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Rob Loach

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Division of Modern Language and Literature
College of Arts and Science



  • MA, French, Eastern Michigan University
  • BA, French, Bob Jones University


About Rob

Since 1984 Rob Loach has served as a foreign language teacher at BJU. Before that, he taught French and German for eleven years in a Christian high school in Michigan. While there he earned an M.A. in French Language and Literature at Eastern Michigan University. As part of his program he received Michigan continuing teacher's certification in both French and German. He also received certification in commercial French from the Chamber of Commerce and Industry of Paris, France, with honors (mention bien).

After teaching at BJU for several years, Rob started a University summer ministry team to France. The seven teams he led allowed approximately 70 students to use their language skills evangelizing in France and helping in small churches there. His paternal grandmother was French, but having his own feet on the ground for those summers gave him keen insights into contemporary French culture. Rob has also had the opportunity to teach a summer school course in comparative cultures at Hainan University in China the summers of 2005 and 2006.

Those experiences, as well as keeping in contact with family in France through Facebook and Skype, bring cultural information of great interest to his University language students. His classes are lively and sprinkled with ample doses of humor and learning songs accompanied by the guitar. Outside of class, Rob most enjoys time spent with his wife and their three grown children and their families. He loves outdoor activities which include tending a large garden and camping and hiking in the mountains nearby in North Carolina. He also enjoys technology of all sorts and has been an active blogger since 2005.