Diversify your French - Summer Webinar Series (Acadia Strong!)



online via Zoom


Expand your French teaching, curriculum, and worldview with the Diversify Your French Virtual Summer Sessions. Each week we will explore a dialect, a world region, or an aspect of French with educators that will help you make your classroom a more global, diverse and welcoming space. Connect with other educators looking to expand their practice and discover new resources. Register for one session or all four!


Date: Monday, July 24, 2023 

Time: 1-2:15pm PT/ 4-5:15pm ET

Acadia Strong! 

This webinar will illustrate the strength and diversity of Acadian identity. With distinct language features that differ from the rest of the Francophone world, this French-speaking ethnic group is rich in cultural resources that will complement the K-16 classroom, and we will discuss how language interplays with identity through the use of theater, song, poetry, and online media.

Session Presenter: Dr. Christina Keppie, Professor of French and Director of the Center for Canadian-American Studies, Western Washington University. Professor Keppie hails from Fredericton, New Brunswick and holds a PhD in French linguistic anthropology from the University of Alberta. She has taught broadly across the French undergraduate curriculum at Western Washington University since 2008, specializing in topics relating to Franco-Canadian and Acadian language, sociolinguistics, culture, and language ideology. She currently directs the Center for Canadian-American Studies at WWU, a National Resource Center for the Study of Canada in consortium with the University of Washington and is the President of the Association for Canadian Studies in the United States.