Bonjour tout le monde !
I’m Jeanne-Rachel and I’m from Rouen, Normandy, in northwestern France. I’m one of the two co-directors of the Language House and I also teach French at Goucher, so you might see me in the classroom or at various Language House events on campus.
I came to Goucher in August 2013 and I love it here. My favourite thing about Goucher is the Language House. I love showing aspects of French culture to students: cooking bûche de Noël or having a crêpes party, or watching French TV and films and even singing at karaoke night!
Before I came to Goucher, I studied English and Japanese in France. I also studied abroad in Scotland at Edinburgh University and in the United States, in Rhode-Island. I love foreign languages, but I also know that it takes a lot of practice and determination to be fluent in another language. It is also very rewarding to be able to communicate with other people and understand texts or videos on your own. I hope to teach students here at the Language House to take advantage of the opportunities we offer to speak, live and breathe the foreign language they study in the classroom.
I have taught French as a foreign language in Japan, France and in the United States at both high-school and university levels so I have travellled some but now Goucher is home. Bienvenue à la maison des langues!
My name is Maite Gomis Quinto and I am from Alicante, a small city in the Southeast of Spain.
I studied English Philology in the Universidad de Alicante and I then moved to the United States to do my Graduate Studies. I have a Master’s in Foreign Languages, with a concentration in Teaching Spanish as a Foreign Language, and Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages. My second Master’s Degree is in Secondary Education.
I came to Goucher in 2007 and I have to say that the experience so far has been great! I teach Spanish full time and I direct the Language House with my French colleague, Jeanne-Rachel. Living on campus for me has been a very nice adventure. I have made great friends and I have learned lots about the American culture. I love being able to meet different people from all over the US and also from all over the world! The Language House gives you the opportunity to do that and more!.
I love my job, and I am especially happy for the opportunities that I have had to travel abroad with Goucher students in different Intensive Courses Abroad (ICAs) . The ICAs require lots of preparation, recruiting, and organizing efforts, but it is a very gratifying experience, because you get to know the students in your group better and you share amazing experiences with them.
Come and meet our international community! Welcome to the Language House!!