Rodica Bratu

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Dr. Rodica Bratu
Adjunct Professor of French

Office: FH107
Phone: (780) 479-9374
Email: rodica.bratu@concordia.ab.ca

EDUCATION

Ph.D., 2002, French, University of Alberta

B.Ed./AD (Hon), 1984, University of Alberta

MA, Linguistics, 1970, University of Bucharest

TEACHING EXPERIENCE

Concordia University of Edmonton

  • French 101, Beginners' French I
  • French 102, Beginners' French II
  • French 203, Intermediate French
  • French 300, Introduction to French Canadian Literature
  • French 303, Twentieth-Century Francophone Literature
  • French 312, French Literature from the Eighteenth Century to the Mid-Twentieth Century                         
  • French 372, French Phonetics
  • French 390, Introduction to Children's Literature in French 
  • French 491, Advanced French Literary Studies, a capstone course
  • French 492, Advanced French Literary Studies, a capstone course
  • French 494, Advanced French Literary Studies, a capstone course

University of Alberta, Modern Languages and Cultural Studies

  • French 150, First Year University French
  • French 200, Intermediate French
  • French 252, Reading and Writing in French
  • French 301, Introduction to French Literary Studies

University of Alberta, Campus Saint-Jean

  • Français 322, Pratique de la dissertation
  • Linguistique 200, Introduction à l’étude du langage
  • Linguistique romane 321, Linguistique française
  • Linguistique romane 420, Linguistique française: phonétique et morphophonologie

University of Alberta, Secondary Education

  • EDSE 368, Curriculum and Teaching for Secondary School Second Language Minors

Public Service Commission of Canada

  • Intermediate and Advanced FRENCH courses to lawyers and secretarial staff.

Edmonton Catholic and Public Schools

  •  French as a Second Language and French Immersion courses at the elementary, intermediate and secondary levels.

My research interests include French Phonetics and PhonologySecond/Foreign Language AcquisitionTeaching with Digital TechnologiesDeveloping Cogito French Curriculum 1-12 (EPS), Formative and Summative Evaluation – French (DELF & IB-French 30 Diploma Exam), BilingualismDialectologySociolinguistic.

RESEARCH EXPERIENCE

Edmonton Public Schools

  • developing French as a Second Language – COGITO curriculum.

University of Alberta, Secondary Education

  • Action Research Project on the methodology of teaching French.

University of Alberta, Romance Languages

  • electronic elaboration of a Romance linguistic bibliography;
  • acoustic and spectrographic analysis of English and French sounds.

Academy of Romania – Bucharest, Institute of Ethnological and Dialectal Research, Section of Phonetics and Structural Linguistic

  • to describe the phonetics and the phonology of an old Romanian dialect;
  • to participate in the elaboration of the Romanian Phonetic Anthology;
  • to collect linguistic data from Megleno-Romanians established in Chojnow, Legnica, Poland.

SELECTIVE COMMUNICATIONS and PUBLICATIONS

  • Tradition and New Technologies in Assessing French as a Second Language Knowledge and Skills. ISLC Conference 2006.
  • L’impact des Nouvelles Technologies sur la lecture en langue seconde. Annual Greater Edmonton Teachers’ Convention 2005.
  • L’enseignement informatisé de la prononciation et ses répercussions sur l’apprentissage de nouveaux sons du français standard   chez les apprenants anglophones. (2002). In Contribution des nouvelles technologies à la francophonie. Collectif issu du 3eForum multimédia sous la direction de Hélène Knoerr et Alysse Weinberg. Université d’/University of Ottawa. Ottawa : Nora Medialangue.

PROFESSIONAL QUALIFICATIONS

  • Québec – Letter of Eligibility
  • Alberta Education Permanent Professional
  • Attestation d’habilitation correcteur DELF-DALF, Centre international d’études pédagogiques, Sèvre, France
  • International Baccalaureate Organization – French Examiner
  • Group Leader of Stratford Canadian Heritage Tour 2007 and Stratford England – France Tour 2009.

PROFESSIONAL MEMBERSHIP

  • Association Canadienne des Professeurs en Immersion, ACPI
  • Canadian Association of Second Language Teachers, CASLT/ASPLS
  • Conseil International d’Études Francophones, CIEF

HOBBIES

  • Gardening
  • Traveling

 

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