Joan Debrah

Joan Debrah

First- and Second Year Coordinator

1890 East-West Rd.
452 Moore Hall
Honolulu, HI 96822

Phone: (808) 956-4179


  • M.A., University of Hawai‘i
  • Professional Diploma (Secondary Education), University of Hawai‘i
  • Study Abroad, University Catholique, Paris, France
  • B.A., (French and Spanish) University of Hawai‘i


Excellence in Teaching Award, Presidential Citation, University of Hawai’i; Alliance Française and Mira Baciu-Simian Scholarships for study in France;  M.A. comprehensive exam passed with Honors; B.A., with distinction;  Phi Beta Kappa, Pi Delta Phi and Sigma Delta Pi (French and Spanish Honor Societies)


Instructor of French at the University of Hawaii at Manoa since 1986.  First- and second-year coordinator, pilot classes, TA coordinator.  French Club, Pi Delta Phi, publicity, high school outreach.  Resident director for Summer Study Abroad programs in Annecy and Angers, France, multiple times.  Work with Center on Disability Studies.  Committees:  Assessment, Equipment.  Speaker / panel member for TASS sessions (NFLRC).

Recent Courses Taught

  • French 101, 102, 201, 202
  • Immersion French 110
  • Conversational French:  311, 321, 405
  • Composition:  312

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