Anatole Bloomfield

Anatole Bloomfield

Lecturer

  • Department: French Studies and Modern Languages
  • Office: 
    SD1-10
  • Office Hours: 
    by appointment

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Professor Bloomfield was first appointed at The American University of Paris in 2000 as a specialist in Business French as well as in teaching French as a Foreign Language and French Culture as a Foreign Culture. He particularly specializes in teaching French as a professional foreign language for business and public administration. He therefore focuses his teaching activities on politics, diplomacy and military issues.

Since 1993, Bloomfield has been developing with passion a particularly dense, structured panel of professional complementary activities/experiences in the field of French as a Foreign Language, both in France and abroad. For instance, he was appointed by the French Ministry of Foreign Affairs to serve during two years, 1994-1995, in the cultural service of the French Embassy at the French Cultural Institute in Edinburgh and Glasgow, Scotland.



Education/Degrees

  • Maîtrise des Lettres Classiques (Classical Languages and Literatures), Université de Rouen, Normandie
  • Licence des Lettres Classiques (Classical Languages and Literatures), Université de Rouen, Normandie
  • DEA en Didactologie des Langues et des Cultures (Languages and Cultures - Civilizations Learning Studies), Université de Paris III - Sorbonne Nouvelle

Publications

  • Co-writer and co-director of a series of educational textbooks and CDs, CLE-International Editor (2011 and 2012). This series of textbooks is based and focused on the actional approach in FLE (French as a Foreign Language) learning/teaching.
  • Co-author of the textbook: DELF B1 Nouveau diplome : 200 activités préparatoires, Collection Le Nouvel Entrainez-vous, published January 2006, CLE International, Paris, First Edition.
  • Co-author of the textbook: DELF B2: 200 activités préparatoires, Collection Le Nouvel Entrainez-vous, published June 2006, CLE International, Paris, First Edition.
  • Co-author of the method textbook for Professional French: Affaires à suivre, Hachette-FLE, Paris, April 2001, First, Second, Third Edition.
  • Author of the pedagogical and instructional guide for teachers in Professional French: Guide pédagogique Affaires à suivre, Hachette-FLE, Paris, Octobre 2001. Official Approval and special partnership of the Chambre de Commerce et d’Industrie de Paris. 

Research Areas

Professor Bloomfield's research interests include:

  • Project in progress : doctoral thesis in linguistics/didactology of languages and cultures, Université de la Sorbonne Nouvelle – Paris III. Provisional title and subject of thesis : « La problématique des identités culturelles chez un groupe d’apprenants de niveau avancé en français langue étrangère : le cas des publics étudiants étrangers de l’Institut d’Etudes Politiques de Paris. Etude d’Anthropologie Culturelle» . (The problematic of cultural identities within a group of advanced level learners in French as a Foreign Language : the specific case of foreign students at the l’Institut d’Etudes Politiques de Paris. Research study in cultural anthropology).
  • The strategies of use and the operating uses of the immediate environment for teaching and learning a target foreign language, within the context of linguistic immersion: the empirical case of the urban Parisian environment.
  • The creation of instructional materials in relation to the above problématique.