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Koffi Amanoua, PhD

 Email: Tel: 337 706 4199


▪Devoted Foreign Language Teacher and Consultant with 20+ years of experience.

▪Able to work independently as well as collaborating with others, and use a wide array of instructional techniques, media, and technological tools.

AREAS OF EXPERTISE                 

  • Migration studies ▪North African, Sub-Saharan, and Caribbean Francophone literature and cinema

  • West African oral tradition and mythology

  • Language and Identity in Quebec Literary adaptation.


WORK EXPERIENCE                                                                                                                                           

SECONDARY FRENCH TEACHER - CARENCRO HIGH SCHOOL                                                                                        AUGUST 2018 – JULY 2019

▪ Designed relevant courses and materials to facilitate learning, developed speaking skills through presentations and role-play, provided study support to students in need, and worked cooperatively with other teachers in developing and sharing curriculum strategies

▪Managed classrooms and conducted lessons in a way that learners achieved 80% of progress in the attainment of the learning target based on both a pre-test and a post-test

▪Conducted lessons on U.S. foreign policy, economics, society, international politics, administrative, budgetary, and fiscal procedures and regulations.


▪Taught French courses from introductory to intermediate high, and developed students’ language skills and cultural competency.

▪ Provided learners with the tools they needed in a foreign language class so that most of them grew from a basic level to an intermediate level.




▪ PhD in Francophone Studies - July 2018 - University of Louisiana at Lafayette

▪MA in French - May 2015 - University of Louisiana at Lafayette

▪CAPES in English - June 1993 - Ecole Normale Supérieure, Abidjan

▪BA in English and French - January 1992 - University of Abidjan




  • Modern Languages Association (MLA), 2014 - Present

  • Conseil International d’Études Francophones (CIEF),2015 - Present

  • Centre de la Francophonie des Amériques,2014 - Present

  • University of Louisiana at Lafayette Alumni Association,2014 - 2018


  • Brûler pour la vie dans Harragas de Merzak Allouache et Sin nombre de Cary Fukunaga, in Nouvelles Etudes Francophones Vol. 34, No1, 2019

  • Silence et Résistance: L’Afrique Francophone et la Mobilité Postcoloniale Dissertation

  • La parole traditionnelle dans Le pagne noir de Bernard Dadié ou le passage de l’oralité à la scripturalité du conte, The Coastal Review: An Online Peerreviewed Journal

  • Langue et Identité dans les milieux populaires du Québec et des Antilles, Master Thesis


  • Nominated among the best teachers in Lafayette, Louisiana by the Lafayette Educators Foundation (LEF), 2019

  • Achieved a GPA of 4.0 at the end of the graduate courses towards the PhD, and 3.95 during the Master program

  • Represented the department of Modern Languages in the Graduate Students Organization

  • Earned 3 credits in “Méthode de Planification Régionale” at the Université du Québec in Chicoutimi (UQAC)

  • Completed an internship in the Department of Logistics of the Compagnie Ivoirienne d’Electricité (CIE)

  • Completed all credit courses offered by Chaire Unesco in Humanitarian Project Management

  • Supervised a team of five students for the American Knowledge Quiz organized by the American Embassy Public Affairs Section in Abidjan and earned the second place out of 20+ high schools

  • Trained professional adults in English for Special Purposes, Cambridge Institute of Abidjan, 2008-2011

CONFERENCE & COLLOQUIUMS                                                                                                                                                                                       

▪Corporalité et sens dans le silence et la résistance des émigrés clandestins d’Afrique francophone vers l’Europe, 20th & 21st Century French and Francophone Studies International Colloquium, Bloomington 2017

▪ Humour et imaginaire de la tradition orale en Louisiane: deux stratégies d’expression de l’identité des Cadiens, Contemporary French Studies Colloquium, Saint-Louis, Missouri, 2016

▪La représentation du milieu urbain dans la bande dessinée francophone d’Afrique: l’exemple d’Aya de Yopougon de Marguérite Abouet, Journée d’étude Francophonies d’ci et d’ailleurs, University of Louisiana at Lafayette, 2015

▪La parole traditionnelle dans Le pagne noir de Bernard Dadié ou le passage de l’oralité à la scripturalité du conte, Southeast Coastal Conference on Languages & Literatures, Savannah, 2015

▪ Abla Pokou ou quand la légende des Baoulés rejoint le mythe des origines, 9th Annual Department of French Studies Graduate Student Association Conference, LSU, 2015

▪ Identité et statut de la femme dans la littérature et le cinéma marocain: mutation et résistance au changement, 20th & 21st Century French and Francophone Studies International Colloquium, Baton Rouge, 2015

▪ Oraliture et cinéma: la problématique de l’adaptation-transposition dans Rue Cases Nègres, SCMLA’s 71st Annual Conference, Austin, 2014


▪Certificate of Academic Excellence, Black Faculty and Staff Association (BFSA) Award, 2015, 2016, 2017

▪Lafayette Jaycees Endowed Francophone Studies Scholarship, 2016

▪ Joan Cain Endowed Scholarship, 2014, 2015

▪ South Central Modern Language Association Travel Grant, Austin, TX, 2014



▪United Way 10-10-10 Project: Volunteer at the Scott Community Garden Build, 2019

▪Region VI Social Studies Fair: volunteer, 2017

▪University of Louisiana at Lafayette: Creating and (ReCreating) Your Syllabus, Graduate School, 2016

▪Lafayette Habitat for Humanity: Volunteer at the Restore facilities in Lafayette, 2016

▪ Festival du Livre/Festivals Acadiens et Créoles, volunteer, 2013


▪French: native language;

▪English: speak, read / write with high proficiency;

▪German: read with basic competence

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