Graduation Year


Document Type

Campus Only Senior Thesis

Degree Name

Bachelor of Arts



Second Department

French Studies

Reader 1

Gail Abrams

Reader 2

Annelle Curulla

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This paper stems from my positive kinesthetic learning experience and aims to delve deeper into the process of learning a foreign language through understanding the body-mind connection and its benefits. Divided into five chapters, this paper targets foreign language teachers and is meant to change the ways of thinking of traditional educators. It invites both educators and learners to exploit the body-mind unification, hoping to turn foreign language learning into a somatic, first-person experience rather than the more common rote method of learning from a third-person perspective.

This thesis is restricted to the Claremont Colleges current faculty, students, and staff.