Hi, my name is Charlotte. I am from France, however my passion for languages took me a little bit all over the world and I am now settled in Canada.
My experiences in Europe, Asia and Northern America enabled me to share with a lot of people what I like the most: teaching and learning languages.
I did not grow up in a bilingual environment, however at the age of 6, I discovered in my English class that being able to speak another language, almost a secret language, was fabulous. From there, every time I had a chance, I engaged to learn a new language. This is how I started to learn German when I was 10, which took me to Germany a year after on a students exchange. I loved it so much that I went back every year for 5 years, and later studied there and in Austria.
After I completed my Bachelor in English and German, I spent a year in England working as a French language assistant in primary schools and that's where I understood that I did not only love to learn languages but I also loved to teach languages. I then decided to become a French teacher and completed a Master's Degree in teaching French as a foreign language.
When I am not teaching, I keep learning languages; I started to learn Mandarin when I was teaching in China and Turkish a few months ago here with Verbalplanet.
I hold a Master's Degree in teaching French as a foreign language from a French university.
I have worked as a foreign language assistant for 3 years in public schools in England and Austria, focusing on communication and culture.
Since 2012, I have being working as a French teacher in private language institutions teaching my mother language to kids and adults.
Learning a new language needs to be fun, efficient and fulfilling.
This is why :
- I use interactive tools, games and authentic resources in my classes,
- I teach French in French at any level (and it works),
- I personalize every lesson to make sure it fits to my student's needs.