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Cynthia Eid

Associate Director, French School at Mills

Cynthia Eid is an Academic Developer and an educational adviser at the University of Montreal, Canada. She works in the Vice-president for the Studies' office, Department of support for teaching.

She was the Director-Founder of the Center for Languages at Antonine University from 2005-2012, Associate Vice-President for Academic and International Affairs (2005-2011) and a professor in Antonine and Balamand universities, Lebanon (2002-2012).

She has a Ph.D. in Public International Law & Political Sciences from René Descartes University, Paris V, France and a Ph.D. in University Teaching, Information and Communication Sciences from Valenciennes University, France.

Cynthia Eid has organized numerous international colloquia and seminars in Lebanon. She is a lecturer in the Middle-East, Africa, USA, Europe and Canada. She took part in many collective publications, wrote several books and various articles regarding didactics, intercultural education, assessment of second language skills, and relationship between the oral and written skills in the context of ICTs.

Cynthia Eid is ordered Knight in the Order of Academic Palms upon a Decree of the French Prime Minister François Fillon, August 29, 2011.

 
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FREN 3401S - Adv Oral Expression & Pronun      

THIS COURSE IS TAUGHT AT MILLS CAMPUS

The purpose of this course is to help advanced students develop their conversational and pronunciation skills, by means of various original materials and through a wide array of challenging oral production activities.
By working on the linguistic and socio-cultural dimensions of a variety of useful communicative speech situations, students will acquire and consolidate a more sophisticated and lasting proficiency in oral expression. Each class will include systematic work on pronunciation, carefully integrated into the program of the day or the week; practice & correction of French pronunciation, rhythm, and intonation through a wide array of oral exercises (discrimination, repetition, dialogues, in-situation activities...). In all aspects of the course, improving communicative ability will be the priority. A mid-session individual interview will allow students to measure their progress and receive customized suggestions to maximize their oral performance.

Required book:
Les 500 Exercices de Phonétique (A1/A2), livre + corrigés intégrés + CD audio MP3, Hachette Français Langue étrangère, 2009, ISBN: 9782011556981
Authors: Dominique Abry, Marie-Laure Chalaron"

Summer 2013

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FREN 6514 - Applied Phonetics      

This course is for students wishing to develop and perfect their oral production.
The objectives of this course are two-folds:
1. To develop an understanding of the principles that govern French language and:
2. To put these principles into practice in order that students may improve their pronunciation and aural comprehension.
The phonetics courses are adapted to the mother tongue of the students.
Each class will include systematic work on pronunciation, rhythm and intonation through a wide array of oral exercises (discrimination and repetition).
Students will also work individually in a virtual language laboratory.

N.B.: Initially, first-year graduate students will be placed in this course on the basis of their scores on the oral interview; although any remaining seats will be opened to other interested students, they should normally register in 6612.

Required Text:
L. Charliac, A-C. Moton; Phonétique progressive niveau intermédiaire avec 600 exercices; ISBN: 978-209.033880-5; Clé-international 1998. No CD Required

Language & Stylistics

Summer 2010, Summer 2011, Summer 2012

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