I am a graduate of the University of South Carolina and I received my Bachelor of Arts in Humanities with a focus on French. When I began studying French in High School, I had a desire to speak French as fluently as natives so I created my own methods for learning vocabulary and perfecting the accent. I worked with these methods diligently and they were so effective that in college I won the Prix D'Honneur in the category of "Spoken French." Today, many years out of college, most of the French people that meet me either think that I am a French native or that I was born in a French-speaking country which brings me so much joy! It is this love of the language and these methods that I hope to impart to you during our French Conversation, French Level 1 and French Level 2 sessions. I spent my junior year studying at L'Universite Paul Valery in Montpellier, France and have returned to France many times after graduation. Since then, I have lived in London and New York City, where I tutored adults and taught children French. For years I have been absolutely enamored with French culture and have participated in New York's Bastille Day events, worked with the Avignon-New York Film Festival, and gone on hunts for the-most-French-tasting-croissants-in-New York. A few facts about me: I speak beginner level Italian, I moved to New York City to perform in musical theater as a tap dancer and, I had a small speaking part in a French film with Gerard Depardieu, although I was not in a scene with him!