Dr. Catherine Black
- Associate Professor
- Department of French
Office: WMC 1624
**FREN 217: Anytime my door is open
Future courses may be subject to change.
Dr. Catherine Black is an Associate Professor of French. Prior to coming to Simon Fraser University in 2009, she taught at other Canadian universities for thirty years. She has been awarded multiple teaching awards and one Leadership in Teaching Award from the Government of Ontario. Since she specializes in language pedagogy, she has advised new and senior colleagues, TAs and MA and PhD students on course design, and innovative teaching techniques. In recent years, her research has shifted more towards L2 language learner motivation. She has co-authored several textbooks with her colleague Louise Chaput.
- DEUG (English and American Literature), Grenoble University
- MA (French Medieval Literature), University of Waterloo, ON.
- PhD in Linguistics (Language didactics) Laval University, QC
- Innovative Teaching Approaches
- L2 Language Learner Motivation
- Drama and Teaching Languages
2016 Invitation à écrire, 2nd edition, Volumes 1 and 2, Toronto:
Canadian Scholars’ Press,. 278 pages.
2011 Découverte et Communication, 2nd edition Toronto :
Canadian Scholars’ Press Inc., 148 pages.
2010 The Dynamic Classroom: Engaging Students in Higher
Education, Madison, WI: Atwood Publishing, . 196 pages.
CHAPTERS IN BOOKS:
2013 “Motivation: A Key Factor in L2 Teaching and Learning, in J.W. Schwieter (Ed),"Studies and Global Perspectives of second language teaching and learning.> in Research in Second Language Learning , Ed. by J. Hammadou-Sullivan pp. 249-311
2013 “Research, write and produce a magazine, newsletter, or other publication” in 147 Tips for Using Experiential Learning,
W. Timpson, J.M. Foley, N. Kees and A. M. Waite (Eds), Madison, WI: Atwood Publishing. p. 108
2016 Black. C., La place de l’art dramatique dans un cours de français orale de 2e année universitaire.
The Canadian Modern Language Review, Vol. 72, 4 Nov. 2016 (in press)
2012 Black, C. & Ritchie, M., Public Internet Forums: Can They Enhance Argumentative Writing Skills of Second Language Learners? accepted for publication in Foreign Annals, 2012.
2012 Black, C. & Dias, M., La motivation à l'écrit : les manuels sont-ils des vecteurs nécessaires? accepted for publication in
Synergies Canada, Vol. 3.
2010 Black, C. & Sloutsky L., Évolution du verlan, marqueur social et identitaire, comme vu dans les films : La Haine (1995) et
L’Esquive (2004). Synergies Canada, Vol. 2.
"Even Trail Blazers Need motivation" presented at SAIT Annual teaching Conference in Calgary, May 2012.
AWARDS AND HONOURS
2014 Simon Fraser University, Nomination for Teaching Excellence
2011 Academic Achievement Award for UW Alumni
2007 Government of Ontario, Leadership in Faculty Teaching Award, (LIFT)
2006 Wilfrid Laurier University, Award of Teaching Excellence
2006 Merit Award, Wilfrid Laurier University
2002 Wilfrid Laurier University, Nomination for the Faculty of Arts Teaching Scholar
2002 Merit Award, Wilfrid Laurier University
2001 Wilfrid Laurier University, Nomination for Award of Teaching Excellence
1998 Merit Award, Wilfrid Laurier University
1994 University of Waterloo, Distinguished Teacher Award