November 2010

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TA for Avignon, France Announced… 

Amanda Catron, a Master’s candidate in French, will serve as the TA for the Avignon Study Abroad Program this spring.  She was chosen from a strong field of candidates to assist the director of the program, Christophe Corbin.  Amanda will assist Fred Toner in the ML 249B course in winter quarter, working to prepare the participants for life in France.  In Avignon, she will teach ML 250B to help students better understand the culture and profit from what the study abroad experience offers.  Amanda’s experience teaching at Ohio University and in France will serve her well in her new position, as will her experience as a Resident Assistant during her undergraduate years at O.U.

Amanda is from Columbus, Ohio, and graduated with a B.A. degree from Ohio University in 2009.  She taught in an elementary school in Tours, France as the winner of a French government grant for the academic year 2009-2010.  Amanda has a strong interest in linguistics, as well as French language and literature:  “I’m truly looking forward to working with the students studying abroad this spring as both a resource and a support during their immersion into the French language and culture. I am grateful to have this opportunity to improve my French and aid in the students’ personal and linguistic development as well.”