Founder & Teacher
In 2012, Caroline completed a Master’s Degree in Teaching French as a Foreign Language, from the Université de la Sorbonne Nouvelle in Paris. She studied pedagogy, early foreign language teaching, didactics and phonetics.
Since she started teaching in 2010, she has taught students aged from 3 years old to 75 years old, from all over the world, in Ireland and in France. She has been teaching in preschools, primary and secondary schools as well as language schools. She has also been giving one-to-ones classes and prepared students for their Junior Cert and Leaving Cert.
Her students have described her as positive, motivated, imaginative, fun, dynamic… But above all, she is passionate about her job, and that’s why she created Rendez-vous français in 2016: to share her language and culture with you.
Claire is a French native from a small village in the Pyrénées, nearby Lourdes. Although she was born and grew up in France, she has strong connections with Ireland through her Irish mother. After working as a tour guide in France and Spain, she went and explored more of the world for several years. Her favorite quote is « With languages, you are at home anywhere » (Edmund De Wall).
Claire completed her DAEFLE course in 2019 (a certificate in teaching French as a foreign langage) and started practicing teaching French in Sri Lanka where she spent 9 months. Since then, she made the decision to commit to her teaching career and added the CELTA course to her curriculum (teaching English as a foreign langage).
She joined Rendez-vous français in January 2021 and her students describe her as fun, relaxed and very patient!
Pauline grew up in a small village near Fontainebleau (close to Barbizon, where the famous painting of Jean-François Millet “L’Angelus” comes from). After her Bachelor in English & American culture, she came to Ireland for a school year as a French Teaching Assistant in a secondary school in Kinsale. That was the time she fell in love with this country. Beside the fact that she was an asset to make French class funnier, she was also a good help to the 5th and 6th years to help them prepare for their exams. She renewed the experience of French Teaching Assistant in Italy the next year.
Pauline is a recent graduate of a Master’s Degree in teaching French as a foreign language from the Centre de Linguistique Appliquée in Besançon. She has lived in Toulouse since 2018 (therefore she is part of the “chocolatine” team and not the “pain au chocolat” team). During the summer she teaches intensive courses to students from all over the world.
She will be joining Rendez-vous français in September 2022, and her students describe her as fun, patient and creative !