Assistant Professor of Teaching
Language Program Director (French)

MA Linguistics, University of Lyon
PhD Linguistics, University of Lyon

Stephanie Palisse joined the University of British Columbia Continuing Studies Department in 2009, before joining FHIS in 2014.
Her academic research focused on the discourse in interaction, especially language at work: linguistic politeness, gender studies, cultural differences in linguistic politeness, negotiation in work interactions, influence of work spaces, with an interest not only for linguistics, but also sociolinguistics, psychology at work and anthropology. She also taught semiotics at Lyon II.
For the last twelve years, she’s focused more on French as a Second Language and has been both teaching and training teachers of French as a second language. She has worked on teaching syllabi, student assessment, developing online courses (with Alliance Française and UBC) and has an extensive knowledge of the CEFR (Common European Framework of Reference). She has been working on adapting the CEFR to university context.



  • French as a second language
  • Pedagogy
  • Linguistics
  • Discourse in Interaction


2010, Analyse interactionnelle et comparative des interactions téléphoniques de travail dans les très petites, petites et moyennes entreprises, Éditions Universitaires Européennes.

Book chapter
2004, « Rôles et pouvoirs de la secrétaire de PME dans la négociation avec le client », in La négociation au travail, Lyon : PUL.