About Puri...
Position: French Teacher
Room: E 209
Phone: (480) 883-5194
Email: Puri

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Welcome!

Bonjour! Bienvenue à votre cours de français. Je m’appelle Pavitra Puri. Je suis très heureuse d’être votre professeur de français. I am happy to be your French teacher. I am currently teaching French 1 at Hamilton High School and French 1 and 2 at COA. I look forward to helping all of you learn more about the French language and culture, develop your French skills, and have a successful year in French 1. Please don’t hesitate to contact me with any questions. Email is the best way to reach me; please allow 24 hour response time. Email: puri.pavitra@cusd80.com Phone number: (480) 883-5194

My Education and Professional Background

I have a Masters in French Literature from Purdue University and a Masters in French Translation from ASU. I have worked as a French instructor and taught several levels of French - beginners, intermediate, and advanced (FRE 101,102, 111, 201, 202, 305) - at Arizona State University and at Mesa Community College. As a translator, I have worked with the French:English language pair and have translated scholarly articles for ASU and the Oxford Dictionary of the Middle Ages.

My Educational Philosophy

I encourage real learning in the classroom where students are actively engaged in the learning process. It is important that the foreign language classroom is a place where all students feel comfortable and safe to practice their language skills, make mistakes, and learn through the same. I hope that all students have fun and enjoy learning French, knowing that foreign language skills provide innumerable benefits, but most of all create invaluable connections with people and cultures.
 

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