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Bonjour ! My name is Ms. Plinio and I'm very excited about joining the Montgomery family! I am extremely passionate about French, both as a language and its culture. I am able to relate to the student's viewpoint as a language learner, since I didn't start learning French until college! I received my B.A. in French and Foreign Language Education from Hofstra University and my M.A. in French Studies from Montclair State University. I spent this past year living in France teaching English, which allowed me the opportunity to refine my language skills and gain first-hand knowledge of culture.
While teaching, I want to give the students a judgement-free opportunity to explore all that another language and culture has to offer. I understand that learning another language can be scary and daunting, especially when you're afraid of what your classmates might think when/if you make an error. My aim is to make the students feel comfortable and safe enough to take risks with the language and to express themselves through it. I am delighted to have the opportunity to share my love, passion, and excitement about becoming bi/multi-lingual with students and want to help them on their journey of being lifelong world citizens! If you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to reach out.