Jean-Luc Balland

Jean-Luc B.

Wilmington, DE
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Teaching Locations:
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Levels taught:
Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
My Course for Beginner is designed for students who wish to learn basic grammar, common vocabulary, numbers, the time of day, days of the week and more. The class largely stresses conversation and comprehension with a moderate emphasis on reading and writing. The student will also be exposed to French and Francophone culture.
My Course for Intermediate and Advanced will improve your ability to comprehend, converse and write in French. Increase vocabulary and expand your grammar, conversations.

About Jean-Luc B.

Dear Learners
My name is Jean-Luc, I am from the Loire Valley in France and have broad experience in teaching French at various levels (beginners to AP French, DELF and DALF) for numerous years. Based on the belief that a better world for all can be achieved through better communication, my mission has sought to improve language skills and cultural understanding for people of all ages and professions. If you want to learn or improve your French, I can help you with my French Language Training. I customize my classes and offer tutoring options to suit individual needs. My experience and skills combined with the Tutoring Live online enables my students to start speaking French from the very first session. I adapt the lesson to my student, even if sometimes it requires re-examining what was initially planned. I will be very happy helping you with yours needs.

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Tammi Gaskins
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Great first lesson thanks

Posted Apr 28, 2020
Kenneth
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great patience and helpful in my learning

Posted Apr 19, 2020
Michael W.
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Posted Apr 8, 2020
Nicole
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Jean-Luc is very patient and adapts to your level. It was a great first lesson. I am excited for our next one :)

Posted Apr 8, 2020
Gizem
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He is very patient and encouraging

Posted Mar 8, 2020
Diana K.
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very helpful and patient. seemed to adapt the lesson to my needs and abilities in the moment.

Posted Feb 14, 2020
Sylvia
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Posted Feb 13, 2020
Vanessa
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Posted Feb 8, 2020
Cheryl
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Posted Jan 9, 2020
Jenna V.
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Jean-Luc was very patient with me as this was my first experience with the language and it wasn't pretty!

Posted Jan 7, 2020
Sania S.
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Posted Dec 9, 2019
Dalgis P.
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Posted Nov 25, 2019
Kerrissa C.
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I enjoy our lessons. For me, having a native French speaker is very important. It allows me to hear the language how it is “naturally” spoken. This helps when you visit a Francophone country or come across a native when it comes to listening & comprehension. It allows you to better understand the language when spoken. Also, it helps you to learn the proper pronunciation, how different conversations flow and so much more. I definitely appreciate Jean-Luc! He is very patient and understanding. If I am curious about anything in regards to our lessons or the French culture he is more than willing to stop and explain.

Posted Sep 23, 2019
Kerrissa C.
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Posted Sep 16, 2019
Justice M.
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Posted Aug 17, 2019
Kenneth
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Jean-Luc has helped me greatly to be more comfortable with composing sentences in French. His methodology works very well for me - consistency, repetition, and pronunciation. Thank you Jean-Luc!

Posted Jul 28, 2019
Pamela
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Posted Jul 18, 2019
Sylvia
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Posted Jul 17, 2019
Muhammed S.
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Posted Jul 14, 2019
Allison C.
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We move fast and he’s great at staying on task. No time wasted. Jean Luc is pleasant to work with and very prepared. I’m enjoying our lessons so far.

Posted Jul 10, 2019
Allison C.
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We jumped right in the first lesson! I got worksheets a week in advance and had time to look them over. Jean-Luc stopped when I needed to review or help with pronunciation; otherwise we rolled right through. Very productive beginning.

Posted Jun 25, 2019
Judith H.
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Jean-Luc gave me exactly what I was hoping for. He was patient, kind, and informative. I learned a great deal in this first lesson.

Posted Jun 4, 2019
Jodi
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I loved my first lesson! I can’t wait to learn more! Merci Jean-Luc!!

Posted May 26, 2019
Ann Voynow
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Merci Jean-Luc for my fist lesson in French!

