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Michael Boerm

Michael Boerm

Senior Lecturer in French
Faculty Sponsor of Pi Delta Phi 



One Bear Place #97391
Waco, TX 76798
Office Phone: (254) 710-6179 Office: Draper 158.05

Spring 2018 Office hours:
MWF 1:20-2:20pm, TR 12:00-1:00pm

Ph.D., University of Texas at Austin (French Linguistics), 2008
Thesis entitled Pourquoi ‘Pas’: The Sociolinguistics Behind the Grammaticalization of the French Negative Particle
M.A., University of Texas at Austin (French Linguistics), 2002
B.A., University of Texas at San Antonio (French and German), 1999


Boerm, Michael and Robert V. Reichle. 2012. Julius Caesar is My Teaching Assistant: Exploiting Cultural Assumptions for Pedagogical Advantage. In: Texas Foreign Language Association Journal 59. Vol. 2. 37-39.




- TFLA Conference, Austin, TX, October 12, 2012 "Strictly Speaking: Strategies for Teaching and Evaluating Oral Proficiency in French"
- TFLA Conference, Houston, TX, October 15, 2011 "Making the Change from High School to College Language Courses"  

French and German languages, historical linguistics, sociolinguistics, Indo-European linguistics, dialectology, French outside of France (esp. Québec), language change and evolution, Pidgin and Creole linguistics.




English (native)
French (near native)
German (near native)
Spanish (intermediate)

French for Grad Students I, French for Grad Students II, Special Problems in French, Intermediate French for Business, Elementary French, Introduction to French Linguistics, Conversation and Composition in Paris, Intermediate French