olala ! French courses in Chamonix
Olala ! French courses in Chamonix
The book of my expeditions in the desert
membre de l'office de tourisme de Chamonix
Teaching a language is a great experience. You share much more than a linguistic knowledge. Facing students who come from all continents, the teacher must go far beyond words and grammar ! You are always learning from the others. Other cultures, other ways of life, other ways of thinking. I am passionate.
After having been a journalist in Paris, a meteorite hunter in Africa, a busy mother and a
managing editor in Chamonix, I returned to the University in Grenoble to learn the latest and best methods of teaching French to foreigners. Proof that there is no age barrier for learning ( actually, it's the best way to stay young ! ) and proof of my enthusiasm.
After some years of exciting studies, I graduated with a Master's degree in Language Sciences specialising in French as a foreign language. I am an official "corrector/ examiner" for the DELF/DALF exams of the CIEP (Centre International d'Etudes Pédagogiques).
I am a published author and was the creator of Le Petit Montagnard, a magazine for teenagers. I have been living in Chamonix since 1993, moving here from Paris two years after the release of my first book Crash au mont Blanc les fantômes du Malabar Princess, which demanded extensive research and brought me into close contact with the local population of Chamonix valley. Since then, I have continued to work on the identity of the valley. A very rich and fascinating story ... made by people coming from all over the world: mountaineers, scientists, businessmen, ingineers, writers, painters, moviemakers, musicians... all inspired by the highest mountain in Europe.
So now you know: I teach and write.. and enjoy the mountains of course !
Ultra trails, biking, skiing…
My latest book- released in november 2015-is a continuation of my first one, published in 1991. The first " Crash au Mont -Blanc" tells the story (and the mysteries) of the two Air India crashes that occured on mont Blanc in 1950 and 1966. The second book, based on new declassified archives, places the 66's one in the context of cold war and shows how important was one of the passengers. Professor Homi Bhabha was about to make the Indian nuclear bomb…His body is still in the glacier, with all the others...
In 2013, a box of emeralds, rubies and sapphires was given back by the ice. The treasure is kept in Chamonix, waiting that someone gives proofs that he/she is the legitime owner ! This is an endless story with suspense, adventure, science, treasure...