Posted Mar 17, 2019
Extraordinary C.
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Professor Jean-Luc is phenomenal. I think the material he has chosen to give lessons with is very clear and has helped me improve a lot. Before every lesson he makes sure to send you the material for the next class, which helps a lot specially when you are learning online. The main reason why I chose him is because he is a french native speaker, which was extremely important to me because all my life I had french teachers that weren't french, so my pronunciation was a little bit weird-- I feel that I have improved a lot these 4 months :). I started learning French when I was 11 years old and Professor Jean-Luc helped me refresh my mind--it is interesting how he helped me remember many small grammar and writing details. I am very satisfied! Thank you Professor.

Posted Feb 28, 2019
Constance
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One reason I like Jean-Luc is that he is French. He speaks with the proper pronounciation. He is patient and kind.

Posted Feb 25, 2019
Dawgen L.
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Posted Feb 23, 2019
Kalpana D.
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Posted Feb 22, 2019
Lesya
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Posted Feb 16, 2019
Justice M.
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I have been working with Jean-Luc for about 2 years now. I had zero schooling in French before beginning with Jean-Luc. I have learned all vocabulary and sentencing structures on my own and with Jean-Luc. Although I cannot speak yet with ease, I certainly know WAY more French than I had ever learned in the 5 years of Spanish that I had in school. Jean-Luc is very patient and asks lots of questions to help with your conversational skills. I cannot recommend Jean-Luc enough!!

Posted Feb 9, 2019
Kathy
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He is patient and attentive to where you are in the learning process with the lessons.

Posted Jan 21, 2019
Muhammed S.
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Posted Jan 13, 2019
John E. M.
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Jean-Luc adapted to my needs. I was extremely pleased with the session and would highly recommend Jean-Luc for other advanced students.
I also like your system of communication because of the notes on the screen which were very helpful. Thank you

Posted Jan 8, 2019
Christina S.
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Posted Jan 8, 2019
April B.
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He is very clear and patient. He is a wonderful instructor.

Posted Dec 14, 2018
Allison S.
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I like learning French and Jean-Luc is patient and repeats things for me as needed. He provides a good mix of vocab and conjugation in our lessons and I am excited to continue to learn.

Posted Dec 11, 2018
Christina S.
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Posted Dec 3, 2018
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Posted Nov 28, 2018
Allison S.
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Posted Oct 6, 2018
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Posted Aug 12, 2018
Valentina G.
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Posted Jul 12, 2018
Dawgen L.
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Posted Jun 16, 2018
Paula D.
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Jean-Luc was very informative, instructive, and patient with me as his student. I gained confidence in my ability to speak French when I was working with him. I would definitely work with him again and recommend him to other students!

Posted Jun 15, 2018
Geetha
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Posted Jun 2, 2018
Paula D.
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Jean-Luc is very knowledgeable, informative, supportive, and patient with this new French student. I learned a lot in my first lesson! Definitely several points above average!

Posted May 14, 2018
Ana
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I just completed my first lesson and time went by really fast. He had sent me some materials in advance and he was patient and easy to understand. I really enjoyed the lesson and look forward to the next one

Posted May 14, 2018
Sylvia
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Professor Balland is a great teacher! He is knowledgeable, pleasant and patient.

Posted Apr 11, 2018
Celeste P.
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I just had my first French lesson with Jean Luc. He is very professional, was ready on time, very patient. I simply loved my lesson. Can’t wait for the next one. He is a native French person and that’s what’s important for me. I highly recommend him!!

Posted Mar 14, 2018
Evelina M.
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Excellent experience. Very good teacher.

Posted Feb 21, 2018
Tatyana
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I am very pleased with my lessons with Jean-Luc. He is very supportive, personable, and friendly. The lessons are stress free and allow me to learn a lot, especially pronunciation and correct grammar. I had five classes and enjoyed them all. Thanks a lot.

Posted Feb 13, 2018
Joe M.
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Continue to have great instruction from Jean-Luc. Merci!

