As a young child, I was fortunate enough to be exposed to a large variety of cultures, as our family moved through Asia for nearly ten years. Having American and French parents, and thanks to my travel experiences, I have developed a natural ability for learning languages and I am very adaptable.
After doing a Prep class for the Sciences Po school in France, I went to law school in Toulouse for 5 years, at UT1 (Université Toulouse I Capitole). After validating my first two years with honors, I was admitted into a selective law course (Collège Supérieur de Droit), which I pursued for one year.
With impeccable scores in English, I graduated from law school with a Bachelor's degree in private law, and a Master's degree in criminal law.
I have recently taken part in two different courses, “English law for translators and interpreters: Employment Law, the terminology of Company Law, Power of Attorney, Wills and Probate” and “English law for translators and interpreters: Criminal Law and Procedure” – both taught by David Hutchins, Lexacom Legal English.
My natural fluency both in French and English, as well as my being binational, have been determining factors in my choosing to become a professional translator-interpreter.
I am fluent in Spanish and speak German and Korean, although I have chosen to practice interpretation solely in French and English. I can, however, assist you for your translations in Spanish which do not require the use of extremely technical terms.
Furthermore, having studied law in both languages, I am qualified in legal English and French.
I have many passions, including animals, cuisine, fitness and teaching English and French. Throughout the years, I have developed a true fondness for passing on my knowledge when it comes to learning a new language. I know how challenging it can be to confront oneself to a new culture and profoundly enjoy the process of introducing my students to a new way of life. I personally adapt my classes to each student depending on their personal tastes and the knowledge they may have already acquired in said language.
I offer both individual and group classes. Please use the contact for if you would like to know more about my teaching experience.