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College of Liberal Art & Sciences » Classical and Modern Languages, Literatures, and Cultures » Faculty
Kate Paesani
Kate Paesani, Associate Professor
467 Manoogian
Research Area
Foreign Language Pedagogy, Literacy
(313) 577-6243

Associate Professor, French
Director, Basic French Courses
French, Italian & Classics Advisor, MALL Program

Ph.D., 2001, French Linguistics, Indiana University
M.A., 1992, French Linguistics, Indiana University
B.A., 1990, French, University of Connecticut

Selected Publications

(In press) A sociocultural approach to foreign language teacher professionalization: Lesson planning and concept development. In D. Soneson & E. Tarone (Eds.), Expanding our horizons: Selected papers from the seventh international conference on language teacher education. Minneapolis: CARLA.

(2012)  with H. W. Allen. Beyond the language-content divide: A review of research on advanced collegiate foreign language teaching and learning. Foreign Language Annals, 45, s54-s75.

(2011).  Research in language-literature instruction:  Meeting the call for change?  Annual Review of Applied Linguistics. , 31, 161-181.

(2010). A literacy-based approach to foreign language teacher development. In H. W. Allen & H. H. Maxim (Eds.), Educating the future foreign language professoriate for the 21st century. Boston: Heinle & Heinle.

(2010).  with H. W. Allen.  Exploring the feasibility of a pedagogy of multiliteracies in introductory foreign language courses.  L2 Journal, 2, 119-142.

(2010).  with C. M. Barrette & K. Vinall.  Toward an integrated curriculum:  Maximizing the use of target language literature.  Foreign Language Annals, 42(2), 216-230.

(2010).  Instructor's Resource Manual.  Chez Nous:  Branché sur le monde francophone.  Upper Saddle River, NJ:  Prentice Hall.

(2009).  Exploring the stylistic content of Exercices de styleThe French Review, 82(6), 116-128. 

(2007).  Exercices de style:  Developing multiple competencies through a writing portfolio. Foreign Language Annals, 39(4), 618-639.

(2006).  A process-oriented approach to Zazie dans le métro. The French Review, 79(4), 762-778.

(2006). Ed. with L. Progovac, E. Casielles & E. Barton.  The syntax of nonsententials:  Multidisciplinary perspectives. Amsterdam/Philadelphia:  John Benjamins.

(2005). Ed. with C.M. Barrette.  Language program articulation:  Developing a theoretical foundation.  AAUSC Issues in Language Program Direction.  Boston:  Heinle & Heinle.

(2005). Literary texts and grammar instruction:  Revisiting the inductive presentation.  Foreign Language Annals 38(1), 15-24.

(2004).  Using literature to develop foreign language proficiency:  Toward an interactive classroom.  In C. J. Stivale (Ed.), Nineteenth- and twentieth-century French literary studies: Pedagogical strategies (pp.13-25).  New York:  Modern Language Association of America.

(2003).  Auxiliary selection in pronominal verb constructions:  The case of the passé surcomposé.  In R. Nunez-Cedeno, L. Lopez & R. Cameron (Eds.), A Romance perspective on language knowledge and use (pp.327-340).  Amsterdam/Philadelphia:  John Benjamins.


2010 American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages Research Priorities Grant (co-awardee: H. W. Allen), $500

2009 Working Groups in the Humanities and Arts, The Humanities Center, Wayne

2010 State University, $800

FRE 5200, French Phonetics & Pronunciation (syllabus, F05)
FRE 5305, Advanced Grammar & Stylistics (syllabus, F10)
FRE 6400, Introduction to French Linguistics (syllabus, W10)
LGL 5750, Theories of Second Language Acquisition (syllabus, F08)
LGL 5810/7810, Teaching Foreign Languages:  Receptive Skills (syllabus, F09, W11)
LGL 5820/7820, Teaching Foreign Languages:  Productive Skills (syllabus, F07)
LGL 5850/7850, Foreign Language Instruction (syllabus, F02)

Classical and Modern Languages, Literatures, and Cultures
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Detroit, MI 48202
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