Faculty: Dr. Nadine de Moras

Nadine de MorasAssociate Professor, French, School of Humanities
Office: BC 214
Email: ndemora@uwo.ca
Telephone: 519-432-8353 ext. 28277

Academic Background

  • B.A. (Licence L.E.A.) English major, minor in Russian. Paul Valéry University. Montpellier, France
  • M.A., French Studies (Applied Linguistics). Western University Ontario
  • Ph.D., French Studies (Applied Linguistics). Western University Ontario

Research and Scholarly Interests

  • Second language acquisition
  • Second language teaching
  • Teaching second language pronunciation
  • Applied linguistics

Other Areas of Scholarly Research & Interest

  • Songs in the second language classroom
  • Second language teaching of written French (Composition Book)
  • First language acquisition
  • Bilingual acquisition

Teaching

 

  • French 1910 (Advanced Level I)
  • French 2900 Language (Advanced Level II)
  • French 3265B (Bridging University and FSL Classrooms)
  • French 3800A (Applied Linguistics)
  • French 3900 Language (Advanced Level III)
  • French 4900A Language (Advanced Level IV, Special Topic)
  • French 4901B Language (Advanced Level IV, Special Topic)
  • French for Beginners 099 (equivalent to Fr 1002 in UWO)
  • Introductory French I 100 (equivalent to Fr 1010 in UWO)
  • French 143: Business French
  • Intermediate French I 210 (grammar, vocabulary, oral and written French)
  • French 100A & 101B (Oral French)
  • French Writing I 221 (grammar, vocabulary, “études de texte”, written French)
  • Intermediate French II 202
  • Immersion Students French 216 (grammar, vocabulary, “études de texte”, written French)
  • Oral French 300 (conversation, pronunciation, vocabulary)
  • Advanced Composition French 301
  • French Vocabulary 307 (advanced vocabulary)

Teaching Recognition

 

  • Teaching Award nominee. Brescia University College. 2008-2009, 2012-2013, 2014-2015.
  • Dean’s Honour Roll of Teaching. Brescia University College. 2009-2012; 2013-2015.

Teaching Related Activity

  • Director of the Brescia Volunteer Program
  • Corrector for the DELF (Diplôme d’études en langue française) and DALF (Diplôme approfondi de langue française) tests. Faculty of Education, London.   2016 – Present

Representative Publications

Refereed Book Publication

de Moras, N. (2010). Guide d’écriture. La Composition de A à Z. Toronto: Nelson Education Ltd., 256 pages.

Peer Reviewed Articles

de Moras, N. (2016). Learning L2 pronunciation while studying vocabulary. In J. Levis, H. Le., I. Lucic, E.Simpson, & S. Vo (Eds.). Proceedings of the 7th Pronunciation in Second Language Learning and Teaching Conference, ISSN 2380-9566, Dallas, TX, October 2015 (pp. 211-219). Ames, IA: Iowa State University.

de Moras, N. (2013). A comparison of the role of frequency in the production of French liaisons by Francophones and Anglophones. In New Sounds 2013, The Concordia University Papers in Applied Linguistics (COPAL).

de Moras, N. (2013). The role of pronunciation instruction on the acquisition of liaisons by Anglophone speakers. In J. Levis & K. LeVelle (Eds.). Proceedings of the Fourth Pronunciation in Second Language Learning and Teaching Conference. Aug 2012 (pp. 167–181). Ames. IA: Iowa State University.

V. Prat, F. Poiré & N. de Moras, (2004). “De la salle de classe au laboratoire et vice versa: l’amélioration de la compréhension globale et fine grâce à la réutilisation du matériel audio visuel sur CAN-8”. Distances. Vol. 6(2): 69–92.

G. Holmes & N. de Moras (1997). “A French Language Grammar Analyser: What Use for Anglophone Students?” In  FLEAT III: Foreign Language Education and Technology. Ed. P. Liddell. University of Victoria, pp.  91–106.

