A bit about me… : )
Bonjour! I’m Stéphanie, 40 years old.
I am originally from Cannes (South-East), i.e. I was born there. But when I was 3, I moved to Belfort, in a region called Franche-Comté (Noth- East), not very far from Switzerland, the land of forests (44 % of the area is covered in them) of cheese (Comté, Mont d’Or, Morbier, Bleu de Gex, Cancoillotte) and wine (red, white, rosé, YELLOW and a very special wine called Vin de Paille (Hay Wine). It is also where we make Peugeot cars and the French fast train, the TGV. Then I moved further north, to Strasbourg (in Alsace, also- a good place for wine, and skiing!), to study at university. After completing my studies in history, I decided to broaden my horizons by going abroad to teach and learn other languages myself.
I have been teaching French for about 13 years in Germany (Freiburg), England (London) and now in France (in Montpellier). I have taught all levels and all age groups in a wide range of settings including language schools, primary schools, universities (Birkbeck University & City University) , companies, public institutions (for ex: Her Majesty’s Revenue and Customs (HMRC)/ Canadian High Commission) and of course on Skype!
I have 3 teaching qualifications:
- International House Certificate in French Language Teaching to Adults.
- Metropolitan University – DTLLS: Diploma To Teach in the Lifelong Learning Sector.
- CertTESOL (Trinity College London Certificate in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages)
Why do I teach?
Because I love meeting new people from all over the world, learning about their traditions, cultures, personal interests or professions. I think I learn from my students as much as they learn from me.
I love following people as they learn a new language and, by doing so, achieve their wider goals (e.g. applying for a new job in France, talking to their French-speaking in-laws etc). It is very nice to help people progress and watch them become more confident as a result.
It’s a privilege for me to help students with their French. For this reason, I always try to do my best and go the extra mile to help my students.
A bientôt sur Skype! : )