About our Teachers ...
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Yasmina Etique "Bonjour! My name is Yasmina Etique and I am coming from Switzerland! Born in Morocco, I travelled around the world, and lived in several countries before returning to the US. I consider myself a citizen of the world rather than a Swiss citizen. French is one of my mother tongues and I have a real passion for it. I fell in love with French Literature very young and can’t seem to be able to pass by a classical or modern French book without opening it:)
I got my Master degree in International Relations in Geneva, my MBA in the US and I managed projects in Nonprofit for several years. I was also a translator and French teacher in the various countries I lived in. Among others, I taught French to refugees and adolescents in Geneva, school students in France, business customers in Miami, French immersion students in Toronto and the most difficult task to my five children.
I am excited to join the multicultural team of teachers at the Alliance Française and transmit my passion for French. Therefore, I love to customize my classes to the needs of my students. I will add more fun and educational activities for the kids, a touch of oral practice and grammar for the adults, more conversation and exchange for students eager to hone their communication skills, as well as a load of business terms and culture for my corporate students. A bientôt!"
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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