About me

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Hi, I’m Anthony. I have been teaching French since 2007, which means that I have been teaching my mother tongue for almost 15 years. I am passionate about languages, different cultures and I love sharing this passion. I take great pleasure in teaching the French language and culture to those who want to learn it.

If you want more information about the courses, I invite you to visit the relevant pages.

If you want to know a little more about me and what led me to be a French teacher, I have prepared a nice timeline below.

See you soon I hope!

27 May 1980 at 3.25 pm

Birth

I was born in Vendôme in the Loir-et-Cher in the middle of the afternoon. My parents and my 3-year-old sister are apparently very happy.

27 May 1980 at 3.25 pm
1991 – 2004

English and Spanish at school

I have a passion for languages from an early age. I could have studied German or other languages but I think that knowing English and Spanish will allow me to communicate with as many people as possible in the world 🙂

1991 – 2004
Summers 2015 and 2016

Language travel to England and Ireland

First experiences abroad with English lessons and cultural visits during the day, accommodation in families… Good news: I can make myself understood most of the time! Yeahh!

Summers 2015 and 2016
September 2003 – June 2004

Studies in Madrid

First time I lived abroad, for a year of Erasmus studies in the Spanish capital. You never progress as much as when you live in the country… ¡otra cerveza por favor!

September 2003 – June 2004
January to May 2005

Studies in English-speaking Canada

Now that I’ve got a rough grasp of Spanish, I figure it’s time to improve my English. I study at the University of Regina in the middle of winter. Temperatures can go down to -52°C! At the same time, I improve my Spanish since my friends on campus are mostly Mexican and Colombian students. Double hit!

January to May 2005
September 2006 to June 2007

Trip around the world

I travel with a friend on all continents for almost a year, backpack on my shoulders. In the backpack there are a camera and a computer because we visit many local primary schools, make mini-documentaries that we show to the first graders of a class in Montpellier. In the process, we make these children aware of the importance of preserving water on our planet.

The English and Spanish languages are very useful during our trip. It is only in the middle of the Chinese countryside that dialogue is impossible. As Google translate did not exist at the time, we resorted to a rudimentary language with imitations and by showing pictures.

September 2006 to June 2007
September 2007 – June 2008

Life in Mexico City
Beginning to teach French as a foreign language

During the world tour I had time to think about a professional activity that would please me. After the summer of 2007 in France, I go to Mexico where I start to teach French in a language school and then in the high school of the Preparatoria Tecnológico de Monterrey. I love it! I prepare teenagers for the DELF junior A1, A2 and B1 tests and also teach adults.

Living in Mexico, my Spanish accent quickly turns into a Mexican accent and the vocabulary is also sometimes different. The Mexican culture is very rich and I am becoming richer myself… in experience 🙂

September 2007 – June 2008
June to September 2008

Passing through Sydney

My girlfriend at that moment is Australian and I join her in Sydney. My Spanish is useless but in English I have to quickly understand the Australian accent and frequently use the famous “G’day mate!”.

June to September 2008
September 2008 to April 2015

Life in Hong Kong
French Learning Café language school

Hong Kong is a fantastic place to be in contact with Chinese culture while speaking English. Many expats live there and daily life is full of encounters with many nationalities. During the first year, I give French lessons to children, teenagers and adults of all nationalities, in language centres, private lessons and also at Chinese University. In order to gabble a few words in local restaurants and to taxi drivers, I learn the basics of Cantonese. The pronunciation is quite difficult while the grammar is very simple. I only focus on the spoken part because the written part is really another story…

In 2009 I create with a French teacher friend French Learning Café – Enjoy Learning French! Effective teaching of French is obviously the priority but the aim is also to have a good time during the classes, which can contrast with a more sober traditional Hong Kong teaching.

This small French as a Foreign Language school rapidly grows and other teachers join the project. We create a learning programme with lots of audio material to help with the not always easy pronunciation. The courses are online and students can revise their lessons whenever they want from their phones (at the time it was really cool hehe).
I leave HK in spring 2015, as once again love calls me, or rather call me back to Mexico ❤️

September 2008 to April 2015
May 2015 – April 2019

Back to Mexico

I spent 3 years in Mexico City and then a year in Playa del Carmen, in the Caribbean, with Anabel who is now my wife. I continue to teach French in private lessons, in a fashion school and online.

May 2015 – April 2019
Since April 2019

Life in France

Here I am back in my native country. Living again in France is almost a new cultural experience as I have to get used to the codes, reactions and ways of thinking and doing of the French 🙂 But of course, no difficulty with the French language!

Since 2019, I have been working in the customer service department of a company selling sports goods online. I help customers with their orders, by phone, chat or email, in French, English and Spanish. And then at home with Anabel we speak Spanish and French. So I continue to practice languages with pleasure!

Since April 2019
From now on

What happens now?

I really miss teaching French so I’m back online to help you master the French language!

From now on