George G.

Hamburg, Germany

Kathy is a very hard-working and passionate individual when it comes to foreign languages and cultures, especially French. We originally met at French club meetings when I was in college. At the time, she was also an instructor of French, as well as in charge of conversation classes for beginner – intermediate students. We bonded over our love for other languages, as we additionally organized events together when I was in charge of our on-campus French/German-speaking dorm. Kathy was also one of the first people I met who put me at ease while speaking French; I was never put down because of making mistakes and she helped me build my confidence, which allowed me to use French in my everyday life while studying abroad in Paris, as well as for work when I moved to Strasbourg in Alsace after finishing my degree. I am currently based in Hamburg, Germany, working as an administrator for a coffee distributor where I also use French with my colleagues based at our branch in Geneva, Switzerland. Those initial meetings and conversations courses provided me with and helped me develop lifelong skills for which I am extremely grateful and say, je te remercie beaucoup, Kathy!