Dr. Sylvie Pressman, associate professor of French, native of France, holds a Ph.D. from the University of Paris-Sorbonne. She has been teaching languages in France, England, California, Colorado, and Massachusetts. In 1999, she published a book on Immigration in Massachusetts, and a guide for the French Massachusetts Test for Educator Licensure (MTEL). She has given presentations on Literature, Civilization and Language Pedagogy. Dr. Pressman has also been very active with Study Abroad, helping French Majors study or work in France as teaching assistants of English in French schools.
When she was chair of the Modern Language Department at Merrimack College, Dr. Pressman started a program for Teachers of Foreign Language Initial Licensure 5-12, approved by the Massachusetts Education Department. She has been involved in teacher preparation for many years offering courses to prepare teachers for the French or Spanish MTEL and creating a Graduate Institute for teachers seeking Professional Development Points and non-degree Graduate Credits.