Annette Sojic is a Senior Professor of Practice in French and the Director of the French Language Program. She joined the Department of French and Italian in 2006. She received an M.A. in English and Dutch literature from the University of Liège, Belgium and a PhD. in French Literature from Tulane University. Her area of specialization is19th-century French Literature, and her teaching interests are multiple. They cover a broad range of disciplines, including, most recently, language pedagogy and applied linguistics. She has taught a wide variety of French courses at Tulane: language courses (elementary, intermediate and advanced levels), literature courses (advanced level), language pedagogy, and translation courses (advanced level). She has created or revised several courses, such as an advanced writing intensive class on French short fiction, and an advanced translation theory and practice course. She received the April Brayfield Teaching Award in May 2013.
Along with teaching, she has put her passion and effort into service learning. Her latest service-learning project, which started last spring, is a long-term curriculum translation project, in partnership with the International School of Louisiana. It addresses the critical issue of the lack of pedagogical material in French covering those parts of ISL’s standards-based curriculum that are specifically related to American culture. The long-term objective of this collaborative translation project is to produce a publishable version of several textbooks, which would be available to French teachers in international schools all across the United States, and would bear recognition of Tulane’s civic engagement.