Chloe has a Master’s degree in French Literature from the Sorbonne University in Paris and a French as a Foreign Language degree from Paris Nanterre University. Her twenty years of experience teaching French and German in Europe and the U.S include work with individuals as well as groups of adults and children. Her passion for teaching French has been reinforced since she left Europe six years ago. As a mother of two trilingual teenage boys, she has a good sense of children’s and teenagers’ learning processes. Coming from an international background (German father and French mother) and having lived in London with her family, Chloe thoroughly enjoys teaching in the D.C. area’s international environment.
Chloe’s teaching approach focuses on the students’ needs and ensures that their goals are met, whether it’s emphasizing understanding or the ability to communicate in French and German. She encourages her students to converse in the target language from the start and to be unafraid of making mistakes. This enables them to overcome their fear of expressing themselves in a new language, thereby empowering them and building their self-confidence. Chloe’s teaching mantra is that any type of learning opens new possibilities and therefore should be enjoyable. She uses a wide range of creative approaches and activities to keep students proactively engaged and excited about learning.
In her free time, she enjoys playing sports, spending time with her family, reading, traveling, and listening to music and broadcasts in other languages.