Past and Current Research (2021)
Professor Christine Besnard has a DEA and a Ph.D. (Linguistics and Phonetics) from the University of Nancy (France). She has co-written 6 books and is the sole author of 26 articles. She is presently writing 3 new books. Since the mid-80’s, she has presented 7 workshops and 59 papers in Canada, the United-States of America, Cuba, and in several European countries such as France, the United Kingdom, Spain and Norway. They all dealt with the newest developments of Psycholinguistics and Clinical Linguistics applied to the learning of foreign languages. Since 2015, she is an invited member of the END (International Conference on Education and New Developments) Scientific Committee.
Since the mid-eighties, Professor Christine Besnard has been exploring a large array of research areas ranging from non-conventional language teaching/learning methods (suggestopedia, natural approach, community language learning, total physical response, etc.) all based on the humanistic approach, to language learning strategies, and the principles of clinical linguistics applied to the learning of foreign languages by learners with exceptionalities such as dyslexia, autism, Specific Language Impairments, down syndrome, Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder).
She is presently writing a monograph in French which focuses on the latest developments in Psycholinguistics and Clinical Linguistics applied to the learning of foreign languages by typical and atypical language learners.