Director of the French Language Program
Field: Second Language Acquisition, Applied Linguistics, Language and Culture
CHRISTINE SAGNIER (Doctorat de Sciences du Langage, Université de Besançon) is Director of the French Language Program and a specialist in Applied Linguistics and Second Language Acquisition. She is currently in charge of the undergraduate curriculum in French Language and Culture and responsible for the training and mentoring program for Assistants in Instruction.
Her research interests include human learning and cognition, psycholinguistics, sociocultural and sociocognitive theory, discourse analysis, multiliteracies and social semiotics. She has published articles in European research journals. Her book “Metacognition et Interactions en didactique des langues: perspectives sociocognitives” will be published by Peter Lang in 2013.
Publications and projects
Christine Sagnier is currently working on a new project titled: “Reading Images: Social Semiotics in the Foreign Language Classroom”.
Christine Sagnier teaches courses at different levels in the Program in French Language and Culture. She is particularly interested in designing an enriched curriculum fostering an intellectually driven approach to the learning of the language, culture and texts of the French-speaking world.
She has founded the intensive Summer Program in Aix-en-Provence, which allows students to immerse into the language and culture of France during the month of June and teaches a component of the program every year.
She also teaches a graduate seminar in Applied Linguistics and Second Language Acquisition, as well as FRE 215: "France Today: Culture, Politics and Society" and FRE 309: “Reading Images”, which is an introduction to semiotic theory and image analysis.