Qui suis-je ?

Who am I ?

I was born in 1972 in Sofia, Bulgaria. I received my master degree in French language and literature at the Bourguiba Institute of Modern Languages (now Higher Institute of Languages of Tunis) in 1995 and an MA in Teaching of writing at the Institute of Education and Continuing Studies (University of Tunis co-supervised by the Ecole Normale Supérieure de Fontenay-Saint-Cloud). My doctoral thesis focuses on the teaching of text and image pragmatic purpose. I started my career in 1997 as an Assistant Professor at the National Institute of Labor and Social Studies (University of Carthage) and the Higher Institute of Documentation (Manouba University) where I taught literature, grammar, language and techniques of expression. I joined the team of the French American School of Chicago at Lincoln park High School in 2007. I am passionate about drama, radio and journalism. At the EFAC, I run a film club.

Je suis né en 1972 à Sofia, en Bulgarie. J' ai obtenu ma maîtrise en langue et littérature française à l’Institut Bourguiba des Langues Vivantes (actuellement Institut Supérieur des Langues de Tunis) en 1995 et un DEA en Didactique de l’écrit à l’Institut Supérieur de l’Enseignement et la Formation Continue (Université de Tunis en co-tutelle avec l’Ecole Normale Supérieure de Fontenay-Saint-Cloud). Ma thèse de doctorat porte sur l’enseignement du texte et de l’image à vocation pragmatique. J'ai commencé ma carrière en 1997, en tant qu’assistant à l’Institut National du Travail et des Etudes Sociales (Université de Carthage) et à l’Institut Supérieur de Documentation (Université de la Manouba) ou j'ai enseigné la littérature, la grammaire, la linguistique et les techniques d’expression. J'ai rejoint l’équipe de l’EFAC en 2007. Je suis passionné de théâtre, de radio, de théâtre radiophonique et de journalisme. A l’EFAC, j'anime un ciné-club


Curriculum Vitae


- Teaching French Literature ;

- Teaching French as a Foreign Language ;

- Teaching business French ;

- Teaching image analysis and stylistics ;

- Certified IB, DELF and AP teacher ;


- Teaching in XVIII, XIX and XX centuries French Literature (Voltaire, D’Holbach, Diderot, Montesquieu, Maupassant, Balzac, Zola, Baudelaire, Apollinaire, Le Clézio) and civilization.

- Teaching translated literature in French (Sophocles, Tennessee Williams, Scott-Fitzgerald, Tourgueniev).

- Teaching francophone literature (Senghor, Laye, Ben Jelloun, Marzouki, Belkhodja).

- Successfully preparing students for DELF and DALF.

- Successfully preparing students for the French Baccalaureate in literature.

- Successfully preparing students for the International Baccalaureate, A1 Standard Level.

- Mentoring extended essays in French Literature.

- Possessing strong interpersonal, communication and computer skills.


French, Bulgarian, Arabic (Tunisian), English, Italian, Russian



Degrees :

Ph.D in French didactics at ISEFC – University of Tunis (expected).

Master in French didactics at ISEFC-Tunis and Ecole Normale Supérieure de Fontenay – Saint – Cloud, France (2001).

B.A. with major in French, University of Tunis (1995).

Courses :

Written expression, Lecture, Language, Civilization, Syntax, Linguistics, Art history, Literature of the Middle Ages, Seventeenth Century Literature, Eighteen Century Literature, Nineteenth Century Literature, Twentieth Century Literature, Discourse Analysis, Stylistics and Semantics, Introduction to Didactics, Discipline Consolidation, Theory of Knowledge, Evaluation, Fields and Subjects of Didactics, Didactics of Written Production, Didactics of Literature, Didactics of Grammar, Didactics of Civilization Integrating Authentic Audiovisual Documents in French Courses, French Youth Cultures, British and American literature, Italian Language, Computers sciences.

Other accreditations :

Member of the French Content Advisory Committee for the Illinois Licensure Testing System (2017)

Certification in teaching and evaluating DELF students from the French Ministry of Education (2013)

Certification from the Illinois State Board of Education (2008).

Certification in AP French and AP French Literature (2007).

Academic achievements :

Full scholarship for the undergraduate studies.

Award for the best academic achievement during the undergraduate studies.

Grant from the Tunisian Ministry of the Higher Education and the French Ecole Normale Supérieure for the achievement of the Master degree thesis.


Title : Teaching a pragmatic and stylistic approach of the advertising image to non-specialists in a context of French as a Second Language.

Director : Prof. Samir Marzouki.

Advisor : Prof. Moncef Khemiri.


Title : Didactic of writing expression with specific objectives: case of teaching the techniques of writing short administrative documents to INTES students of the section GES

Director : Prof. Henri Besse

Advisor : Prof. Mokhtar Sahnoun


September 2007 to present :

French-American School of Chicago (EFAC)

Teaching French Literature and preparing students for SAT, Advanced Placement in Language and Literature exams, the French and the International Baccalaureate (A1 Standard)

Teaching French as a Foreign Language and preparing students for DELF exams.

September 2000 to June 2007 :

University of Manouba, Tunisia

Assistant professor, teaching literature, grammar and linguistics to first and second year students of the first cycle (US known as “undergraduate”).

September 2000 to June 2007 :

French Embassy, Tunis

Teaching French as a foreign language to adult students from different countries. The course includes also civilization and cultural skills such as history, political orientations and cinema.

