I studied English at the Université de Bretagne Occidentale (UBO), France and was awarded a Maîtrise d'Anglais in 2000. The following year, I received a Certificate of Proficiency in English (CPE) from the University of Cambridge (ESOL).
Following completion of my studies of English in France, I enrolled on the Graduate Teacher Programme (GTP) in England to become a Modern Languages teacher in secondary education and in 2002 I received Qualified Teacher Status (QTS) from the Department for Education and Skills (now Department for Education).
Whilst working at secondary level, I became interested in the teaching of languages to adults. In 2003, I received a Maîtrise de Français Langue Etrangère (FLE) from the Université de Bretagne Occidentale and in 2004 I was awarded a Certificate in English Language Teaching to Adults (CELTA) from the University of Cambridge (ESOL).
I subsequently worked at The Alliance Française de Manchester and also at the Manchester Metroplitan University where I developed a passion for teaching French to adults in Higher Education.
I then joined the vibrant French studies department at the University of Manchester as a French Language Tutor and have been working within the French language teaching team ever since.
In parallel to my duties at the University of Manchester, I am also an Associate Lecturer with the Open University where I teach French to adults enrolled in online and distance courses. In 2010, I completed a Postgraduate Certificate in Academic practice with the Open University.
In recognition for my achievements, I was made a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy (FHEA) and a Member of the Institute of Linguists (MCIL) in 2011.