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 various European research journals. Her first book “Métacognition et Interactions en didactique des langues: perspectives sociocognitives” was published by Peter Lang in 2013.
She has recently contributed to a volume titled “Multiliteracies in World Language Education”, published by Routledge in 2015 and is currently working on a book project on visual communication and multimodal discourse analysis.
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.
In the undergraduate program, she has created and teaches courses related to her field of research, such as FRE 215: "France Today: Culture, Politics and Society" and FRE 309: “Reading Images”, which is an introduction to semiotic theory and image analysis. She will start teaching a new course FRE 319: “Language, Power and Identity”, an introduction to language in society, exploring debates linked to language, culture, diversity and identity in the spring of 2016. She also teaches a graduate seminar in Applied Linguistics and Second Language Acquisition.
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.