Hello! I am M. Genet, a 21-year old French student with a degree in English studies. I am coming to the USA to be an intern at L’Etoile Du Nord French Immersion School to take a short break from my studies but also to discover the USA, a country that I have always been extremely fond of. I am very honored to be part of this experience and I am thankful to be able to share my knowledge of French with another culture. I have no doubt that this experience will help me grow as a person as well as develop my skills. Upon returning to France, I plan to study for a Master’s Degree in Education and become an English teacher. My hobbies include singing, playing video games and making digital art. This year I am working with Mmes Bolar Boly and Ananou.
Hi! My name is Mlle Oumiri and I am 22 years old. I come from a city not too far from Paris called Reims. It’s in a region named Champagne-Ardenne in the East of France. This city is very popular for the champagne of course, and also for the vines and the cathedral. I am the youngest of a family of three. I have one brother and one sister. Today and since 3 years, I have lived in Paris with my sister, her husband and their son. I moved to Paris for my studies. I just finished my bachelor’s degree in Sciences of education. After this internship, I want to go back to Paris because I want to do a master’s to become a French teacher in an English speaking country. My parents are language teachers, so I think it’s why I always wanted to be a teacher, too. I can’t wait to start this internship because I know that it’s going to be a big experience for me. I am going to learn a lot of new things, for my future career of course, and also for me in my life. I love to discover new cultures and new countries, and living with a host family is perfect for that. Furthermore, living in St Paul is a good way for me to improve my English. During my free time, I like listening to music, visiting, going out with friends, watching movies and mangas, going shopping, going to restaurants to taste different food, and I also like cooking. This year I am working with Mmes Stevenson and Rivard.
Bonjour ! My name is Mlle Thiéry, I’m 20, and I come from Angers, the most beautiful city in France. I just graduated from college, and I have a B.A. in English and French studies. I love arts and social sciences, and I’ve wanted to become a French teacher in the U.S. for more than ten years now, so I’m really excited to be an intern at LNFI. I also can’t wait to discover St. Paul and Minneapolis (not excited for the winter though). This year I am working with Mmes Handley and Rddad.
Hello! My name is M. Martin. I am 23. I come from the South of France: my father is from Marseille, my mother is Corsican, and I grew up in Toulon on the French Riviera. I come from a big family; I have three sisters, two brothers, and three nephews. I have a master’s degree in English and American studies. During my studies, I spent a year in Ohio, as a student and a Language Assistant. That was the time when I fell in love with the United States and with teaching. I loved teaching the language, with all its linguistic complexity, but I enjoyed above all teaching about French history, society, culture, and customs which I consider to be very important in the learning process of learning a language. I am very excited about this position in L’Etoile du Nord. It is a real opportunity for me to share my culture with younger students, helping them to grow up with open-mindedness and curiosity for other cultures. My goal as an intern is not only to immerse the students in a French speaking atmosphere, but particularly to emphasize a cultural exchange, by providing different types of cultural elements, such as French pop culture references, food, or customs, making their French experience as authentic as possible. My hobbies include travelling and the cultural exchange that goes with it. I am also fond of history, and art in all its forms and as a way of expression, especially drawing. This year I am working with Mlle Geimer and Mme Vang.
Bonjour à tous! My name is Mlle Thomas and I’m 24. I come from Lorraine, a region located in Eastern France, close to Alsace and the German border. I have an elder brother, Lilian (26), and a younger brother, Etienne (15). After I got a BA in English in 2015, I moved to Eugene, Oregon. I taught French as an intern at Charlemagne Elementary, a French Immersion school just like L’Etoile du Nord. When I returned to France, I changed my major to European law because I wanted to discover a new field of studies, but that’s when I realized teaching French as a second language was my passion. Since then, I have been a French and English tutor, and I recently graduated the first year of a Masters’ degree in applied linguistics. I am very excited about being a teacher intern here in St Paul, as I love teaching my language to kids and discovering new places, as well as new work environments. I hope I can help LNFI students and show them what’s fun about France and speaking my language. And I can’t wait to learn from them and know more about Minnesota! My hobbies include sports (fitness, running, hiking), reading, discovering international cuisines, spending time with friends, traveling, and more! This year I am working with Mmes Solachava and Tran.
Hello everyone! My name is Mlle Wereszczynski and I live in Metz, a city near the German border. I have been living here for 21 years with my parents and my twenty-six year old sister. I enjoy spending time with them but now, it’s time to leave my home town and experience a new life in Saint Paul, MN! I have always wanted to live in the US and I’m willing to become a French teacher. This year, I graduated with a Literature and Civilization of American and English bachelor’s degree and after the internship at LNFI, I intend to continue my studies. But before doing my master degree, I can’t wait to discover and learn what the LNFI school teachers have to teach me. It will be an enriching, challenging and unforgettable experience which will bring me a lot for my future career. Also, I can’t wait to meet all the pupils and share my culture with them. As a French intern, I will be glad to help them to develop their language skills. If I am not in class, you can find me on a basketball court or walking in the streets of Saint Paul and Minneapolis listening to some music. This year I am working with Mmes Scholl and Klein and Mlle Gagnaire.