Teacher Profile: French Teacher Oxford

French Teacher Oxford – Celine

Celine, from Montpellier

Teaches French in Oxford

Around 10 years of experience

With Cactus since 2019

MA in French as a Foreign Language

Works as a translator and voice artist

Has been living in the UK for 6 years

How long have you been teaching for and how long for Cactus?

I have been teaching French for 10 years, and I started working for Cactus in 2019 in Oxford.

How long have you been living in the UK?

I have been living in the UK for a little more than 6 years.

What is your degree and teaching experience?

I studied English Literature and have a Masters Degree in French as a Foreign Language. I taught in the University of Guelph in Canada, for Alliance Française and the Oxford School of French in Oxford.

Have you ever worked in another field?

I work as a translator, voice artist, silversmith and as the manager of a restaurant.

Where were you born and what is the city famous for?

I was born in Montpellier, a sun-kissed city close to the sea and not too far from the Pyrenees. It is famous for its relaxed pedestrian city-centre and its “grisettes”, sweet made with honey and liquorice.

Is there a typical food of your native country and is there a special occasion when most families eat it?

“La galette des Rois” is a traditional frangipane tart eaten on the 6th January. In Provence, we prefer “la couronne”, a crown shaped brioche decorated with candied fruits which represent jewels.

Do you have any specific language learning tips?

The best way to become good at a language is to get rid of the idea that you are going to make a mistake and accept that a foreign language can make no sense at all!


I would love to count you as one of my students!

Au revoir et à bientôt!

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