Teaching Assistant Professor of French
Dr. Sarah-Kay Hurst completed her Ph.D. in French Linguistics at Indiana University, Bloomington, focusing on applied linguistics, lexicology, and pedagogy. Her work examines the cultural foundations of vocabulary in French and English, analyzing the conceptualization of categories, as well as the implications for pedagogical resources such as textbooks. Since joining the George Washington University, she has written a textbook that is being used in manuscript form in all sections of Fr1004 (Intermediate French II), and fully designed Fr3010W (Advanced French Language, Structure, and Composition), a course that helps students refine their expository, narrative, persuasive, and descriptive writing skills in French, using notions from linguistics to gain new perspectives into the language itself. She has also taught different levels including Fr1003, Fr1004, Fr2006, and Fr3010W, and she co-coordinates the Intermediate II level. Additionally, she has supervised students for CCAS 3001 (Undergraduate Research) and CCAS 2154 (Elective Internship). Before joining the George Washington University, she taught for two years in France, in the English department at the University of Strasbourg.