Modern Languages Faculty

CHAIR, Department of Modern Languages

MANDUJANO-LOPEZ, Ruth

Spanish

Email: mandujanor@douglascollege.ca

Phone: 604-527-5076

Office NW: S2617

BA in International Relations (ITESM-CCM), M.A. in Latin American Studies (Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México, UNAM), Diploma on Teaching Spanish as a Second Language (CEPE-UNAM), Ph.D. in History (University of British Columbia).

Areas of interest: Latin American Studies, Spanish language history, Hispanic cultures, second language acquisition, Mexican literature, interculturalism. 

 

 

Modern Languages Department Assistant

Phone: 604-527-5463

Office NW: S2650

 


INSTRUCTORS

BOULESTEIX, Fanny

French

Email: boulesteixf@douglascollege.ca 

Phone: 604-527-5211

Office NW: S2804D

BA in French Modern Literature (University of Montpellier), Diploma in Francophone Studies (University of Montpellier), M.A. in French as Foreign Language (University of Aix-en-Provence).

Areas of interest: French Language and Culture, Second Language Acquisition, French Linguistics, Francophone Literature.

DESMARAIS, Adrian

American Sign Language

Email: desmaraisa@douglascollege.ca 

Phone: 

Office NW: S0684D

ASL & Literacy Instructor Diploma (George Brown College), Provincial Instructor Diploma (Vancouver Community College), M.Ed (in progress) in Curriculum & Instruction (Simon Fraser University).

Areas of interest: American Sign Language, Sign Language Interpreting, and Adult Education.

 

IBATA, Rima

Japanese

Email: ibatar@douglascollege.ca

Phone: 604-527-5200

Office NW: S2806A

BA in Linguistics (California State University, Long Beach), MEd. in TESOL (Simon Fraser University), Ph.D. in Linguistics (Simon Fraser University).

Areas of interest: Second/Foreign language education, sociolinguistics, Critical Discourse Analysis (CDA), construction of Japanese identity.

 

Huang, Sandra

Chinese (Mandarin)

Email: huangh@douglascollege.ca

Phone: 604-527-5649

Office NW: S2804G

BA, M.A., Ph.D. (Louisville, Kentucky, USA).

Areas of interest: Chinese Language Education, Chinese Classical Literature (Qing Dinasty).

 

MINAMI, Shiho

Japanese

 

Email: minamis@douglascollege.ca

Phone: 604-777-6387

Office DL: A3075

BA in Japanese Linguistics and Education (Osaka University of Foreign Studies), M.A. in Modern Language Education (University of British Columbia).

Areas of interest: Second language pedagogy, second language and heritage language acquisition, critical pedagogy, identities in second language learning and teaching, technology in second language education.

NAITO, Yuri 

Japanese

Email: naitoy@douglascollege.ca

Phone: 604-527-5200

Office NW: S2806A

BA in Asian Studies (University of British Columbia), M.A. in Japanese Linguistics (University of Toronto).

Areas of interest: Japanese Linguistics (Syntax and Semantics), Japanese Language Pedagogy.

 

PEREZ ALFAJARRIN, Ana

Spanish

Email: perezalfajarrina@douglascollege.ca

Phone: 604-777-6633 

Phone DL: 604-777-6558

Office NW: S2804D 

Office DL: B2313 

BA in English Philology, specialization in Translation (Universidad de Holguin, Cuba), M.A. in Hispanic Studies (Linguistics) (University of Western Ontario).

Areas of interest: Hispanic linguistics, second language acquisition (syntax and semantics), heritage languages, translation and interpretation.

 

SCHAPANSKY, Nathalie

French & Linguistics

Email: nschapan@douglascollege.ca

Phone: 604-527-5174

Office: NW S2636

BA in French (Simon Fraser University), M.A. and Ph.D. in Linguistics (Simon Fraser University).

Areas of interest: French language, French Linguistics (Contrastive Studies French/Breton). 

 

SUTHERLAND, Kimberley

French

Email: sutherlandk1@douglascollege.ca

Phone: 604-777-6398

Office: NW S2636

BA (Hons) in English and French (University of Swansea, Wales, G.B), Maîtrise en lettres modernes (M.A.) (Université de Bretagne occidentale, Brest, France). 

Ph.D. in French (specialization in literature) (University of Swansea, Wales, G.B).

Areas of interest: Modern and Contemporary French literature, French cinema, Language teaching, Intercultural Communication. 

 

ZIMMERMANN, Sabine

German

Email: zimmermanns1@douglascollege.ca

Phone: 604-236-4757

Office NW: S2804G

BA, M.A. (UBC), MBA (Simon Fraser University) and Ph.D. (in progress) in Germanic Studies (UBC).

Areas of interest: German as a Foreign Language, German Literature from 1945 to present, Figure of the Refugee and Migration Narratives.