I’m Léocadie - you can call me Léo to make it easier - and I’m 31 years old.
I’m from Brest, Brittany. I grew up there, fed by the Atlantic Ocean wind and salty butter !
I studied philosophy, German and teaching French at university. I have been living in Austria and Germany and still continue to cross often the border for my work .
I have worked for two years in Paris for the French German Youth Office. It didn’t take long before I feel the need to go back to nature and to a more adventurous life.
Today I work as a freelance intercultural and linguistic trainer. Basically I help young people in their individual mobility projects and facilitate group exchanges by translating, taking care of the group dynamic in an intercultural context, and building bridges between people .
This job allows me to travel a lot and to meet many people. I’ve been on youth exchanges almost everywhere in Germany, in France, in Tunisia, in Senegal …
Writing that now, as we’ve been struggling with Covid for such a long time, makes me really nostalgic of being on the road !
What else about me? I love being outside, walking, hiking, enjoying the seaside, the mountain or the forest. I love reading, listening to music - my father is a musician - , spend time with my friends and play with my fluffy cat.
By the way, I have no choice but to present him: Oscar is very curious and gets sometimes jealous when I speak too long with my computer. You may see his face from time to time !
Learning a new language is a fascinating challenge. A language carries the way its speakers see the world and cultures are a strong part of our identity. Trying to make another language and culture its own means dealing with one’s deepest views on things and I find that just amazing.
As a language tutor, I feel like one of the many persons and events that will accompany you on this thrilling way !
I’m very happy to be part of the Chatterbug community and to be able to share the french language and culture with you as well as to learn from you!