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Laurine Leung

French

Laurine was born in France and grew up in Avignon, in Provence. She started her career as an engineer in microelectronics. She moved to the United States in 2012, and had her first child in 2014. While a stay-at-home mom, she volunteered at a French school in Washington State and enjoyed teaching French to children. She decided to move her career towards teaching French and got her French degree as a Foreign Language (FLE) in 2015. Mom of two young children, she has been in the teaching field as a teacher assistant first, then as a teacher. She moved to Illinois a year ago and is currently enrolled in University to seek her French teaching certification from Illinois State with endorsement for Middle/High schools. In parallel, she is thrilled to join the team at Bon Voyage, and cannot wait to meet you and/or your child(ren) in class soon.
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Holly Pemsing

French

Salut les amis! My name is Holly Pemsing and I live in the dynamic city of Lyon, France. After graduating from Portland State University I embarked on an amazing adventure and purchased a one way ticket to the south of France. After arriving in France, I continued my education and met my future husband, Matthias. We have built a life together in this beautiful country over the past eight years and are raising two young bilingual children. 

I have a Bachelor’s degree in Child and Family Studies specializing in Primary Education. I also teach English online to 3-12 year olds who live in China. When I am not teaching, you can find me outside—hiking, camping and exploring nature with my two sons. I have taught English through different learning techniques including volunteering at a French High School, private English lessons, and a specialty language school. 

I love teaching and sharing the gift of language with children and would be delighted to be your child’s French teacher. I welcome your family to discover French life and culture that I get to live everyday.

Merci
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Caroline Brachet

French and Spanish

I was raised in France, spent the first 5 years of my professional life in Spain, and have now been living in California for 6 years. I am a certified teacher in France. I enjoy teaching French at all ages and levels, and I particularly love introducing my students to the beautiful and fun aspects of French and Francophone cultures: songs, art, gastronomy, and more.
I speak Spanish fluently and am very familiar with Spanish culture. I also spent a semester in Ecuador and Peru and love traveling to Mexico, especially off the beaten path. Speaking Spanish is one of my passions and I hope to share it!
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Megan Padden-Shin

French and Spanish

Megan began her educational career as a college level French and Spanish tutor in 2005. Megan has since spent over a decade in the field of education. She has taught middle school and high school level English classes and even designed curriculum for a number of SAT prep courses. Megan has Bachelor of the Arts in English with a double minor in French and Spanish from Westfield State University and a Master of Science in Education from Walden University.

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Morgane Réto

French

Bonjour à tous !

My name is Morgane Réto, I am French and I grew up in Brittany in the northwest of France. Since July 2018, I moved with my family in Greenville, in South Carolina for an amazing experience. I have two children, my daughter is 7 and my son is 5.
I worked for an international company for ten years in supply chain and logistics. After that I decided to follow my passion which is to teach, to share knowledge with people. So I decided to come back to school and I got another Master degree in Elementary Education in 2017. In French, I was in charge of a Kindergarten classroom.

Since I arrived in the United-States, I teach French as a volunteer in an American Public School, in an international association and I do private French lessons. I love sharing, explaining the French culture and proposing activities where we can have fun and we can learn in the same time.

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Sheng-Ping Wang

Chinese

大家好! Greetings!

My name is Sheng-Ping Wang and I am excited to join Bon Voyage World Languages Academy as a Mandarin/Chinese teacher. I was born in Taiwan, grown up in Keelung and went to college in Taipei. I have Bachelor’s degree in Education (specialized in Music Education) from University of Taipei and a Graduate Certificate (Master credits) from U of Maryland, Baltimore County.

I was a certified teacher in Taiwan. As a home room teacher at elementary school, I taught Chinese daily along with other subjects. I and my family have lived in US for 13 years now and I also have years teaching experience in states. I start as an assistant teacher in pre-k classrooms then become a lead teacher in kindergarten enrichment programs as well as a lead staff in K-5 after school programs.

I and my family love to travel. We have visited France, Germany, Prague, London, and Oxford during summer vacations. In order to learn more new things from the world, I and my daughter also study French with Madame Porter in Bon Voyage World Languages Academy. In my spare time, I enjoy working closely with local musicians as a piano accompanist and share homemade recipes on my own blog and cooking websites.

Looking forward to working with you!

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Holly Lyons

Spanish

¡Hola! My name is Holly Lyons and I currently live in Las Vegas, Nevada. I am very excited to be teaching Spanish at Bon Voyage after teaching Spanish and ESL to ages 5-65 in a variety of settings for the past decade. 
 
