Bonjour! I am Cécile Lainé, a French teacher who is passionate about growing alongside her students. After years of working in the corporate world, I decided to follow my heart, get my Master of Education, and make the jump as a World Language teacher; I never looked back! I am finally where I belong professionally: surrounded by young hearts and minds, and professionals who care for them (that’s you).
I love telling stories to my students, watching their confidence grow along their language skills, but also their understanding, appreciation, and respect for the diverse francophone cultures. I have taught in many different settings over the past decade, including a year teaching Elementary and another year teaching at an all-girls independent school. Mostly, I have been a public middle and high school teacher.
I am very involved in coaching and training World Language teachers at the local, regional, and national level, helping authors publish comprehensible books in French, publishing a monthly newsletter for students learning French, and blogging regularly about teaching for proficiency using stories. I have also recently published a language reader!
If you are located in the Southeast US (TN, KY, GA, AL) and are looking for training and mentorship as you seek to transition to an input-based classroom and/or strengthen the kind of input that you are already providing your students, I would be honored to help you achieve your goals.
I look forward to working with you!