Senior Lecturer in French

Kirby Chazal teaches courses in French and Language Teaching at Boston University. She also coordinates the first-semester French language program. She received her PhD in French with a concentration in Second Language Acquisition and Teacher Education from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.

Dr. Chazal’s primary research area is applied linguistics, specifically the study of language and social interaction within the methodological framework of conversation analysis. Her current work focuses on second language interactional competence, as well as the management of digital technology and other material resources in second language classroom discourse through embodied talk-in-interaction. Her interests also include second language acquisition, second language pedagogy, and language teacher education.