• Passionate, creative, dynamic, autonomous, able to work in a team and to adapt rapidly.
  • Ability to evaluate students' specific needs.
  • Experimented in educational materials development, and placement and assessment tests creation (written and oral).
  • Used and integrated new technologies (multimedia classroom: SMART BOARD; multi-plug cassette players; audio-lab; webCT).
  • Organised cultural activities aimed at adults from different nationalities and French levels.


  • An oral comprehension method for beginners
  • Creation of a website aimed at FFL/FSL learners and teachers:


  • 2006-2008 SA Audit01 (Oyonnax, France)
    - Keyboard operator
  • November 2007 Institut Linguistique Adenet (Montpellier, France)
    - Teacher of French as a foreign language - Private lessons
  • 2001-2004 McGill University (Montreal, QC, Canada)
    - Teacher of French as a foreign/second language
    - Teacher assistant
    - Cultural activities coordinator
  • 2002-2003 "House of friendship" (Montreal, Canada)
    - Teacher of French as a foreign/second language at the "House of friendship", an NGO which provides services to isolated individuals and families (newly arrived refugees/asylum seekers) as they begin their new lives in Canada.
  • 1999 Western Carolina University (Cullowhee, NC, USA)
    - Apprentice teacher
    - Tutor of French as a foreign language
    - Recipient of the Excellency in Learning Award


  • 2003 Master of Arts in second language education (McGill University, Montreal, QC, Canada)
              Thesis subject "Gender differences and oral production in French Immersion"
  • 1999 Bachelor of Science in Education and French (Western Carolina University, NC, USA)
  • 1998 DEUG LCE in English (Université Stendhal, Grenoble, France)
  • 1994 Baccalaureate in mathematics and philosophy (Lycée Xavier Bichat, Nantua, France)


French, English, conversational Czech, German beginner


  • Creation of educational materials for French as a foreign/second language
  • Bookbinding
  • Cinema (L. Von Trier, E. Kusturica, Q. Tarantino, T. Burton), and Japanese animes (H. Miyazaki, S. Kon, I. Takahata)
  • Asian cultures
Karen G. Devine © 2005
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