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Modern Languages and Literatures

Barbara J. Harvey

Barbara J. Harvey

Lecturer in French and Education

Modern Languages and Literatures


  • National Louis University, Wheeling, IL
  • Masters in Educational Leadership
  • Illinois State University, Normal, IL
  • Earned coursework credits towards Master of Arts/Foreign Languages
  • Dominican University, River Forest, IL
  • BA in French/Minor in Spanish. Graduated Cum Laude. Studied in Fribourg, Switzerland.

Courses Taught
  • FREN325 Introduction to Reading Literature in French
  • FREN255 Conversation and Composition
  • EDUC422/522 Discipline-specific: K-12 Spanish
Lake Forest College, Lake Forest, IL
Adjunct Faculty
  • French 110
  • French 311
  • Supervising Student Teachers in Elementary and Secondary Spanish placements
  • ED 411: Standards-based Spanish Instruction at the Elementary Level
  • ED 420: Discipline Specific Secondary Instructional Design for French and Spanish, Grades K-12
Highland Park High School, Highland Park, IL
Chairperson for World Languages Department
  • Mentored and evaluated 16 teachers of Chinese, French, Hebrew, Italian, Spanish, Spanish for Native Speakers, and two teacher aides in separate language labs.
  • Developed curricula for department course offerings.
  • Coordinated staff development.
  • Lead articulation of HPHS World Language program with feeder middle schools.
  • Participated in building leadership council decision-making, school improvement measures, and school management.
  • Recruited and hired teachers and teacher aides.
  • Consulted on and edited a Chinese I textbook written by department Chinese teacher.
  • Taught AP French Language, and one other course (French II, French III or French III honors).
Classroom teacher of French V, IV honors, IV, I
Additional Classroom Experience
Bradley University, Peoria, IL
Adjunct Faculty
  • French 101
  • French 102
Wheaton Warrenville HS, Wheaton, IL

French I and Spanish II

Morton HS, Morton, IL

French IV, I and Spanish II, I

Park Junior HS, LaGrange, IL

Spanish and ESL

Heller Keller Junior HS, Schaumburg, IL

French and Spanish

Related Skills and Activities
  • Teacher Leader/Participant at TALL-IL 1.0 “Training for Assessment and Language Learning in Illinois” 2013.
  • AP French Language Exam Reader for College Board 2009.
  • Completed Rutgers University Teachers at the Louvre program MA course “Bringing the Louvre into the French Classroom” 2008.
  • Member of NNELL, ICTFL, AATF.
  • Certification: Illinois Type 09 and Type 75.
  • Led student tours to France, Spain, and China. Extensive personal travel.
  • Lived in Montreal, PQ., and Kelowna, BC., Canada.