On this page you will find the profiles of the teacher-researchers who work at the CLA and are affiliated to the ELLIADD research unit at the Université de Franche-Comté.


Cécile Medina

Cécile Medina specializes in French for specific purposes and conducts her work using the methods and theories associated with action research. She develops work relationships with professionals from different business fields (construction, hospitality, aesthetics, manufacturing, medicine, dentistry, etc.) and other researchers (sociologists, ethnologists, psychologists, mathematicians, etc.). She is involved in several projects, including teaching and teacher training for French for specific purposes (FOS and FLP) and academic French (FOU) courses. She is particularly interested in questions such as the feelings of insecurity experienced by both teachers and students when they communicate, training French-speaking professionals who work with non-native learners and how language teaching can help teach other subjects. See her full profile and publications here.


Sophie Othman

Sophie Othman’s research focuses on the use of technology in the field of teaching languages and how digital tools can help create new content and provide innovative language teaching and learning situations through online pedagogical interaction. After writing a PhD thesis on how technology can be used to train teachers, she was involved in the management of several national, European and international digital projects. By combining research, development and analysis, she ensures that both teachers and students can benefit from the latest technologies. See her full profile and publications here.


Inka Wissner

Inka Wissner specializes in foreign languages and French in the French-speaking world, focusing on comparative approaches and methodological matters. After graduating in English and French from the University of Bonn, she obtained doctorates in French Language (Sorbonne) and French Linguistics (Bonn). She is particularly interested in historical and comparative (socio)linguistics, in contact situations (European languages - dialects - Creoles) and field surveys. Her teaching focuses on comparing modern languages, French linguistics, the French-speaking world and cultures, plurilingualism, translation, as well as on French and English as modern and academic languages. See her full profile and publications here.