From the Pays-Basque (South-West of France).
What do you miss about France? Mountains, because I am from the Pays-Basque, in the South-West of France.
What do you like about the Netherlands? The
atmospheres of the beautiful cities of Amsterdam and Utrecht, and the Stroopwafel... !
Why did you choose to teach French?
I chose this job because I am passionate about intercultural exchange and I love foreign languages as much as transmission. During my
university studies, I had the opportunity to teach a wide range of people, of all origins and levels (Japanese as well as Brazilians,
Russians and Croatians, ...). I have also taught abroad, especially in the Netherlands.
What is your advice for a rapid progress? Immerse
yourself in the French language every day, even if it's just for 10 minutes, by reading short articles, listening to a podcast or
watching French series! Regularity is one of the keys of learning.
From Normandy, in the Netherlands since September 2021.
Why did you choose the Netherlands?
I am a big Europhile and after teaching in France, I wanted to go on an adventure again. When my partner was offered a position in
Amsterdam, we were delighted to move to the flat country.
What do you miss about France? The green valleys of Normandy, the Mont Saint Michel, its great beaches, horses and
What do you like about the Netherlands? I love bicycles, green spaces and the omnipresence of water. In Amsterdam,
you can breathe!
Why did you choose to teach French? I am passionate about linguistics. I chose to become a teacher to be able to work
anywhere in the world but also to be enriched by all these meetings about the French language.
What is your best memory with your students? DELF graduation! It was the first diploma for these students who had not
been a lot to school. They were so proud.
What is your advice for a rapid progress? Have fun! Use the French language in situations that give you pleasure: watch
series, cook, play board games, talk with a correspondent...