I’m a Scot now living in Provence, with dual British-French nationality. I am passionate about language learning and intercultural communication. After gaining my languages degree at the University of Cambridge with first-class honours, I did my PGCE teaching qualification in French and German at the University of Cumbria. I have a DALF C2 qualification in French and I also speak fluent German.
I love teaching and have worked as a language trainer and teacher in Austria, England and France. My pupils range from 3 to 70+, and I have worked with private companies, individuals and in schools.
My first taste of teaching was at the age of 19, when I spent a year as a language assistant in Austria, working in a fashion school and with hospitality students. After my degree, I was a German teacher in Manchester for 5 years, where I taught pupils aged from 8-18 as well as giving private tuition sessions and organising school trips abroad. I also trained colleagues in the use of technology in the classroom.
I arrived in Provence in early 2013 and started to give private lessons and professional English coaching, as well as carrying out volunteer work. I work with non-francophone newcomers to Provence in order to help them access the services they require and integrate as successfully as possible. I train professionals in business English as well as giving one-to-one coaching sessions. I tutor English and German as foreign languages, and I also tutor pupils from the international school in Manosque in English literature. In previous years, I have run English classes for youngsters in summer holiday camps in Provence.