Part-Time Lecturer in French
B.S., University of Manchester, England
M.A., Université de Montreal, Canada
Graduate Studies (Education) McGill University, Canada
Agatha Nguyen-Tran teaches elementary and intermediate French at Muhlenberg. She also teaches French and ESL at Northampton Community College, where she has been nominated three times for the Excellence in Teaching Award by students and staff. She has served as an interpreter at tribunal courts and for various school districts in the Lehigh Valley, as well as translated legal documents from Vietnamese to English and vice versa for both courts and school districts. In addition to her native Vietnamese, she is also fairly fluent in Spanish and Mandarin Chinese. Professor Nguyen-Tran is particularly interested in new pedagogical methods for teaching foreign languages, and has attended numerous conferences in the area to remain current in the field of second language acquisition.