University of Calgary

Francis Apasu

  • Doctoral Student

About Me

I was born in Volta Region (Ghana) but I grew up and attended basic and high schools in Republic of Togo where French is official language. Thus, I developed a keen interest for French language since my childhood. I fluently speak Ewe, English, French and basic German.

I obtained a Bachelor of Arts (French Education) from University of Education, Winneba, in Ghana (2014). Due to the motivation of my linguistics lecturers at the undergraduate level, I have become very passionate to become a researcher and professor in Applied Linguistics. My passion to broaden my academic horizons and learn about other cultures has motivated me to pursue a Master of Arts program in French at University of Calgary (2017-2018). Having experienced and enjoyed the multicultural and diversified school environment as a student, coupled with the good reputation of the school in terms of research, teaching, and professional training, I have decided to continue with a PhD program in Applied Linguistics (French) in the same school. Fortunately, I have been offered the admission with a funding effective from 2019-2020 Fall academic year.

My potential areas of research may include, but are not limited to, morpho-syntax, second language acquisition, and language and identity. During my leisure time, I listen to Gospel music and watch football. My favorite movies are Nigerian movies, and the novel I like most is Candide by Voltaire. I also love teaching, traveling, and hanging out with friends and families at countryside.

My supervisor is Dr. Ozouf Amedegnato.


Currently Teaching

Not currently teaching any courses.

Current Studies

  • Doctoral Student
    Degree: Doctor of Philosophy
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