ABOUT ME

A bit about me… : )

Bonjour! I’m Stéphanie, 40 years old.

A little girl with curly light brown hair, a red and white Summer dress in front of a big pink hortensiaI 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 GexCancoillotte) 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, 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! : )

Stéphanie.