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Marie-Anne Visoi

Associate Professor, Teaching Stream

Primary Office:

Carr Hall 313
St Michael's College
Telephone: 416-926-7108



Pedagogical Research

Blended teaching and multimodal learning in French; curriculum and instruction: cognitive development, reading, writing and cultural immersion; assessment and evaluation in second language teaching (FSL and ESL).

Other Teaching-Related Research

French cultural studies; literary theory: narratology and reader-response criticism, stylistics; twentieth century novel.



“Developing Second Language Proficiency Through Communicative Teaching, E-Learning and Experiential Programs”, Journal of Teaching and Education, December 2012, 1(6): 371-378

“A Thematic Approach to French Cultural Studies”, Universal Publishers, 2012, 106 pages

“Méthodes et pratiques pour une évaluation efficace de la communication orale”, Le français dans le monde, Revue de la Fédération internationale des professeurs de français, 2012, 12 pages

“Contextualized Foreign Language Instruction: Effective Classroom Strategies and Blackboard-Based Virtual Learning”, International Journal for Academic Disciplines, October 2010, 11 pages

“Reading Nara’s Diary or the Deluding Strategies of the Implied Author in The Rift by V.Y. Mudimbe”, Cambridge Scholars, February, 2010, 16 pages

“Ovid and Calvino”, Genre 25, Interdisciplinary Journal of Literature and the Arts, Long Beach, California, 2006, 22 pages

“Parody in the Postmodernist Novel: If on a Winter’s Night a Traveler…,” Modern Languages Studies 27.3/4 (Fall 1997): 159-173

“Ana Balakian.  The Snowflake on the Belfry : Dogma and Disquietude in the Critical arena.” in Literary research No. 25: Spring-Summer, 1996: 19-21

Encyclopedia Chapters

“Marguerite Duras, ‘The Lover’, The Literary Encyclopedia, 2011, 7 pages

“Assia Djebar, Biography”, The Literary Encyclopedia, 2009, 3 pages

“Les enfants du nouveau monde, Assia Djebar”,  The Literary Encyclopedia, 2009, 8 pages

Pedagogical textbooks/Study guides, “Textes et débats”, Blackboard e-book, revised edition, 126 pages

“Apprentissage expérientiel”, (custom publication), Canadian Scholars’ Press, September, 2010, 110  pages

“Guide pédagogique”, Blackboard e-book, September 2010, 142 pages

“Practical French II”, revised edition (custom publication), McGraw Hill, 240 pages, 2009

“Love, Sex and Desire in French Literature and Cinema”, revised edition (custom publication), Canadian Scholars’ Press, 2009, 180 pages

“Practical French III”, revised edition (custom publication), Canadian Scholars’ Press, 2009, 270 pages

“Faire ses classes. Guide pratique de l’auxiliaire de l’enseignement” in collaboration with Anne-Marie Brousseau, Danièle Issa-Sayegh,  Département d’études françaises, University of  Toronto, 2006, pages 26-31

“Teaching, Learning, Issues and Practice in French as a Second Language: Action Research and The York/Cooperative Model” (custom publication) York University, 1998, 106 pages


“Shared Strategies for Active Learning: FSL Enrichment Activities at the Post-secondary Level”, Canadian Parents for French Ontario, Issue No. 103, Fall 2009

“La recherche action dans la  classe de Français langue seconde” in Federation of Women Teachers of Ontario Newsletter, Voice, Fall 2000 (curriculum insert)


Michigan Academy of Science, Arts and Letters Annual Conference (French and Italian Literature): “Horizon d’attente et tension narrative dans L’Étranger de Camus”, Hope College, Holland, Michigan, March 22, 2013

International Journal of Arts and Sciences Annual Conference: “Focus on Student Performance: Effective Testing Practices in French as a Second Language Intermediate and Advanced Programs”, American University, Rome, Italy, October 29-November 1, 2012

Second IJAS Conference: “Making Connections: Instructional Models for Developing Foreign Language Proficiency in Higher Education through Communicative Teaching, E-learning and Experiential Programs”, Cambridge, Massachusetts, Harvard University, May 30th-June 2nd, 2011

Michigan Academy of Science, Arts and Letters Annual Conference (French Literature): “L’alternance des registres chez De Laclos”, Saginaw Valley State University, March 11, 2011

Faculty of Arts and Science, University of Toronto Study Languages Conference 2010: “Mysticism and Sensuality in Zola’s Nana”, University of Toronto, December 9, 2010

International Journal for Academic Disciplines Conference: “A Thematic Approach to French Cultural Studies”, Bad Hofgastein, Austria, May 31, 2010

Michigan Academy of Science, Arts and Letters Annual Conference (French Literature): “La rhétorique du désir dans L’Amant de Marguerite Duras”, Calvin College, March 26, 2010

Faculty of Arts and Science, University of Toronto Gifted Conference: “New Novel Techniques and Murder Mystery Conventions in  Alain Robbe-Grillet's  Le Voyeur”, University of Toronto, February 18, 2010

National Conference for Academic Disciplines: “Curriculum Renewal Initiatives: Language Communities and Experiential Learning in Second Language Education”, Suffolk University, Boston, June 22-25, 2009

Michigan Academy of Science, Arts and Letters Annual Conference (French Literature): “Dialogisme et créativité dans le roman Les enfants du nouveau monde d’Assia Djebar ”, Wayne State University, March 20, 2009

Faculty of Arts and Science, University of Toronto Gifted Conference “Virtue, Tragic Passion and Upper-class Excess in De Laclos’s Dangerous Liaisons”, University of Toronto, February 19, 2009

U of T Conference ‘Teaching and Learning Outside the Classroom’: “Developing Skills for a Global Society: Acquiring Foreign Language Proficiency through Internships and Study/Work Abroad Programs”, Hart House, University of Toronto, October 3, 2008

International Symposium, “Connecting to Electronic Pedagogy: A Cultural Model for Teaching Great Books”, Institut National de Recherche Pédagogique Charles Perrault, Fédération Internationale des Langues et Littératures, Lyon, France, July 9-11, 2008

International Conference “Generic Instability and Identity in the Contemporary Novel”: “Reading Nara’s Diary or the Deluding Strategies of the Implied Author in The Rift by V.Y. Mudimbe”, Université d’Avignon et des Pays de Vaucluse, France, 29-30th May, 2008

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Revue Arborescences

Considérant que rien de ce qui touche la langue française ne lui est étranger, la revue Arborescences se veut un espace de réflexion sur les enjeux actuels des études françaises aussi bien en littérature, en linguistique qu’en didactique.

History of the Department

French Studies at the University of Toronto 1853-1993