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France Menard

Adjunct Instructor of French


Certified in the USA Emergency Substitute Teacher April 2019-June 2020

Certified in France to teach French, elementary through college level

DEA ès Lettres (Diplôme d’Etudes Approfondies) Post-Graduate Grammar and Literature Diploma    1990

CAPES (Certificat d’Aptitude au Professorat de l’Enseignement du Second Degré) French Grammar and Literature Teaching Diploma                             1987

CAP PEGC (Certificat d’Aptitude Pédagogique)
Secondary School Teaching Diploma                            1978

CAP (Certificat d’Aptitude Pédagogique) Elementary School Teaching Diploma


France has spent most of my life in Paris, where one of her hobbies is to wander along the river Seine. Studying at the Sorbonne was a great privilege she is still grateful for: it is the best setting to study the spoken French of the XIth century, the plays by Molière or the poems of Victor Hugo. She wrote on Charlot, the famous character created by Charlie Chaplin, and how torn he is between good and evil. She studied the rocky relationship between the French National Education system and the Theater. Over the past six years, she specialized in Education systems in Europe and students with special needs. She has taught students from 6 years old all the way up to adults, as well as teachers. She considers pedagogy and didactic methods her research topics. Nowadays, she writes poetry. Living in Washington State and working at WSU are a new adventure.

France Menard

Adjunct Instructor of French
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