Institute for Educational Development

Uniquely Qualified Instructor

CATHERINE OUSSELIN is a nationally recognized, innovative, and engaging French language teacher. She presents nationally on Comprehensible Language strategies, curriculum design, and thoughtful technology integration for World Languages using ACTFL’s Core Practices. Catherine is known for collaborating with teachers to design student-focused, high-interest units and lessons that strengthen language acquisition using the thousands of authentic resources curated by the AATF. Catherine is a past recipient of ACTFL’s Award for Excellence in Foreign Language Instruction Using Technology with IALLT (K-12) and was a finalist for ACTFL Teacher of the Year. She has published numerous articles on technology integration and curriculum design in “The National Bulletin” (AATF) and is a collaborating author on the Thèmes and T’es Branché textbooks. Catherine is also the author of Enhancing FRENCH LANGUAGE INSTRUCTION: Practical Activities to Strengthen Your Students’ Proficiency in French, the extensive digital resource handbook you will receive at the seminar. Join Catherine for a day full of outstanding, engaging ideas that you can use immediately to increase communicative proficiency in your French classroom.

What Your Colleagues Say About Your Presenter

Catherine is amazing! She was patient, willing to help and very knowledgeable. I got so many ideas from her presentation!”

“Catherine was a wonderful and engaging presenter. I appreciate her digital handbook she shared with tons of resources, tutorials, and ideas for the world language classroom. Catherine is clearly a very dedicated educator.”

“So much amazing information and so well explained. I’m very, very impressed! It has been an amazing day for me! Merci beaucoup!”

Catherine is a wonder of a teacher! I am in awe of her passion for teaching, her care for her colleagues and her expert skills. I feel re-energized, inspired and excited to try new strategies and tools in the classroom!”

“I appreciate Catherine’s passion and sharing her wealth of knowledge! I’m very excited to implement these new ideas. Many thanks!”

Catherine was so knowledgeable. She was incredibly generous to share so many resources and answer lots of questions. Her energy is infectious and her support is so appreciated. Well-paced and varied with lots of great ideas.”