Romance Studies Doctoral Student Sandie Blaise Chosen for Duke I&E's First Graduate Assistantship

Sandie Blaise

Romance Studies doctoral student Sandie Blaise was chosen for Duke I&E's first graduate assistantship, and featured on Duke Today.  The project is designed to find alternative ways to develop English language skills among French-speaking refugees in the U.S.  Video tutorials are one such tool that will be used to help students navigate issues such as healthcare, education, and housing in the U.S.  

“This is another way to engage students with communities outside of academia and show them that language learning can still be crucial,” said Blaise. “It’s a much more practical use of language, it’s more active.”