Fabienne Pizot-Haymore

Lecturer in French

Founder and Managing Director of IFSPEC

Accredited Oral Examiner for DFP and TEF

Fabienne was born in Toulon, Provence-Alpes-Côte d’Azur, on the French Riviera. She joined the Department of Modern Languages and Literatures at CWRU in 2000. Her multifaceted experience in language instruction is comprised of teaching all levels of high-school French, as well as developing and implementing a curriculum for three levels of French for the Upward Bound outreach TRIO program, a US Department of Education program. Her experience also includes teaching French for various institutions encompassing community colleges and private language centers. In France, Fabienne Pizot-Haymore tutored and taught French and English as a Second Language, preparing French students for the English test of the Baccalauréat exam. She tutors adults in preparation for PhD. translation exams in a variety of subjects.  She also works in translation, in translation editing and proofreading.

In 2018, Fabienne founded the International French for Specific Purposes (IFSPEC). This learning and exam center preparing CWRU students and Cleveland executives for the internationally recognized Diplomas of French for Professions (DFP) in Business, International Relations and Health was made possible by a generous grant from the Eirik Borve Fund for Foreign Language Instruction. Fabienne serves as the Managing Director of the IFSPEC which is also an accredited center for the Test of Evaluation of French (TEF) granting natives and non natives of French the ability to work, study and emigrate in France and in Canada.

Thanks to another grant from the Eirik Borve Fund, the IFSPEC will be renamed International Foreign Language for Specific Purposes Exam Center in 2020. The center will soon offer Spanish  language evaluation tests, the DELE and SIELE, and two internationally recognized Certificates in Spanish–for Business and for Health and Medical Professions.

Involved in “bridging the gap” between high-school and university foreign language education, Fabienne is interested in standardized language tests scoring and development: Advanced Placement French, Praxis French, Georgia Assessment for the Certification of Educators, French SAT, Test Of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) and Test of English for International Communication (TOEIC). Such experience has been instrumental in refining her adaptive expertise approach to language instruction at CWRU, especially for elementary and intermediate courses. It also proved useful in advanced conversation courses including phonetics applied to conversation, media for children and literature excerpts. At CWRU, Fabienne taught the aforementioned courses as well as Translation, the History of Modern France and French for Business.

Fabienne’s interests include cognition, specifically as it pertains to language acquisition, as well as semeiotics and theater in translation. Her monograph on metaphor in literary translation, Défis de la métaphore en traduction : le cas d’un roman inclassable, was published in 2009. Excerpts from her other works in literary translation were featured in translation magazines. Among others, she composed lyrics in English for a French jazz ensemble and translated audio guides into English for the French National Parks. She is currently working on the translation into English and stage adaptation of several plays by living French authors and on her first novel in French.

Fabienne Pizot-Haymore received a Master’s Degree in English and a Certificate in Didactics of English Teaching from the Université Paul Valéry (Montpellier, France), a Master’s Degree in French from CWRU and a Master’s Degree in Applied Linguistics from Kent State University. She holds a Certificate in the Didactics of English Teaching and was trained in the Didactics of French for Professions at the Chamber of Commerce and Industry of Paris.

Fabienne was mentioned in the 2004, 2007, 2009 and 2018 Who’s Who Among America’s Teachers and nominated for the 2003, 2004, 2005, 2009, 2012, 2014, 2015 and 2016 CWRU Wittke Award for Excellence in Undergraduate Teaching.

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Charlotte Sanpere

Lecturer in French

Accredited Oral Examiner for DFP and TEF

Charlotte Sanpere, a native of France, joined the Department of Modern Languages at Case Western Reserve University in 2013. She has taught a wide range of courses – first and second year language courses, Advance Grammar, Advanced Conversation, Culture and Civilization, Translation, and theater and film courses – at Case Western Reserve University, Kent State University, Cleveland State University, and Baldwin Wallace University.

Charlotte has a Ph.D. in Film Studies from the University of Paris Sorbonne. Since 2015 she has trained with the French Chamber of Commerce on teaching and testing proficiency in French for Professions, first in Science and Technology and then in French for Diplomacy and International Relations. In 2018 she was certified in the Didactics of Teaching French for Professions by the Chamber of Commerce of Paris.

At Case Western Reserve University, Charlotte created the course French for Diplomacy and taught it for the first time in 2019.

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