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Christine Van Berten Sr Professorial Lecturer Department of World Languages and Cultures

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Christine van Berten teaches French and Francophone cultures, Literature and French language at university level in Europe and the United States for over 15 years. After a ten-year career as a Professor of Odontology and a scientist, she received a second Ph.D. in Applied Linguistics from the Sorbonne Nouvelle-Paris 3 (2010) and a M.A. in Linguistics and Francophone Studies from Paris 5-Descartes University (2004).
This dual focus informs her research and teaching. Her interests include teaching methodologies and technologies, curriculum design, educational sociolinguistics, language representation, bilingualism and language policy. Her writings have appeared in a variety of scholarly journals. She is working on a second book about the representation of the French language, students expectations and globalization. She joined American University in 2006.
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Spring 2022

  • FREN-123 French, Elementary II

  • FREN-436 Le Francais Commercial

Fall 2022

  • FREN-222 French, Intermediate I

  • FREN-222 French, Intermediate I

  • FREN-433 French Topics: Francais de la Diplomatie