Genevieve Bourrut Lacouture

Genevieve Bourrut Lacouture

Course Dates: 27th Aug

About Genevieve Bourrut Lacouture

I am proud to say that I have worked for L’Age Baston for 18 years now and feel part of the extended family.  I am 55 and live with my husband in a village 9 km from L’Age Baston. I was actually born in the Charente although I spent a long time living in Spain.  I initially studied Tourism and Languages and started off working as a guide and later became a French teacher.  I still teach French (as well as Spanish) in Angoulême and I enjoy teaching because I’m a ‘people person’ who likes communicating and discussing new ideas.  When I’m not teaching I like reading, going to the cinema, theatre, concerts and art exhibitions. I’m also into singing and sing in a local choir.

I love working at L’Age Baston because it is such a beautiful and relaxing environment. My strengths are helping people to feel more confident about their French. Of course, we still have to cover the grammar, but we try to always do it in a practical way. Most people who come to L’Age Baston usually want to practise their speaking and listening skills as much as possible, so we have lots of activities in these areas. We discuss the group’s interests and develop conversations around these topics explaining using French examples. That said, if people want improve their reading and writing skills too, we adapt our programme to support learning in this area.

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