Brett Wells

  • Senior Lecturer
  • Co-Director of French Undergraduate Studies
  • Coordinator of French Language Program
  • Major and Study Abroad Advisor in French

Contact

1317 E Cathedral of Learning
412-624-6261
wellsb@pitt.edu

Area of Interest

Second Language Acquisition; Foreign Language Education; Language politics; Francophone sociolinguistics; Quebec French

Education

PhD, French, Stanford University
MA, French, Stanford University
BM, Music, Drake University, Iowa

Research Interests & Fields of Study

Language Planning in Québec, Terminology, Francophone sociolinguistics, Applied linguistics

Teaching

  • Business French
  • Pitt in France: Business French and Structure of Modern French
  • Elementary French
  • Intermediate French
  • French Writing I

Selected Publications

"La (re)francisation des terminologies au Québec," Banque des Mots: Revue de terminologie française publiée par le Conseil international de la langue française, 72 (2006): 3-15.

"Traduction automatique à six rapports," Banque des Mots: Revue de terminologie française publiée par le Conseil international de la langue française, 70 (2005): 43-53.

Honors and Awards

Chancellor's Distinguished Teaching Award, 2013

Professional Development

ACTFL OPI Training Seminar, Middlebury, Vermont, Summer 2010

MBA Essentials, University of Pittsburgh Executive Education Program, Spring 2010

Writing in the Disciplines Seminar, University of Pittsburgh, Fall 2009

Speaking in the Disciplines, University of Pittsburgh, Spring 2009