Thompson Rivers University
Thompson Rivers University

Modern Languages History

The first language classes in our program were developed and taught in the 1970s at what was then Cariboo College. Over the years, the program has survived difficult economic times and continues to expand and grow with Thompson Rivers University.

Our Founders

Les S. Koritz, BA (Southern California), MA (California-Davis), French, German, Co-ordinator of Modern Languages 1971

Yves Merzisen, L es L, DES(Paris), DoES(Saarbruecken), PhD. (UBC), French, German, Co-ordinator of Modern Languages

Past Faculty

Micheline Pellerin, BA, MA (SFU), French

Brigitta O'Reagan, MA, PhD (UBC), German

Yves Thoraval, L ès L, MA (Rennes), French

Kelly-Anne Maddox, BA (Memorial University of Newfoundland), MA (Dalhousie), (PhD (Dalhousie), French, German

Sessional instructors have always been a mainstay of our program. Though too numerous to list, they have allowed us to diversify our program offerings and continue to be a valuable part of our faculty.