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François Chateigner French and German

François has been with our program since 1998 and teaches all levels of French and German. His interest in language is both practical and poetic and he endeavours to bring his students to appreciate the beauty of the language as they learn the practical skills.

François Chateigner joined our teaching corps in the fall of 1998. François teaches all levels of French and all of our German classes. He is much appreciated for his knowledge of both French and German grammar and vocabulary. His students enjoy the positive and non-threatening learning environment he so aptly creates. Also an avid sportsman and outdoorsman, François enjoys fly fishing, canoeing, cycling, tenting and cross-country trekking. François is a chess amateur who has not quite reached the “master” status, but he has mastered the construction of beautiful chessboards.

François on teaching: My German-speaking mother and French-speaking Father were my language models growing up in France. My interest in language is both practical and poetic and I endeavour to bring my students to appreciate the beauty of the language they are learning while teaching them the practical skills they will need.