My Bachelor’s degree is in Spanish for International Service and I have a Master’s in Second Language Acquisition. I learned Spanish in Peru, where I lived as an exchange student, when I took a gap year between high school and college. I am still very close with my host families and I have since made nine trips back to Peru. I also spent a semester studying abroad in Queretaro, Mexico.
 
I love to travel and I have visited over thirty countries. My goal is to visit every Spanish-speaking country (I only have a handful left). In addition to living in Peru, I also lived on various islands of Micronesia, in the Pacific Ocean, where I taught English. 
 
I look forward to working with you and sharing the Spanish language and Hispanic culture with you! ¡Buena suerte!
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Julia Ullmann

French, Spanish, Russian

Julia Ullmann is a foreign language teacher in Osceola County, FL, and in K12. She loves reading, walking outside and doing yoga. She loves traveling and learning new things. Her passion is technology in education and world languages. She is using a student-centered activities, digital resources, and authentic materials to promote student learning and engagement. She is interested in student-centered technology, collaboration, real-life tasks and global mindset.

She lives in Orlando, Florida, with her husband Gary, six year old daughter Ava and dog Wesley.

 

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Jean-Simon Dubois

German

I’m 30 years old and I’m from Québec, Canada.

I studied German at the Université de Montreal and at the Freie Universität Berlin and I had the chance and the pleasure to live one year in Berlin, Germany! I went few times to visit Germany and everytime I learned something new about the language, the people and the culture!

I decided to become a German teacher to show my passion about the german language and culture to the world!!

It will be my pleasure to teach you and share about my knowledge!

See you and Prost!!

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Patricia Gaillot

French

Bonjour a tous! My name is Patricia Gaillot, I am a French native teacher, born and raised in Paris, France. In my family, we always used to teach French and we love to share our French culture. After being a graduate in France, I became a journalist-reporter, mostly for French TV and a TV co-host.

 

I have 2 children of 12 and 15 years old, and we all decided to move to the United States 8 years ago to live our American Dream! Apart from sending reports for French TV, I started to give French lessons to adults and children, on one-on-one and online. I am so proud and pleased since then to share my passion for the French language with students from all over the world.

I am also a French Theater teacher for a well-known summer camp in Los Angeles every summer with children since 3 years.

I am extremely happy to join the team enthusiastic Bon Voyage team and I can’t wait to share this beautiful language, with you to help you to speak French fluently with confidence.

 

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Emma Recher

French and Latin

I am a French registered dietitian who taught Biology, Nutrition & French in Elementary & High Schools in France for over a decade. We moved to Santa Barbara in California 4 years ago and I am happy to be back at teaching!

I’ve been raised bilingual French & Spanish and learnt English later when I came to live in Los Angeles in the 90’s. I am the proud Mom of three bilingual children (almost trilingual actually!) and understand how important it is to learn and speak more than one language. I am excited to join Madame Porter’s great team of teachers!

 

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Sabrina Carlin

German, Japanese, French

Bonjour, Guten Tag, Konnichiwa!

My name is Sabrina Carlin and I teach French, German and beginner level Japanese. I am a native speaker of English who has always had a keen interest in other cultures and languages. I have a B.A. in French and Secondary Education from Washington State University with a minor in German.  I spent a year on exchange at Charles de Gaulle III in Lille, France and later I spent two summers in Nice, France while pursuing my  Master’s of Education with a special emphasis in French from Eastern Washington University. I have travelled around Germany a few times and my family and I got to spend time there (and attend a match) during the 2006 World Cup season!

My love of travel and languages also extends to Asia. I was a participant on the Japan Exchange and Teaching (JET) Program from 1995-1998.  I taught as an Assistant Language Teacher in several Japanese public elementary and junior high schools in Chiba Prefecture Japan. 7 years later, I moved back to Tokyo, Japan for about 18 months where I taught a variety of subjects at an all-girls international school.

I have taught in the Snoqualmie and Issaquah School districts, and for the last ten years, I have been teaching French, German and World Languages Survey classes for public online schools in Washington State. I have three daughters and the youngest is now in kindergarten. We love to ski, camp, international cuisine and exploring beaches. I love helping others pursue their language learning dreams!

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Ryan Green

Italian, French, Spanish

Ciao!
My name is Ryan Green and I am the  Italian teacher here at Bon Voyage and I grew up around Italian as my mother’s side of the family is Italian-American. I studied languages at The Ohio State University and graduated with a BA in French, Italian and Spanish. Afterwards, I received a master’s degree in education (also from OSU) and my first teaching license. I have had the opportunity to study in Paris and in Rome, as well as to travel extensively in Spain. I enjoy going back to Italy as much as I can to sightsee, eat the food and to visit my family that I still have contact with over there! I look forward to working with you soon.
A presto!