Céline Bordeaux

Instructional Professor in French
Gates-Blake 227

I am originally from Conflans-Ste-Honorine, a suburb of Paris, and moved to Chicago in 2002. I’ve always been interested in traveling and studying languages. I hold a Licence de Lettres, langues et civilisations étrangères en anglais (BA in English literatures and civilizations) and a Maîtrise de FLE (Master in French as a Foreign Language) from Paris X-Nanterre, as well as a D.E.S.S. (Diploma of Specialized Advanced Graduate Studies) in teacher training from Paris III-La Sorbonne Nouvelle. I’ve been teaching French for over twenty years in Australia, Belgium, France, and in the US.  I have been a French lecturer here at UChicago since 2002 and I have enjoyed every minute of it! I am the main instructor for FREN 20300, but I also teach first and second-year courses. I am also the Advanced Language Proficiency examiner for French.

Recent Courses in RLL
  • FREN 10100 Beginning Elementary French I (Autumn 2018)
  • FREN 10300 Beginning Elementary French III (Winter 2017, Winter 2018, Winter 2019, Autumn 2019, Spring 2020, Autumn 2020, Spring 2021, Autumn 2022, Winter 2023, Autumn 2023)
  • FREN 14500 French for Global Studies and Economics (Spring 2020, Spring 2021, Spring 2023)
  • FREN 20100 Language History, and Culture I (Winter 2021, Autumn 2021, Winter 2022, Autumn 2022, Winter 2023, Spring 2023)
  • FREN 20200 Language, History, and Culture II (Winter 2022)
  • FREN 20300 Language, History, and Culture III (Autumn 2016, Winter 2017, Spring 2017, Autumn 2017, Winter 2018, Spring 2018, Autumn 2018, Winter 2019, Spring 2019, Autumn 2019, Winter 2020, Autumn 2020, Winter 2021, Autumn 2021, Autumn 2023)