Moustapha Fall

Moustapha Fall
Position
Assistant Teaching Professor
French
Contact
Office: Clearihue C230

Moustapha Fall received his doctoral degree in 2014 from the University of British Columbia in Vancouver, Canada. 

His primary research is on Second Language Acquisition and Language Pedagogy, but his interdisciplinary training in Francophone studies has also prepared him to study the impact(s) that socio-cultural phenomena have on learning and/or acquiring a second language.

Moustapha has always been interested in Language, as a system of communication, but also as a vehicle for cultural expression. His keen interest in speech acts in classroom and among various speech communities around the world has led him to produce books and articles on the century-old debate over linguistic interdependence between mother tongue literacy (L1) and second language learning (L2).

Moustapha received the 2015 Author Recognition Award from Southern Illinois University for his academic contribution to the University.

Specializations

  • Second language acquisition (French/English/ Wolof)
  • Pedagogy and language instruction
  • Literacy education (Mother Tongue Literacy & Second Language Learning)
  • Francophone literature and literary theories

Selected Publications

 

Books

  • Fall, M. (2014). Traditions Orales Postconoloniales: discours d’ouverture de Boubacar Boris Diop. Paris: Harmattan.
  • Fall, M (2014). Legacy of a Linguistic Crisis in Sunu Gual: Freeing Senegalese System of Education from the Shackles of Colonial Education. Germany: Lambert.
  • Fall, M (2017). Wolof Children in the Crossfire of a Bilingual Education in Primary School in Senegal (forthcoming).

 

Articles

  • Fall, M (2013). Du discours de la violence à la violence du discours dans Allah n’est pas obligé d’Ahmadou Kourouma et de la Plantation de Calixthe Beyala. Xalima Press, 10-56-65.
  • Fall, M (2012). Le français d’Afrique noire : problématique d’un héritage linguistique. Xalima Press,1-21-30.
  • Fall, M (2011).  From home to school: bridging the literacy gap in L1 learners of L2 in Senegal. University of Victoria. Northwestern Linguistics Journal,1-21-30.
  • Fall, M. (2001). Senegal mourns the loss of Senghor. Beloit College Round Table Press, 22-59-68.
  • Fall, M. (2017). The Non-arabic-schooled Children’s Early Failure in Decoding French Words at  primary school in Senegal: What Goes Wrong? (forthcoming).

 

Conference papers

  • Fall, M (April, 2016). The Non-arabic-schooled Children’s Early Failure in Decoding French Words at  primary school in Senegal: What Goes Wrong, Cuba.
  • Fall, M (March, 2015). Dilemne d’une approche pédagogique dans nos cours de    langue, University of Calgary, Canada.
  • Fall, M (April, 2014). Literacy Gap in L1 Wolof Learners, Southern Illinois University, United States.
  • Fall, M (June, 2014 Wolof Children in the Crossfire of a Bilingual Education in Primary School in Senegal), University of Connecticut, United States of America.
  • Fall, M (May, 2013). Re-thinking the Literacy/Orality divide in Language Education “Canadian Association of African Studies Annual Conference (Panel Chair, CAAS-Canada)
  • Fall, M (April, 2012). Legacy of a Linguistic Crisis: the enduring literacy gap among elementary school children in Senegal”, International Francophone Studies Colloquium, UBC (Canada).
  • Fall, M (February, 2011). From home to School: Bridging the literacy gap in L1 Wolof   Learners of L2 French in Senegal” Annual Linguistic Symposium at the University of Victoria (Canada).
  • Fall, M(March, 2010). La spécificité d’un ‘Codeswitching’ dakarois ou le phénomène d’un français ‘wolofisé’ African Symposium at the University of British Columbia(Canada)
  • Fall, M (November, 2009). The Impacts of Teachers’ Sensitivity to Students’ Ethnic    Background in a Multicultural Classroom” African Symposium at the University of British   Columbia.
  • Fall, M (September, 2008). Brain drain, Dead migrants and the Unsolved Crisis of Migration in Senegal. Presented at the African Symposium at the University of British Columbia (Canada).
  • Fall, M (April, 2008).  Bridging the Cultural Gap: Chippewa Falls/ Touba Toul. Research project   AF.R.I.C.A (American Relief For a Continent Abroad) presented at the Chippewa Falls Rotary Club  (United States).
  • Fall, M (November, 2001). The sky was heavy on September 11” Published article presented at the Beloit Fellowships Community (United States).

Workshops given

  • Cracking the Code: How to Motivate Students to Learn, University of Calgary, 2016.
  • Understanding Assessments: Design, Purpose and Outcomes, University of Calgary, 2016.
  • The Do’s and Don’ts of Teaching in a Foreign Language Classroom, University of Calgary, 2015.
  • Effective Methods of Teaching in a Foreign Language Classroom, University of Calgary, 2015.
  • Teacher-centered versus student-centered learning: The dilemma over a Teaching Approach, the University of British Columbia, 2013.
  • Getting Ready with your Teaching Portfolio! the University of British Columbia, 2012.