Diane Birckbichler

Diane Birckbichler

Diane Birckbichler

Emerita Professor of French


(614) 292-4361

100G Hagerty Hall
1775 College Road
Columbus, OH

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Areas of Expertise

  • Foreign language pedagogy
  • Assessment and evaluation
  • Language policy


  • Ph.D., The Ohio State University
  • M.A., The Ohio State University
  • B.A., Otterbein College

Diane W. Birckbichler is Professor of French, Chair of the OSU French and Italian Program, and Director of the OSU Foreign Language Center. She is Past President of the American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages (ACTFL). She is the recipient of Les Palmes Académiques from the French Government and the ACTFL Florence Steiner Award for Leadership in Foreign Languages. She has taught French at all levels of instruction. She was instrumental in the development and conceptualization of the OSU French Individualized Language Program and currently serves as its director. Her major areas of interest are instructional technology and digital media, curriculum and materials development, language testing, and language policy issues. She has co-authored high school and university-level textbooks and readers, including the second edition of Invitation au monde francophone. Working with her colleagues, Birckbichler has obtained more than $5 million in external funding.