Posted Feb 3, 2018
Tatyana
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Posted Jan 30, 2018
Justice M.
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Posted Jan 20, 2018
Sylvia
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He is an excellent teacher.

Posted Jan 17, 2018
Valentina G.
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Posted Jan 4, 2018
Kalpana D.
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Very organized and thorough!

Posted Dec 10, 2017
Harry
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Posted Oct 28, 2017
Miya C.
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Posted Oct 6, 2017
Jenny
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I have had four classes with Jean-Luc and am enjoying it very much. I have "homework" for the first time in decades. I am also doing a few other online studies, and find that my lessons with Jean-Luc really complement that. In particular, I am learning correct pronunciation and when it is correct to use certain phrases.

Posted Aug 21, 2017
Siri
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Jean-Luc is very patient and accommodating. My pronunciation has improved so much in just a couple of lessons. Highly recommended!

Posted Jul 24, 2017
Sylvia
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Posted Jul 12, 2017
Graham
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Merci Jean-Luc, c'était amusant. À bientôt.

Posted Jul 9, 2017
Joe M.
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I continue to enjoy my sessions with Jean-Luc. He takes a real interest in what I am interested in and incorporates my interest in our sessions. For me this approach makes learning more natural.

Posted Jul 8, 2017
Marcio C.
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Posted Jun 24, 2017
Valentina G.
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Posted Jun 23, 2017
Linnie
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Jena-Luc is very personable and patient.

Posted May 9, 2017
Lina
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Posted May 5, 2017
Joe M.
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Jean-Luc has a lot of tools to help you learn French. He is patient and listens well which helps you correct your mistakes. If you are trying to learn French as I am I would recommend Jean-Luc.

Posted Apr 17, 2017
Joe M.
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Posted Mar 18, 2017
Elaine
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Posted Mar 16, 2017
Miller W.
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C'était fabuleuse la leçon! Mille mercis!

Posted Jan 28, 2017
Mark S.
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I was not prepared for this class, not his fault. But our interaction was helpful and encouraging.

Posted Jan 24, 2017
Miller W.
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Posted Jan 14, 2017
Carol Ann M.
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I was immediately very comfortable with Jean-Luc. He is patient and the 45 minutes just flew by!

Posted Jan 5, 2017
Myrna E.
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Looks that I found what I was looking for :0)

Posted Jan 2, 2017
Quynbi H.
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Thoughtful and thorough instruction at just the right pace.

Posted Jan 2, 2017
James M.
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Posted Dec 11, 2016
Kathiravan M.
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Posted Dec 10, 2016
Tola
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Posted Nov 15, 2016
Barbara S.
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Jean-Luc is a very patient teacher. I enjoyed my lesson and look forward to my next one.

Posted Oct 7, 2016
Timna A.
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I have been working with Jean-Luc since July and he has vastly improved my French during this time. It is nice to have the lesson plan sent out in advance so that I am prepared to learn. He is AMAZING!!! I highly recommend him to anybody that is looking to learn or improve their French. Merci Beaucoup Jean-Luc

Posted Sep 20, 2016
Kim
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Jean-Luc, was very informative and comfortable to talk to. I was nervous before the lesson and he made me feel at ease. Wonderful lesson, merci beaucoup

Posted Sep 9, 2016
Linda M.
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Wonderful teacher. He is patient and very knowledgeable.

Posted Sep 3, 2016
Wendy P.
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Jean-Luc is fabulous! He is patient and funny. I desperately need both. French is extremely hard for me. Jean-Luc is helping me believe I will get there eventually.
Thanks Jean-Luc!!

Posted Aug 24, 2016
Nachal B.
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Great first class and looking forward to learning more French!

Posted Aug 17, 2016
Mary Ann G.
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He is a wonderful instructor and makes learning French easy and fun. It can be hard to remember everything but he is patient and very encouraging.

Posted Aug 11, 2016
Linda M.
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My lesson was great. Jean-Luc is a wonderful teacher. I'm looking forward to my next lesson.

