Céline Bordeaux

Instructional Professor
Gates-Blake 227
Office Hours: FREN 10300: M 10:30 -11:00, Th 2:00-2:30, & by appt. FREN 14500: T 10:30-11:00, F 2:30 -3:00, & by appt.

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)
  • FREN 14500 French for Global Studies and Economics (Spring 2020)
  • 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)