I was Born in 1972 in Lyon, France. I studied history at the University of Lyon III and worked as a student's teaching assistant and administrative assistant at junior and senior high schools in France.
After that, I worked for a copy printing company before going to Japan for the position of French instructor and assistant trainer in a leading Japanese language school in 2001.
As I was able to teach a variety of students for about 18 years, I began to understand things that non native students felt difficult. I will listen carefully to the reasons and goals for each student to study French. My goal is to teach you fun and interesting lessons that also incorporate French culture and history.
I am very interested in history, and I read history books on various subjects. I also love visiting historical sites and museums. When I went to Himeji Castle for the first time, I was moved by the size and greatness of the architecture.
Discovering the lesser known anecdotes is another pleasure. For example, did you know that the first French who came to Japan in 1619, was François Caron? He stayed there for over 20 years.
I love cooking!
With my father who was a baker and a mother who loves cooking, I have been making simple dishes since I was a child. My favorite dishes are quiche Lorraine and hachis Parmentier (French style shepherd's pie). Recently, I have also been trying to make sweets such as apple pie and Lyon specialty fried food named bugne. That is why you will not miss French food!
Hiking is great!
I started in earnest when I was in junior high school. I discovered the charms of various regions in France by walking slowly. I also enjoy short hiking in Japan. The Kamikochi area in Shinshu was amazing. It's a sport good for the body and health.
It's also a good way to spend a wonderful time with my family and friends.