Michael Foster

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Assistant Professor

French and Bilingual Education

316 Alexander Music Building


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  • Ph.D. French and Second Language Acquisition Teacher Education, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
  • M.A. French Language Learning, University of Illinois
  • M.A. French and Francophone Studies, University of Notre Dame
  • B.A. French Studies, Wabash College 


Dr. Foster received his PhD in French and Second Language Acquisition Teacher Education from the University of Illinois in 2012. He has been teaching at Eastern Michigan University since August 2019. Prior to arriving at Eastern, he taught at William Jewell College in Missouri and at The United States Military Academy in New York. 

His research interests are in K-12 world languages teacher training, foreign language education, materials development, film-based pedagogy, and academic service-learning. He has published in The French Review and in other peer-reviewed publications. He is a member of ACTFL, AATF, MIWLA, and CSCTFL and regularly presents his work at their annual conferences.  In April 2020, he received a grant from the EMU Bright Futures Program to establish after school language clubs with the Ypsilanti Public Schools to help provide language teaching experience to future K-12 world language teachers. 

At Eastern Michigan University, he teaches courses in world languages teaching methodology and in French at all levels. He enjoys helping mentor future K-12 world languages teachers in the teaching practicum and during student teaching. He also serves as a member on the CAS Diversity and Inclusion Committee.