French

The French Program offers a sequence of courses in the basic language skills of listening, speaking, reading and writing. On the intermediate level, courses are designed for specific needs: conversation, grammar review and literature. The Associate in Arts Degree may be obtained through the French major.

Courses

  • Claire Brossoit Hoffner Scholarship for Study of the French Language

    Claire Hoffner, a dedicated French instructor at SBCC from 1967 to 1991, established this scholarship to provide support and encouragement to motivated students who are studying the French language. It is available to students studying French in SBCC’s School of Modern Languages. Applicants must carry nine (9) or more units and be enrolled in at least one (1) French language course each semester. They must maintain a minimum overall GPA of 3.0 and be U.S. citizens. They may be entering, continuing, reentering, or transferring students. Recipients may use the award for tuition, fees, books, and/or expenses of living, childcare, transportation, and/or travel costs.  Scholarship applications can be found on the Financial Aid Scholarships page.

Laura Gardinali

Dr. Laura Gardinali, Associate Professor, French/Italian.
Graduate, Universita Degli Studi Di Bergamo; M.A., Ph.D., UC Santa Bárbara.

Contact Information:
Office H-316
(805) 956-0581 ext. 3458
Email: lcgardinali@pipeline.sbcc.edu  

Faculty

Renee Basile

Renee Basile -  Instructor, French.
Double BA in French and Spanish Literature and Linguistics; MA in Romance Languages Linguistics, UC Santa Barbara; MA in FLE (French as Foreign Language) University of Clermond Ferrand, France; TOEFL degree ( UCSB Extension).   

Contact Information:  
Office H-314
(805) 965-0581 ext. 2488
Email: rgbasile@pipeline.sbcc.edu

Annie Moynihan-Stillwell

Annie Moynihan Stillwell -  Instructor, French.   

Contact Information:   
Office H-314
(805) 965-0581 ext. 2488
Email: akmoynihanstilwell@pipeline.sbcc.edu

Christine Nivet

Christine Nivet-  Instructor, French.
M.A., Ph.D., UC Santa Barbara; M.A France Universities (Tours and Clermont Ferrand).    

Contact Information:  
Office H-314
(805) 965-0581 ext. 2488
Email: cnivet@pipeline.sbcc.edu