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Valérie Pruvost

Valérie Pruvost

Teaching Professor
Director of French Language Instruction
Dey Hall 223


Ph.D., Romance Languages, French, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, 2002

MA, French, Ohio University, 1998

MA, Université de Paris VII-Denis Diderot, Maîtrise d'Anglais: Civilisation et littérature américaine. 1996

BA, Université de Paris VII-Denis Diderot, Licence d'Anglais, Littérature Américaine, 1995

About Professor Pruvost

Valérie Pruvost is the Director of French Language Instruction (since 2018).

Valérie enjoys teaching all levels of French Language and French Culture/Conversation courses. Her other interests are in teaching French Grammar courses and teaching Medical/Healthcare in French. Her research and conference talks primarily focus on foreign language learning and pedagogy. Since 2004, she regularly coordinates courses in the Language Program: French for High Beginners [105] or Intermediate French I (or II) [203/204], as well as French Conversation I [255].

Valérie served as Faculty Advisor in the “Academic Advising Programs” from 2004-2019 on the Humanities, Fine Arts, and Social Sciences Division. She was the Representative of Institutes for Higher Education for the Foreign Language Association (“FLANC”) from 2021-2023. Since 2003 she has regularly served on numerous Departmental and University Committees (such as: the ROMS Technology and Innovation Committee, Faculty Council, the Faculty Executive Committee, the Faculty Honor System Advisory Committee, and the Advisory Committee).

Awards & Honors

National Academic Advising Association, “NACADA”, Outstanding Advising Award; Certificate of Merit recipient in the Faculty Advising category, 2012

Member of the “Frank Porter Graham Honor Society”, 2001.

Typical Courses

Language courses: FREN 105 French for High Beginners, FREN 203 Intermediate French I / FREN 204 Intermediate French II

Conversation/Culture courses: FREN 255 Conversation I, FREN 310 Conversation and Composition II, FREN 350 Current Societal Issues: France and Beyond

Grammar: FREN 300 French Composition and Grammar Review

Medical/Health: FREN 305 Healthcare in France and the Francophone World