September 1999 to June 2000 :

Amien’s Higher Business School, France

Assistant professor, teaching techniques of expression, which includes rhetoric, pragmatics and business French.

September 1998 to June 2000 : Bourguiba Institute of Foreign Languages, Tunisia

Teaching French as a foreign language to adult students including civilization skills.

September 1997 to June 2007 : Higher Institute of Labor and Social Sciences, Tunisia

Assistant professor, teaching techniques of expression including rhetoric, image analysis and business language skills.


March 2000 to October 2012 : Tunis Hebdo

Working as a journalist in the cultural and computer pages in Tunis Hebdo, a tunisian independent weekly edition in French language.

September 1997 to August 2011 : Atelier Théâtre de Tunis, Tunisia

Participation as an actor in the following plays :

- Mohamed Marzouki, Jézia, l’Hilalienne (a radio drama, produced by Mohamed Louzir)

- Alberto Canova, Moi, Bertold Brecht (produced by Alberto Canova)

- Friedrich Durrenmatt, La visite de la vieille dame (produced by Alberto Canova)

September 1993 to March 1996 : Le Petit Théâtre de Tunis

Participation as an actor to the following plays :

- “Le bal des voleurs” (Jean Anouilh)

- “Mon Isménie” (Eugène Labiche)

- “La cantatrice chauve” (Eugène Ionesco)

March 1985 to September 1989

Bulgarian National Broadcast Corporation

Dubbing and recording of drama plays adapted for the radio.


XVII, XVIII, XIX and XX centuries’ literature



Written expression

French as a Foreign Language



«La déconstruction du personnage dans la chanson française du XXe siècle», presentation with mentored students organized by Pascale-Anne Brault at De Paul Unversity, Chicago, 2016

« La représentation de l’altérité dans la poésie et la chanson françaises du XXe siècle », presentation with mentored students organized by Pascale-Anne Brault at De Paul Unversity, Chicago, 2015

« Le renouveau esthétique dans la poésie à travers le thème du voyage », presentation with mentored students organized by Pascale-Anne Brault at De Paul Unversity, Chicago, 2014

“Le thème de la guerre dans la poésie du XXe siècle”, presentation with mentored students organized by Pascale-Anne Brault at De Paul University, Chicago, 2012

« Boule de Suif : la vision pessimiste de Maupassant de la société française de la seconde moitié du XIXe siècle », presentation with mentored students organized by Pascale-Anne Brault at De Paul University, Chicago, 2009

« L’innovation littéraire et thématique dans Antigone de Jean Anouilh », presentation with mentored students organized by Pascale-Anne Brault at De Paul University, Chicago, 2008

“Harold Pinter connu, inconnu”, presentation organized by the University of Leeds and the University of Tunis (ISLT), in collaboration with Tahar Bayouli, Mark Taylor Batty and Paula Kraft at the French Institute of Cooperation, Tunis, 2007


Enseignement de l’étude stylistique et pragmatique de l’image publicitaire à des non-spécialistes – in progress.

« Teaching Les Misérables in the Context of Social Romanticism », a chapter of a volume in the MLA Approaches to Teaching series on Victor Hugo’s Les Misérables (in progress)

« Comique et fantastique dans l’incipit du film Garou-Garou, le passe muraille de Jean Boyer, inspiré par la nouvelle Le passe muraille de Marcel Aymé », Oodoc, 2013

« La critique de la société de la restauration à travers la résurrection du colonel Chabert », Oodoc, 2012

« Tradition et modernité dans la chanson « Laetitia » de Serge Gainsbourg », Oodoc, 2012

« La tragédie dans la relation entre Blanche et Mitch dans Un tramway nommé Désir de Tennessee Williams », Oodoc, 2011

« L’univers de Tennessee Williams dans Un tramway nommé Désir », Oodoc, 2011

Textes et exercices pour le premier cycle de l’ISD – in collaboration with Faouzi Boubaker (academic adviser), Nabila Mami, Ahmed Mouelhi et Faten Somai (assistant professors), ISD, Université de la Manouba, 2003.

Didactique de l’écrit sur des objectifs spécifiques : cas de l’enseignement de la note de service à l’INTES, section GES, ISEFC, Université de Tunis, 2001.

More than five hundred articles in the tunisian medias (Tunis Hebdo and others).


« La critique de la guerre à travers un antihéros dans le roman de Louis-Ferdinand Céline, Voyage au bout de la nuit » (in collaboration with Louise Caffrey), School Docs, 2015

« La mise en place du portrait d’un personnage enchanteur dans Notre-Dame de Paris de Victor Hugo (in collaboration with Andy Caen) », Oodoc, 2015

«La réflexion sur la réalité environnante à travers l’évocation d'un monde éloigné dans le temps et l'espace. » (in collaboration with Myriam Driss), Oodoc, 2015

« La perception du rôle de l’écriture romanesque dans Le colonel Chabert d’Honoré de Balzac (in collaboration with Myriam Driss), Oodoc, 2014

« L’importance du dépaysement spatial dans la découverte de Soi à travers la perception de l’Autre dans Voyage autour du monde de Bougainville » (in collaboration with Mélissa Le Suavé), Oodoc 2012

« L’échec amoureux dans Un tramway nommé Désir de Tennessee Williams » (in collaboration with Maya Masterson), in progress