Meet our French teachers…Anna and Valentine
Anna has spoken French since age 7 when she first lived in France and was immersed in the language. She has spent a total of 6 years in France (in Paris, Brittany, and the Limousin) as a student, teacher, and researcher. After majoring in French at Bowdoin College, Anna spent 3 years teaching middle and high school French and then taught undergraduate French classes while in graduate school. Anna received her PhD in French Linguistics from the University of Texas at Austin in 2016, her dissertation focusing on French, Arabic and/or Berber language socialization of the families of women of North African origin in France. She moved to Salt Lake City in 2017 and will be teaching at the elementary level in the French dual language immersion program. She teaches classes with the Alliance Française, offers private tutoring and does translation between English and French.