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Renée Hamilton-Clark

Renée Hamilton-Clark

Sessional Faculty, French

Modern Languages

Abbotsford campus, D222

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Biography

Native French speaker; fluently bi-lingual French and English; a little Spanish.

Co-authored a 1st Year University French textbook with Dr. Alan Cameron. 

Served for 7 years as Chief Judge for the Concours d’art oratoire B.C. and Yukon Branch under the auspices of Canadian Parents for French.

Taught all levels of French from Grade 1 to University; also taught English and International Relations.

Foreign Language Department Head; Model United Nations Advisor; Senior Class Advisor.

Organized and led several cultural trips to Paris, France; a Model Congress trip to Paris, France and a Model United Nations trip to Beijing, China.

Music: Founded a community choir; 3 years of voice training; choral and solo singing.

Areas of Expertise

French language teaching; translation; letter writing.

French history and culture including music.

International relations.

Personal Quotes

Working with the young is the best way I know to stay mentally young.

What better way to promote international understanding and tolerance than to study another language.

Education

Ph.D.  (Doctor of Philosophy in Arts in Education)           

Diploma in the Montessori Method of Education

Teaching Interests

Beginner level French

French poetry and literature;  French idiomatic expressions, proverbs and sayings.

Research Interests

Second language acquisition in early childhood. 

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