Colette Waldron

Colette Waldron

Senior Lecturer of French Language

cdw1@cornell.educdw1 Office: KLR K154 Phone: email only

Colette Waldron, Senior Lecturer in French, was born in Franche-Comté in Eastern France, adjacent to the Bourgogne area. Her academic background includes a degree in History from the University of Besançon, and she later majored in Applied Linguistics (Linguistique Appliquée) at the Centre de Linguistique Appliquée de Besançon.

Colette has been teaching French has focused her work on French language. She developed and is currently teaching an advanced level language course, French 3050: “Advanced French through Film.” She also completely redesigned French 3130: “Advanced French through News” which is offered every spring semester.  An active member of the French Studies and Cornell Abroad Programs, she has been nominated twice for the Clark Award for Distinguished Teaching at Cornell.

Having always wanted to be a teacher, Colette continues to be highly interested in pedagogy and enjoys developing new material to teach French language through different medium.  Using French films, newspapers, and television newscasts to analyze topics of interests to students, she teaches about French society – its current issues as well as its history and literature – and how it all can relate to other countries.

Recent Courses

  • FREN 1230: Continuing French
  • FREN 3050: Advanced French Through Film
  • FREN 2090: French Intermediate Composition and Conversation I