Claire Frances, M.A., French Literature

Director, Center for Language and Culture Learning

Claire holds a Master's degree in French Literature from Washington University. She taught writing and French for many years before becoming the Director of the CLCL in 2019. Her interests include learning space design, instructional technologies, and peer education. She is working on developing opportunities for teaching and learning language and culture through cooking as well as incorporating the Global Seal of Biliteracy to help students earn a credential for their language learning. She founded Iowa Intersections, a multilingual community-based digital storytelling project. She is also the President of the Midwest Association of Language Learning and Technology (MWALLT). 


  • website manager (please contact her for any website updates in the DWLLC)
  • manager of Center for Language and Culture Learning
  • head of Spanish Speaking, Writing, and Conversation Center (121 PH)
  • supervises CLCL staff
  • manages DWLLC websites
  • Directed Independent Language Learning (DILL)
  • French oral proficiency testing 

Please contact me via email

Claire Frances

Claire Frances
116B Phillips Hall
Iowa City, IA 52242
United States