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Florence Abad-Turner

Distinguished Lecturer in French and Francophone Studies
607 McClung Tower

Phone: (865) 974-7000

I received a bachelor degree in Chinese language and Civilization at the University of Bordeaux III, France and a Master of Arts in French Literature at the University of TN. I am a licensed teacher and taught Spanish and French in high school for 5 years. I am currently teaching French at UT from first year to third year and I am a Distinguished Lecturer. I am mainly interested in created new curricula and activities online. I have an interest in film, graphic novel, cultural and francophone studies. I am fluent in Spanish and a good understanding of Italian.

  • Teaching certification K-12 (French & Spanish), University of Tennessee, 1998
  • M.A. in French Literature, University of Tennessee, 1995
  • Bachelor of Chinese Language and Civilization, Univ. of Bordeaux III, France 1991
  • Baccalaureate, France 1987
  • June 2018, 2019 - Faculty leader for UT in Paris summer program
  • 2003 - Present: Lecturer in French and Francophone Studies
  • 1997: Instructor in French and Italian
  • 1993 - 1994: Graduate assistant
  • “Teaching French and Francophonie with the highly popular graphic novel Aya de Yopougon”. Abad Turner, Florence.  Mountain Interstate Foreign Language Association (MIFLA). Knoxville, TN, October 2018
  • “IPA, Food and French Comedies without subtitles: Using Louis de Funès”.TFLTA, Franklin TN, November 2016
  • “Iconic French comedies to teach cultural awareness and language skills, IPA format”. Mountain Interstate Foreign Language Conference (MIFLC). James Madison University, Virginia, October 2016
  • “Psychological aspects and attitudes of learning a language”. Abad Turner, F & Kenneman, M.  Mountain Interstate Foreign Language Conference (MIFLC). Charleston, SC, October 2015
  • “ La Phonétique Française” Youtube channel, UT, Knoxville, 2014
  • “What Works: Activities for First Year French Hybrid courses at the University of Tennesse”. Abad Turner, F & Edmundson, S. TFLTA, Franklin TN, October 2012


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