Posted Jul 25, 2016
carolyn
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Great first lesson. Very personalized to my needs.

Posted Jun 21, 2016
Timna A.
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I am thrilled to have started lessons with Jean-Luc. He is very patient and welcomes any and all questions that I have for him. I love the fact that he gently corrects my pronunciation without making me feel bad. He is an excellent instructor and I cannot wait to take additional lessons with him. The hour just flew by. I would highly recommend him to anyone who wants to start or continue with French.

Posted Jun 14, 2016
Chloe G.
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I had a short time frame for a French review, and Jean Luc was very easy to schedule time with. He quickly understood what I needed and responded. Highly recommended

Posted May 27, 2016
Tom R.
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He will tailor the lessons to fit your specific goals.

Posted May 24, 2016
sean cefalo
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I had a great first lesson with Jean-Luc. He was very patient with me. I am looking forward to my next lesson, and I am confident with Jean-Luc's guidance I will learn to speak French.

Posted Apr 4, 2016
Bill M.
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We had a great first session. Went over the basics of family especially focusing on pronunciation of the indefinite articles. The hour went by very quickly. The materials which Jean-Luc sent me were very good.

Posted Mar 16, 2016
Social Media Participant P.
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I thoroughly enjoyed my lesson. He made sure that I had everything I needed before it started including materials and Skype set up. I appreciated that he was actually from France so we were able to discuss culture as well as learn the language. He tailored the lesson to exactly what I needed. I can't wait to keep learning!

Posted Mar 4, 2016
Veronica
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Jean-Luc is a wonderful instructor. I have had several french lessons so far, and he is very patient. I feel that I am learning a lot and always look forward to the lesson.

Posted Jan 22, 2016
Derek and Charlotte G.
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Jean-Luc is fantastic! I'm really impressed. He is so patient with beginners and has a really great lesson plan set-up. I'm so excited to continue lessons with him, during the first lesson I've already learned so much.

Posted Jan 15, 2016
Brianna
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Jean-Luc is doing a fantastic job with my two kids. He is very patient with them, and makes French enjoyable for them to learn.

Posted Jan 12, 2016
Anita U.
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I had a wonderful experience today. I will be staying with Jean-Luc for the foreseeable future.

Posted Oct 26, 2015
Jolie K.
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Have been taking classes with Jean Luc via Skype for several years and am very happy with the process and the results. Jean Luc always finds exercises, readings, and subjects for conversation to keep me moving forward with my skills in French. He is conversant and interested in a variety of topics. He tailors the lessons to my personal needs. Thank you Jean Luc

Posted Jan 7, 2015

Experience

French Language Trainer
Jun 2011 - Present

ELT (Lake Bluff, IL)

Teaching French for corporate students

French Language Trainer
Jun 2010 - Present

Cartus (Danbury, CT)

Teaching French for corporate students

French Language Trainer
Oct 2009 - Present

Go for Language

Teaching French for corporate students (telephone and online)

French Online Tutor
Oct 2007 - Present

Gala University

Teaching Frenc Online and Live Online

French Tutor
Apr 2005 - Present

My French Tutor

Tutoring Online and Live Online. Company executives, Professionals, Students. Advanced Placement French Language. DELF and DALF

French Tutor
Mar 2005 - Present

Back to Basic (Wilmington, DE)

Teaching French

French Language Trainer
Sep 2001 - Present

Inlingua Global Arena (Philadelphia)

Teaching French for different levels and ages of students. Teaching French for corporate students. Teaching French for relocation corporates , conducting Intercultural Training.

French Instructor
Oct 2006 - May 2008

Cecil Community College (Elkton, MA)

Teaching French

French Instructor
Sep 2007 - Apr 2008

Red Clay Adult Education (Wilmington, DE)

Teaching French

Education

Master’s in Art, Art History and French Literature
Oct 1977 - Jun 1982

ICART (Paris)

Thesis: French XVIII th Century.
Oct 1977 - May 1981

ICART (Paris)

Languages

French

Fluent / Native Proficiency

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