Professor Ann Williams, Ph.D., DEA

Professor Ann Williams
  • Metropolitan State University of Denver
  • Université Lyon 2
I suspect that as you discover more about French-speaking cultures in this course, you will find all kinds of reasons to learn this beautiful language.

Ann Williams is a Professor of French at the Metropolitan State University of Denver, where she teaches courses in language, literature, and culture. She earned her Ph.D. from Northwestern University and earned a Diplôme d’études approfondies from the Université Lyon 2. In May 2016, the French Ministère de l’Éducation nationale named her Chevalier dans l’ordre des Palmes académiques, an order of distinguished academics. She received the 2013 U.S. Professor of the Year Award for baccalaureate colleges from the Council for Advancement of Support and Education and the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching.

Professor Williams has coauthored four college-level French textbooks. She regularly presents conference papers and writes on contemporary France and the teaching of French. Professor Williams has been involved professionally with the Educational Testing Service, including work as a test developer. Throughout her career, she has received several awards from her university and from foreign-language professional organizations. Since 1990, Professor Williams has been an actor with L’Alliance & Co., a French-language theater company in Denver.

Professor Williams is an energetic supporter of foreign-language learning and international studies, often using her own trajectory to show students how they can benefit from the experience provided through contact with languages and cultures that are different from their own. In her teaching and research, she focuses on life skills gained through language study: intercultural communication, collaboration, critical thinking, and flexibility.

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  1. Learning French: A Rendezvous with French-Speaking Cultures Sale

    Learning French: A Rendezvous with French-Speaking Cultures

    Ann Williams
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    Save up to $285.00 Starting at $69.95 $384.95 $69.95$384.95
    In Learning French: A Rendezvous with French-Speaking Cultures, you will gain a practical, in-depth introduction to a beautiful language. In these 30 step-by-step lectures, Professor Ann Williams has crafted an effective and engaging course that gives you the core building blocks while also giving you crucial insight into the relationship between language and culture—perfect for anyone serious about learning...
  2. (Set) Learning French & Learning Spanish Set

    (Set) Learning French & Learning Spanish

    Taught By Multiple Professors
    Starting at $669.90 Starting at $669.90 $769.90 $669.90$769.90
    Discover the splendor of speaking another language with this two-course set. Start by learning the essentials of a beautiful, global language with Learning French: A Rendezvous with French-Speaking Cultures. Then, experience the fun and practical benefits of one of the world’s most useful languages with Learning Spanish: How to Understand and Speak a New Language.
  3. (Set) Learning French & Museum Masterpieces: The Louvre Set

    (Set) Learning French & Museum Masterpieces: The Louvre

    Taught By Multiple Professors
    Starting at $504.90 Starting at $504.90 $584.90 $504.90$584.90
    France is known for culture and art, and you can get an abundance of both with this two-course set. Start by exploring the intersection between French language and culture to gain an advanced understanding of both in Learning French: A Rendezvous with French-Speaking Cultures. Then, take an unforgettable journey through one of the world's greatest museum with Museum Masterpieces: The Louvre.
  4. (Set) Language Families of the World & Learning French Set

    (Set) Language Families of the World & Learning French

    Ann Williams
    Starting at $669.90 Starting at $669.90 $769.90 $669.90$769.90
    Master the origins of language, then learn a new one with this immersive two-course set. See where language comes from and study its roots with Language Families of the World. Then, explore the intersection between French language and culture with Learning French: A Rendezvous with French-Speaking Cultures.
  5. (Set) Learning French & Latin 101 Set

    (Set) Learning French & Latin 101

    Taught By Multiple Professors
    Starting at $654.90 Starting at $654.90 $759.90 $654.90$759.90
    Learn to love language with this two-course set. Start with a comprehensive, fascinating approach language in Learning French: A Rendezvous with French-Speaking Cultures. Then, dive into an ancient yet immensely rewarding language with Latin 101: Learning a Classical Language.
  6. (Set) Learning French & Understanding Linguistics Set

    (Set) Learning French & Understanding Linguistics

    Taught By Multiple Professors
    Starting at $654.90 Starting at $654.90 $759.90 $654.90$759.90
    Understanding Linguistics: The Science of Language Take a practical, step-by-step approach to language with this two-course set. Start by exploring the fundamental structures and vocabulary of French with Learning French: A Rendezvous with French-Speaking Cultures. Then, take a revealing journey through the fascinating terrain of linguistics with Understanding Linguistics: The Science of Language.
  7. (Set) Learning Spanish II & Learning French Set on sale

    (Set) Learning Spanish II & Learning French

    Taught By Multiple Professors
    Save up to $591.00 Starting at $124.90 $769.90 $124.90$769.90
    Broaden your cultural horizons with this two-course set. Start by Learning French: A Rendezvous with French-Speaking Cultures, and then move on to Learning Spanish II: How to Understand and Speak a New Language.
  8. (Set) Learning French & Living the French Revolution and the Age of Napoleon Set

    (Set) Learning French & Living the French Revolution and the Age of Napoleon

    Taught By Multiple Professors
    Starting at $774.90 Starting at $774.90 $904.90 $774.90$904.90
    Discover the language, culture, and history of France with this two-course set. Start by exploring the intersection between French language and culture to gain an advanced understanding of both in Learning French: A Rendezvous with French-Speaking Cultures. Then, earn the full story of a captivating period in Living the French Revolution and the Age of Napoleon.
  9. (Set) Biblical Hebrew & Learning French Set

    (Set) Biblical Hebrew & Learning French

    Taught By Multiple Professors
    Starting at $669.90 Starting at $669.90 $769.90 $669.90$769.90
    From ancient to modern, get a rewarding introduction to some of the most intriguing and beautiful languages in the world with this two-course set. Interpret the Hebrew Bible for yourself with Biblical Hebrew: Learning a Sacred Language and master the core building blocks of French while also gaining crucial cultural insights with Learning French: A Rendezvous with French-Speaking Cultures.