People.

Research Interests:

French , Culture and Cultural Studies , Experiential Education, Blended Learning, Intercultural and Oral Communication

All Publications

Journal Articles

Petit clin d’oeil de Toronto, article published in Mois du créole à Montréal official publication, October, 2005.

Conference Proceedings

Libertalia revisited: a technology-enhanced learning pilot study UNTELE (Usage des Nouvelles Technologies dans l'Enseignement des Langues Etrangères), March 24th , 2005 (published in Conference Proceedings).

Multiculturalisme et enseignement des langues étrangères : une leçon de tolérance at 19th Annual Conference, International Association Language and Economy, October 8th , 1993 (published in Conference Proceedings)

Teaching business culture: the case of the IMBA at York University at EMU Conference on Languages for World Business, 1991(published in Conference Proceedings)


Teaching:

Approach To Teaching
Most of my teaching career has been in the field of Language and Culture, with a focus on intercultural effectiveness and oral communication over the most recent years. I have also taught courses on the French business culture. A strong interest and personal research in French popular music made it possible for me to supervise students in 3 independent reading courses relating to that field. Courses taught more recently: AP/FR 4090 - Techniques of communication AP/FR 3089 - Intensive Summer Study Abroad AP/FR 2082, 3082 - oral communication in French


Current Courses

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TermCourse NumberSectionTitleType 
Summer 2017 AP/FR2082 3.0  Oral Communication in French BLEN  

Upcoming Courses

TermCourse NumberSectionTitleType 
Fall/Winter 2017-2018 AP/FR4090 6.0  Language and Techniques of Communication LGCL