I’m originally from New Hampshire, USA. I started learning French back in 1987 when I was in the seventh grade. From the very start I instantly fell in love with the French language.
In my second year the teacher saw that I was advancing rapidly and I became the teacher’s pet with the nickname, “Frisé“, which means curly in French.
At that time that I began “thinking” in French. I discovered what I consider to be the golden key to learning foreign language: Incorporate the new words into my thinking. By doing this I gained the ability to speak without having to translate first.
In the following years I really got into improving my French. I practiced with French-speaking tourists from Quebec and watched lots of French movies.
In the tenth grade I met some exchange students and got the idea of going to France myself. My parents agreed and I spent my junior year in a high school in northern France. There I worked towards my goal of speaking French without an accent. I had a very supportive host family and am forever grateful.
After high school I went to McGill University in Montreal, Canada. There I spoke French every day for four years. I took several university courses with native speakers and enjoyed the challenge. I surrounded myself by French and really had an amazing time!
After university I followed a different path and became a stock broker in Taiwan. Then, at the beginning of 2013 I started teaching French online via Skype. I currently live on the beautiful island of Martha’s Vineyard in the USA and have now taught students from all over the world. I truly love teaching French would be delighted to have you as my student!
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