My earlier teaching career was based in Primary school teaching in Bucks, Leicester and Gloucester.

I began teaching French for WEA in 1998 in Gloucester.  The venues later included Cheltenham and Stonehouse.

I also taught French for Gloucestershire College for several years.

I have a great interest in the French language stemming from my French mother and French relatives.  I enjoy visiting France regularly and contact my French friends and family.

I keep in touch with French current affairs by reading magazine articles and I regularly watch French films.