I like playing my guitar and singing, rowing, and reading.
I’d love to have a job that allows me to travel and sing as often as possible.
Favourite way to practice French
Most of my classes at Glendon College are in French, and I speak French with my mother, who is Franco-Ontarian. I alternate French and English books when I read, I speak to my cats in French, and now I work in French too!
Favourite French expression
Favourite Francophone artists
Coeur de pirate, Pierre Lapointe, Françoiz Breut, Malajube
How Michelle arrived at French for the Future
Michelle comes from Kincardine, Ontario, where she studied in French Immersion up to grade 8. In high school, she went on exchange to Nice, France, for three months. She moved to Toronto when she was 18, to attend the Randolph Academy for the Performing Arts. After several years of working within the music and film industries, Michelle came to realize the value of being bilingual and decided to change career paths to become a French teacher. She now attends Glendon College, York University’s bilingual campus, where she is pursuing a specialized Bachelor of Arts in French Studies, as well as a Bachelor of Education through Glendon’s French Concurrent Education Program.
Through her studies, Michelle did a community placement at French for the Future for several months, during which she realized she shared a passion for French with everyone in the office! It is with great pleasure that she now joins the team at French for the Future.