Christiane Rey Associate Professor of Instruction in French

Christiane Rey, Distinguished Senior Lecturer in French, was born and educated in Belgium. She holds a Juris Doctor from the University of Liège, Belgium, and a M.A. from Northeastern Illinois University. Coordinator of French 125 Intensive Intermediate French and of the French 202 French Writing workshop, she teaches courses at the 100, 200 and 300 level. Her primary interests lie with the pedagogy of second-language writing, the integration of the arts in second language acquisition, and curriculum development. She enjoys taking students to French-related cultural outings in Chicago (opera, plays, …) and maintains a cultural agenda of francophone events on campus and in the Chicago area. She is a regular participant in the Table Française, and the Cercle Francophone. She is a fellow at Hobart House, Women's Residential College.

Rey is a member of the Council on Language Instruction (CLI). She also serves as Senator representing the Department of French and Italian in the Faculty Senate.

She has presented at various CLI symposia and workshops, and at the American Association of Teachers of French annual conventions. With her colleagues Doris Garraway and Dominique Licops, she organized the film series Haïti on Screen in May 2010 in response to the January 2010 earthquake. Interested in music and the arts, she is also actively involved in prairie restoration and community gardens. Rey and her husband homeschooled their two daughters.