Meet our Teachers!
Jade Marine Franco
Jade now has an auto-entrepreneur status (she has given lessons at home since 2017). Professional experience of FLE trainee professor at the Nice Language Course in 2019. Pro-professional experience as a FLE tutor at the Academy Programs Abroad (with Deputy Director Ms. Corbeau Sophie, co-author of the DFP training method in FLE). Professional experience also with the MômArtre Network in Paris from 2017 to 2018 (teaching via workshops in schools). Professional experience as a speaker in English for kindergarten to CE1 classes in the schools of Saint-Denis de la Réunion (from 2015 to 2016). Assistance in Preparatory Classes (French) courses in nursery and primary school in Marseille (from 2013 to 2014).
Peter is a British national from Cornwall in the south west corner of the UK. He has lived in Biarritz since Feb 2019. Peter specialises in English coaching from beginners to Business English. His approach is holistic and relaxed but he can also coach in a more structured/academic if preferred, he is very experienced in Toeic and prides himself on getting excellent results with every student. As a child and teenager Peter was a member of the British Surfing Team and has competed in surf contests all over Europe. In his adult life Peter was the singer/songwriter and composer with cult 2 piece rock band The Sea and has released 3 studio albums, played over 1000 concerts in over 15 countries. He has toured with Muse and James Morrison and has had a top 5 chart hit as well as being ‘Single/Record Of The Week/Month’ in The Guardian, Kerrang, The Times and The Fly. Peter’s music is used on TV and film throughout the world including BBC, Canal Plus, ITV, Channel 4, Channel 5, Warner Bros, ESPN, CBS, Sony, MTV, Netflix and many major brands for advertising. He has written for/with Bob Geldof, JamesMorrison, Sony BMG and collaborated with producers such as John Cornfield (Muse, Supergrass, Razorlight) and Pete Briquette (Tricky, Massive Attack, Glen Hansard)
I grew up in sunny Southern California next to the waves. After finishing high school I moved to Paris, France for University. There I completed a BA in Philosophy and a BA in Psychology. At University I was a writing tutor for a year helping my fellow students from a wide array of nationalities and diverse backgrounds to improve upon their higher education writing in English. I love teaching and sharing/learning new perspectives on life and I attempt to incorporate this into my pedagogy. I have a passion for life in all it’s many forms from science to poetry and how these two dance together. Joy is fundamental to my way of being and my philosophy on life and it is my hope to encourage others to live joyfully as well.
I grew up in Ireland and after completing my English Literature degree, I moved to France to do a ski season in Val Thorens. I loved skiing so much I ended up staying there for 3 years! It was during my ski seasons that I met my partner and we decided to move to Seignosse. I have been an online English consultant for a while now – I have always had a passion for teaching and combining this with my love for meeting new people; I decided to make my teaching career in France more permanent. I have lots of hobbies from reading books to sports such as skiing, tennis, surfing and horse riding. Best of all, I love taking long walks along the beach with my 6 month old puppy! I am an outgoing and friendly person who always enjoys going for a drink and having long chats with friends. I have an energetic, positive outlook on life and I hope to incorporate that into my teaching to bring joy and knowledge to others.
Ciao! I’m from Vicenza, Italy. In addition to Italian, my mother tongue, I speak English, and I’m currently developing my French skills. I spent the last ten years in the US, in San Francisco, and arrived in Biarritz at the end of 2019. After learning French myself at the Inspire Academy, I decided to start teaching Italian because I love their language coaching approach. I’m an artist working in photography, voiceover, and music. When I’m not working on my next project, I’m practicing yoga, trying to surf, working my way through new recipes, and indulging my love for art, design, and craft. Apprenez l’Italien avec moi!
Angelica Chacon Ramirez
My name is Angélica Chacon. Originally from the Colombian capital where I was a FLE teacher, I decided to come to France to improve my fluency in French. I have a Bachelor’s degree in Spanish, French and English in Colombia and a Master’s degree in Arts, Letters and Civilizations, Spanish course in France. Although I love my beautiful and chaotic Bogota, I have always dreamed of living in the country of baguettes and cheese. After gaining experience in gastronomic and starred restaurants, I decided to return to my passion: teaching French as a foreign language and Spanish, my mother tongue. The sharing of cultures, the nuances of languages and the creation of teaching tools according to the needs of each student are the points that attract me most in my job.
Learn and/or improve Spanish while taking into account the nuances of the language. Although there is only one SPANISH LANGUAGE, we cannot forget the linguistic variables between Spain and each Spanish-speaking country in Latin America. Emphasize oral and written production, as well as oral and written comprehension in order to easily establish a dialogue with a Spanish speaker. To practice the language in real conditions, in a café, a restaurant, to phone a native speaker. To respect the learning rhythm of each student, to see his weak points as well as his strong points in order to adapt his working method so that he keeps his desire and motivation.