Shureka Nyawalo

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  • B.A., French, Truman State University, 2004
  • M.A., French, Penn State University, 2007
  • Ph.D., Linguistics, Université Bordeaux Montaigne, Pessac, France, 2017 

Courses Taught

  • French 101
  • French 102
  • French 201
  • French 218
  • French 399

Conference Presentations

  • November 2017: Une analyse de la liaison après être et avoir : un cas d’étude à Bordeaux. Journées FLOraL-PFC 2017 Annual conference; Paris, France.
  • February 2017: Liaison and enchaînement realization in L2 and L3 French: Results from a reading task. CCFLT (Colorado Congress of Foreign Language Teachers) Annual conference; Loveland, Colorado.
  • April 2016: Schwa realization in Bordeaux French: A sociolinguistic approach.  Southern Colorado CHASS conference, Colorado State University-Pueblo; Pueblo, Colorado.
  • January 2015: A case study of Minnesota French in attrition: what is retained and what is lost. Annual Faculty Festival of Achievement, Shawnee State University; Portsmouth, Ohio.
  • July 2014: Class size, interpersonal relationships, and foreign language anxiety.  Summer Institute of Linguistics International (SIL) weekly colloquium series, University of North Dakota; Grand Forks, North Dakota.

Research Interests

Professor Nyawalo's interests include both L1 (native speaker) and L2 (non-native speaker) French phonology as well as classroom language learning.


Shureka Nyawalo (BA Truman State University, MA Penn State University, PhD Université Boreaux Montaigne) has taught courses in French at several institutions before coming to the College of Wooster.  After spending a year in Geneva, Switzerland, funded by a Fulbright grant, Professor Nyawalo began her graduate work in French at Penn State University, specializing in applied linguistics.  A native of Aurora, Illinois, Shureka Nyawalo began her studies in French in middle school and continued on through high school, through her undergraduate years and into a doctoral program. At Wooster, she will teach elementary- and intermediate-level courses in French, as well as upper-level courses in linguistics.  In her spare time, Professor Nyawalo enjoys exercising and spending time with family and friends.