Bonjour tout le monde !
Greetings from the city of Plön, in northern Germany!
My name is Quentin and I’m from Brussels, Belgium . I grew up in this international city and that is also where I studied for a master in International Relations.
I am 36 years old and I am currently working as a freelancer French teacher.
Coming from that international atmosphere, I soon decided to expand my horizon. I lived for one year in Italy (in Forlí, near Bologne), 6.5 years in Mexico (Cuernavaca, near Mexico City) and now in Germany (Plön, near Hamburg). As you can see, I love tiny cities! One of the reasons is that it seems to me easier to learn a language in a little city than in a big metropolis where English is everywhere .
Thanks to my path, I speak today 6 languages at different levels: French (native), Spanish (C2), English (C1), Italian (B2), German (B1) and Dutch (A2).
My main hobbies are reading and music. As for reading, I love SF. My recommendation at the moment would be Ursula K. Le Guin and the amazing worlds and societies she describes in her books (or to practice your French: René Barjavel, Ravage). As for the music, I love electronic music and I would send you there to my actual hit: Electric City by Bengale (French lyrics ).
I’ve been teaching French for 6 years in Mexico in a Swiss high school (I know it sounds weird) where I was also teaching (Mexican) history in… French (even weirder) and Geography (in Spanish). It has been a great experience and I can’t wait to connect with people from everywhere to share the beauty of my mother tongue.
Un petit mot en français pour terminer ma présentation : en tant que professeur, le plus important pour moi est que mes étudiants soient capable d’utiliser la langue concrètement, dans le quotidien. Si apprendre une langue est un excellent exercice pour le cerveau, la pratiquer, la vivre et la faire vivre nous donne accès à de nouveaux mondes !
À très bientôt sur Chatterbug !