My name is Emma and I am a student at Williams College in the US taking a year off of school because of coronavirus . During that time, I’ve been living in Berlin and practicing my German.
I grew up bilingual, speaking French with my mom and English with my dad. Having family and cultural roots in both France and the United States shaped my identity significantly, and the way that I access my French roots, traditions, family, and culture, is through language. I think this is what has made me so curious about language learning-- it is a chance to get a peek at other countries, cultures, and ways of thinking and living that would otherwise be hidden. Some things just don’t translate!
I took some German in high school and then began learning Spanish at Williams, but I hope to keep learning these languages (and others!) more deeply throughout my life.
Outside of language-learning, I love to read, do yoga , code, cook and bake. I am passionate about urban sustainability and climate work .
Language learning is a beautiful, fun, difficult, and rewarding journey. I can’t wait to start learning together!