About our Teachers ...
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Courtenay Bowser first fell in love with the French language as a young 7th grader dreaming of Paris. Though she continued studying throughout high school, it wasn’t until much later in adulthood that Courtenay truly gained French as her second language. In 2017, with a move to Brest, France in the near future, Courtenay began re-kindling her love of French through courses at the Alliance Francaise in Jacksonville. She then moved to the Brittany region of France for four years where she strengthened her knowledge and understanding of the French language and Brestoise culture. Courtenay believes language learning is a lifetime endeavor where one never fully arrives, but so much joy can be found in the journey along the way. New languages open up endless opportunities and horizons. Courtenay strives to create a simple, easygoing environment in her classes where every person can try, and try again, as together they explore the world of the French language and culture!
Marco Garcia Marco Garcia is a native Floridian who grew up in Jacksonville. Marco attended Florida State University and holds a bachelors degree in French Language and Literature. Over the years he has spent time abroad in France studying the language and culture. He additionally taught English abroad in France and South Korea after receiving his undergraduate degree. Marco has a passion for empowering others in their language journey, promoting cultural immersion as an effective way to improve language skills. He received his master’s degree at Jacksonville University and currently works as a speech-language pathologist for a local rehabilitation hospital.
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