Nathalie Guiganti. I hold a masters in language sciences and teaching of languages and have taught French as a foreign language since 1993 in secondary schools (overseeing French language programs and as a certified DELF tester) as well as in private firms and with the Université de Lorraine (CRAPEL-ATILF-DEFLE). I am in charge of the educational seminar of the Summer Courses. Since 1995, I have trained teacher candidates preparing for the CAPES in the area of foreign language pedagogy. I have been participating in the Cours d’Eté in Nancy since 1995.
I have also worked abroad in a number of universities, in Spain, Mexico and Morocco. I am currently teaching Spanish and have authored the book : Trait d’Union 2 (French for non-native speakers), Clé International, January 2005.
Liliane Magnien. I hold both a doctorate in French language and literature as well as a masters in philosophy. I have taught literature and philosophy at the secondary level and am now teaching at the Université de la Culture permanente. I have been participating in the Cours d’Eté in Nancy since 2013.
Catherine Pelletier. I hold a Master's degree in Germanic, Scandinavian and Slavic literatures and civilizations. I have written a number of articles in the area of ethnolinguistic studies of human and especially national stereotypes.
I taught French as a foreign language for 18 years in a number of different settings abroad. I held teaching positions in universities, private industry and in associations in France, Switerland, Luxembourg and in Brazil.
I am a speaker of English, Polish and Portuguese.
I have been a member of the team of the Cours since 2003.
Philippe Bruant. I hold a doctorate in Geography and am a passionate teacher, lecturer and guide of my city, Nancy. I spent my entire childhood and my teen years on Place Stanislas. In addition to all of that, I am a tour group leader for forts located around Toul as well as for a number of major battlefields of the First World War. I have also written a number of books about that conflict.
Last publication : La Bataille du Grand Couronné, Editions Gérard-Louis, 2014, and Mes guerres en culottes courtes Place Stanislas, Editions Gerard Louis, 2018.
I have been participating in the Cours d’Eté in Nancy since 1998.
Gilles Losseroy. Director of the Cours d'Été : I hold a doctorate in French language, literature and culture, and a certificate in Educational Media-FFL (CAREL, Royan). I teach Performance Studies at Université de Lorraine and direct a theatre company called La Mazurka du Sang Noir. I run theatre workshops for highschools and universities around the world, eg Russia, Brazil, Indonesia, Germany. I have designed an integrative approach using theatre in the teaching of French, and put it in practice each year in the theatre workshop of the Cours d'été. I started teaching French grammar and literature in the Cours d'été in 1988.
- Literary studies: see http://lis.univ-lorraine.fr/membres/titulaires/losseroy-gilles
- Cultural and FFL studies:
"Un été à Nancy : la didactique sur les planches" in Le Français dans le monde, 237, Nov.-Dec. '90.
"La Fontaine sur scène" in i Le Français dans le monde, 273, May-June '95.
"Théâtre en A.P.P. [Atelier de Pédagogie Personnalisée]" in i La Formation se met en scène, Centre Info, 1996.
"Le Cinéma en Indonésie" in La Revue du cinéma, 433, Dec. '87.
Michel Manel. With an MA in Geography I am a teacher accredited with the French Ministry of Education, and a musician. I teach highschool and also assess and mentor young colleagues who want to enter the profession. I graduated from the Conservatory of Music in Theory, Solfege, and Euphonium, and currently play euphonium solo in the Band of the city of Metz. I have taught Civilization, and French media and press at the Cours d'Été in Nancy since 1995.
Charles McCreary. I have been a professor of French (language, literature and culture) at Indiana University of Pennsylvania for more than 30 years. My areas of interest include French literature of the 17th, 18th and 19th centuries. I have been accompanying American students to the Cours d’Eté in Nancy since 1989 and am now teaching the translation course. The City of Nancy rewarded my fidelity in 2019 by giving me its Golden Medal.
Noémie Valerio. I hold a Master’s degree in Modern Letters and a Master’s degree in Classical Letters, and pursued a bilingual curriculum in French and English.
I have taught French, FLE and FLS in different schools.
Since 2018, I am a trainer and a teacher at the Greta (Education for Adults) in Nancy. I work for the French Office for Immigration and Integration (OFII) in the FLE, and also teach literature in high school.
I have been participating in the Cours d’Eté in Nancy since 2017.
Fabrice Sand. I hold a Master’s degree in French as a Foreign Language didactics, and a Bachelor-level degree in Italian Language, Literature and Civilization. I started working for the Cours d’Eté in Nancy in 2000 before living abroad and teaching French as a foreign language in places such as the Alliance Française in Monterrey, the Centro Universitario de la Costa de Puerto Vallarta, Mexico, University of Aberdeen, Scotland, UK, or the Institut français in Barcelona and the Escola de Idiomes Moderns de l’Universitat de Barcelona, Spain… Then and since 2013, I pursued my activity in France as a teacher for foreign students at ICN Business School in Nancy.
I’m back at the Cours d’Eté since 2018 and also teach French as a foreign language and « Français Langue Seconde » (FLS) in the framework of a didactic unity for allophone students in public schools. I have an accreditation for DELF DALF exams. I am fluent in English, Italian and Spanish.