Pierre Capretz

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Dr. Pierre Capretz
Born1925
NationalityFrance
FieldsFrench
InstitutionsUniversity of Florida
Alma materUniversity of Paris
 
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Dr. Pierre Capretz
Born1925
NationalityFrance
FieldsFrench
InstitutionsUniversity of Florida
Alma materUniversity of Paris

Pierre Jean Capretz (born 1925) is an educator and writer, noted for his audio-visual methods for teaching French. A graduate of the University of Paris, he began teaching French in 1949 at the University of Florida and joined the faculty of Yale University in 1956, eventually becoming Director of the Language Laboratory and then Director of the Language Development Studio. He is best known as the creator and host of the PBS television series French in Action. He received an honorary Doctor of Letters from Middlebury College in August 1993.

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