I was born in Montreal, Canada, and lived there for many years. I now live in Hamburg Germany. By profession I am an educator, with a specialty in adult education and French as a second language. My professional experience includes translating from English into French for the Canadian government and teaching French to adult learners. I have also been an adviser to teachers and have written pedagogical and instructional material.
In the last decade I have developed my talents in writing. After participating in a creative writing workshop, I wrote an exciting memoir (in French) that has been translated into English in 2015 and will soon be available in bookstores in Germany, Canada and the U.S.
Baccalauréat ès Arts, Montréal, 1958
Diplomea in Translation from English into French, Institut de Traduction, Université de Montréal, 1959
Studies in Political Sciences , 2 semestres, University of Ottawa, 1962
Training in the Teaching of French, CREDIF, France, 1965
Linguistics, University of Ottawa, 1970-72
Masters of Arts Degree in Adult Education, University of Montréal, 1986
Coursework in Spanish, University of Montréal, 1959-61
Coursework in German Goethe Institute of Montréal, 1983-85
Translator from English into French, Hydro-Québec 1960-61; Secretary of State, Canada, 1962-64
Instructor for French as a second Language, Commission de la fonction publique du Canada, 1965-70
Writer, instructional content (idem) 1970-72
Pedagogical adviser, Ministry of Immigration, Québec, 1972-1989
Instructor for French as a foreign language, Universities of Osnabrueck and Hamburg, Germany, 1990-2004
Writer of "Passion et Dévotion", 2014, translated into English as "Tender is the Light" 2015, available on line through Barnes and Nobles, Amazon.com,
and others, also as an e-book.
Languages: I speakFrench, English and German fluently; I have moderate proficiency in Spanish.
Music: classical music, opera; jazz, South-American dance music; Quebec and French chansons.
Travels: I went to Ecuador and the Galapagos Islands. I traveled extensively in Europe and particularly to Germany, Norway, Switzerland, France, Italy, Spain
Food: I am interested in how food influences our health, I was a vegetarian for many years and I have experimented with many types of diets.
Reading: I read about spirituality, psychology and love. I was particularly impressed by and enjoyed "Eat, Pray, Love" by Elizabeth Gilbert
Meditation: I have been meditating every day for more than 30 years.
Chanting: I love to chant Mantras
Cooking: I love cooking, particularly vegetables, a beautiful opportunity to be creative.
Walking: I love walking in the woods, in every season.