Carnegie Mellon University

Christopher Jones

Christopher Jones

Teaching Professor Emeritus of French & Francophone Studies

Department of Modern Languages
Carnegie Mellon University
Baker Hall 160
Pittsburgh, PA 15213


Chris teaches courses in French language and French and francophone studies as well as graduate courses in language acquisition technology, and has published articles and textbooks in these areas. He also directs the Language Online project, which has designed and delivered on-line courses in Arabic, Chinese, French, and Spanish.


Ph. D., University of Massachusetts, Amherst, 1994

Recent Work

  • Hip-Hop Quebec: Self and Synthesis,” Popular Music and Society. Volume 34.1, February 2011.
  • “Popular Music in Quebec.” Invited chapter in Quebec Questions: Quebec Studies for the 21st Century (McGill/Plattsburgh). August 2010, Oxford University Press. French version to appear through University of Montreal Press.
  • Teacher Preparation for Online Language Instruction” with Bonnie L. Youngs. In Teacher Education for CALL, Hubbard, Phil and Michael Levy, eds. John Benjamins Publishing Company, 2006. 267-280.
  • “Language Online: Principles of Design and Methods of Assessment” with N. Ann Chenoweth and G.Richard Tucker. In Changing Language Education through Call. Routledge, 2005. 147-168.
  • French Online. Elementary French course for web delivery, developed in the context of the Open Learning Initiative. Project director, principal designer and lead author. 2003-continuing.

Courses Taught

  • The Francophone World
  • French Online
  • Francophone Popular Song
  • Rive Gauche: Jazz and Existentialism in Post-WWII Paris
  • Language Acquisition and Technology

Department Member Since