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Sarah Jourdain

Director of the Foreign Language Teacher Preparation Program at Stony Brook University & Assistant Prof. of French and Pedagogy

Ph.D. Indiana University, 1996

Specialization:  Pedagogy and French Linguistics

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Professor Jourdain is active in many local, regional, national and international language teaching associations including LILT, NYSAFLT, AATF & ACTFL where she regularly gives presentations.  At Stony Brook, she teaches courses such as Methods & Materials of Foreign Language Teaching, Curriculum Development, Foreign Language Acquisition Research, and all levels of French.


Jourdain, S. & Scullen, M.E.  2002.  "A Pedagogical Norm for Circumlocution in French." In S. Gass, K. Bardovi-Harlig, S. Magnan & J. Walz (Eds.), Pedagogical Norms for Second and Foreign Language Learning and Teaching. Amsterdam: John Benjamins.                    

Valdman, A., Pons, C., Scullen, M.E. & Jourdain, S. 2002.  Chez Nous: Branchť sur le monde francophone, 2nd Ed.  NJ: Prentice Hall.

Jourdain, Sarah.  2000.  "A Native-Like Ability to Circumlocute."  The Modern Language Journal, 84(ii): 185-195.

Jourdain, Sarah.  1998.  "Building Connections to Culture: A Student-Centered Approach." Foreign Language Annals, 31(3): 439-450.

Jourdain, S. & Schuler, M.  1998.   Morte la bÍte noire:  Two techniques for teaching the French /R/.  The French Review, 72(2): 216-228.

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