Conference Presentations

“Teaching gender of inanimate nouns in French as a Second Language.” Innovative Approaches to Second Language Teaching (IASLT) Third Conference presented by The Language Learning Centre, Faculty of Arts and Humanities. April 29, 2016

“Learning L2 pronunciation (French obligatory liaisons) while studying vocabulary”. Teaching Tips (for university professors) for L2 pronunciation training.  Pronunciation in Second Language  Learning & Teaching (PSLLT) 7th annual Conference.  Dallas, TX, October 16, 2015

“Does an early start and longer practice make perfect?” Pronunciation in Second Language Learning &Teaching (PSLLT) 7th annual Conference. (Presented with Muriel Peguret). Dallas, TX, October 17, 2015

“What prevents non-native speaker linking in L2 French?”. Second Language Research Forum (SRLF). University of South Carolina, October 23-25, 2014

“The effects of L1 in the syllabification of French” (poster). Pronunciation in Second Language Learning & Teaching (PSLLT) 6th annual Conference.  Santa Barbara, CA. September 5, 2014

“ La variation sociolinguistique dans la production de liaisons facultatives de francophones européens, canadiens et africains.” Change and Variation in Canada (CVC) 8th annual conference.  Queen’s University, Kingston. May 30, 2014

“A comparison of the role of frequency in the production of French Liaisons by Francophones and Anglophones.” 7th International Symposium on the Acquisition of Second Language Speech (New Sounds 2013). Concordia University, Montreal – May 17–19 2013

“L’enseignement du genre en L2” (Teaching L2 gender of inanimate nouns). Conference en didactique des langues étrangères et secondes, nouvelles technologies et résultats d’apprentissage. Guelph University. February 2, 2013

“L’enseignement de la prononciation en L2 l’exemple de la liaison”. (Teaching L2 pronunciation, the example of the French Liaison). Canadian Association of Applied Linguistics. Waterloo University-Wilfried Laurier University. Waterloo. May 30, 2012

“The role of frequency in the acquisition of L2 pronunciation: the example of the French liaison”. Pronunciation in Second Language Learning and Teaching (PSLLT) 4th annual Conference Simon Fraser University. Vancouver. August 24–25, 2012

“L’enseignement de la prononciation en L2 l’exemple de la liaison”. (Teaching L2 pronunciation, the example of the French Liaison). Canadian Association of Applied Linguistics. Waterloo University-Wilfried Laurier University. Waterloo. May 30, 2012

“L’enseignement de la prononciation en L2 l’exemple de la liaison”. Conférence en didactique des langues étrangères et secondes, nouvelles technologies et résultats d’apprentissage. Guelph University. February 11, 2012

“Enseignement du français oral: utilisation de chansons au niveau avancé”. (Teaching oral French using songs at the advanced level).Association des professeur.e.s de français des universités et collèges canadiens (APFUCC). Concordia University. Montreal. May 30, 2010

“Le français écrit des étudiants Anglophones de niveau intermédiaire”. (Written French of Anglophone students of intermediate level). Canadian Association of Applied Linguistics. Concordia University. Montreal. June 2, 2010

“La production de liaisons obligatoires des anglophones de niveau intermédiaire”. Canadian Association of Applied Linguistics. University of Ottawa. May 28, 2009

“De la salle de classe au laboratoire et vice versa: l’amélioration de la compréhension globale et fine grâce à la réutilisation du matériel audio-visuel”. Multimedia, Internet et études françaises II. [with Dr. F. Poiré & V. Prat]. Simon Fraser University. March 6–8 2003

“L’hypothèse de l’âge critique et la prononciation d’une L2”. Canadian Association of Applied Linguistics. University of Toronto. May 26–29, 2002

“Controversy about the Critical Age Hypothesis” WEFLA Workshop on Foreign Language Teaching and Professional Communication. University of Holguin in Cuba. April 15–18, 2002

“Error Analysis of Anglophone Learners of French as a Second Language: Does teaching and repeating language help improve grammar?” [presented with Dr. G. Holmes] Canadian Association of Applied Linguistics. Sherbrooke University, QC. June 3–5, 2000

“Applied Sociolinguistics: Familiar French via Multimedia”. Third Canadian Conference on CALL Sainte-Anne University, Church Point, N.S. July 18–20, 1998

“An Analysis of Errors Made by Students of French and the Effects on Curriculum”. Canadian Association of Applied Linguistics: Trends in Second Language Teaching and Learning. Carlton University, Ottawa, ON. May 20–23, 1998

“Temporal Variables of Speech”. Canadian Association of Applied Linguistics. With Dr. J. Tennant & J. Magierowicz. Memorial University, St. John’s, Newfoundland. June 2–4, 1997