My Story

Fanny was born and raised in the Loire Valley of France. As a little girl, she already aspired to become a teacher, and she moved to the United States in 2009 to pursue her dream. She has now been teaching her native tongue for a little over a decade.

Fanny started her American journey as an exchange student at Concordia College in Moorhead, MN, where she spent two wonderful years leading French conversation groups while completing her Master’s in English Education. Upon graduation, Fanny was offered a one-year position as a French lecturer at Harvard University. While at Harvard, in addition to teaching French classes, she learned the leading language teaching methods from the most well-renowned experts.  During this year, she became even more passionate about language learning and teaching! The following year, she joined the department of French and Italian at UT-Austin as a doctoral student and French instructor. She received a PhD in French linguistics in May 2019 after completing her dissertation on French political discourse on social media.

With these combined experiences, she’s thrilled to lead #TeamFLC as the new teacher trainer and pedagogy specialist! Fanny currently lives in South Austin with her husband Justin and their two cats, Zumi and Willow. In her spare time, she enjoys baking and cake decorating, as well as exploring hiking trails in and around Austin.

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