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Dr. LaFace

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CONTACT
Phone: 229-243-3175
Email: betty.laface@bainbridge.edu
Office: Room 240, Cypress Hall
EDUCATION
PhD in English, Florida State University
MA in French, Florida State University
BS in Nursing, University of Florida

Spring 2017

CLASS SCHEDULE

OFFICE HOURS

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M-F online M and W afternoons by appointment

Bonjour mes amis!

I have taught English and French for more than a decade at Bainbridge State College. Prior to 2004, I worked in the statewide assessment office at the Dept. of Education in Tallahassee, FL, where I wrote teacher certification test questions and statewide exams for students in Florida. At BSC, I focus my teaching and research interests on how I can better meet the educational needs of students by teaching mostly Web and Web-enhanced composition classes and by staying attuned to the multidisciplinary changes in the humanities and sciences. My goal is to provide students with vital knowledge of academic writing and world languages and literature as I attempt to promote creative thinking and strategies for researching and assessing in learning environments without traditional classroom borders. As a teacher with interests in cultural studies, I engage students in writing topics that attempt to find peace in the uncertain world after September 11, 2001.

I enthusiastically practice what I teach. Every year I travel extensively. Since 2008, I have been  Dr. LaFace in a traditional Chinese costumearound the world, visiting six countries on four continents more than once. I attended conferences in Belize, spent a month in Morocco and Spain studying immigration and migration issues, and have taught English to medical doctors in Paris.

Dr. LaFace riding a camelIn Tianjin, China, I taught graduate courses to Chinese students who studied to become English teachers. Just for pleasure during one Christmas holiday, I toured India by train; the highlight of my travels was riding safari atop an 11 foot elephant in the foothills of the Himalayas, where I photographed a Bengal tiger. In summer and winter holidays each year, I travel to Europe where I have taught on the USG Paris program and received grants to study in Nigeria, Cameroon, and Thailand.  I have traveled to England, Germany, Lebanon, Greece, Austria, Poland Spain, Turkey, and my husband and I bought a small apartment n the Left Bank in Paris.

Students in my classes have come to understand that people’s actions and reactions differ from country to country, from Belize to Mexico, Spain, Morocco, France, China, and India, and that emerging cultures heavily influence the global marketplace.  I hope my students will become interested in learning about other cultures and gain knowledge of and respect for societies in lands nearly half a world away from Bainbridge, Georgia.

About My Courses

All of my classes require 16 weeks of reading, essay writing, discussions posts and peer review responses, and quizzes.  The French classes are interactive in the classroom and online using Mango. These courses are not difficult for most students; however, it’s important that everyone makes a dedicated effort to participate online with classmates, prepare assignments, and attend. Due dates are regularly schedules throughout the semester. The FREN 1001, 1002, 2001, ENGL 1102, ENGL 2020, ENGL2111 course information will appear in your GV account on the first day of class.  Do not hesitate to send me an email in GeorgiaView when you have questions or a concerns.  I look forward to getting to know you through your writings.

Course Resources

1102syllab2017Spring English Composition II

ENGL 2020 Syllab2017Spr Communication for Business

Syllabus Spr 2017 ENGL 2111 World Literature I

FREsyllab2017Spring Elementary French I and II