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What do I know about languages ?

Updated: Jan 30

I was born in Algiers (Algeria) and left my birth country at age 4 when my parents moved to London for a few years.

This was my turning point (at 4 years old, yes!) as English became the first language I read and wrote all the while speaking French at home; this would come to define a large part of who I am today.

I lived in France, on and off in Algeria in between moves- and in Benin, west Africa for a few years before moving to the US (New York) and Canada (Montreal). I went to high school, college and grad school in North America. I majored in Economics and minored in Spanish and have a Masters degree in Economics.

After working as a data analyst for a few years in Montreal,

Feriel Temmar sitting and learning new languages
Feriel Temmar

I decided to leave it all behind and redesign my life in France to be closer to my family and to all these different countries, cultures and languages I can never get enough of.

Today the English language has taken front stage in my career, as circumstances (and a lot of additional training and studying) led me to become a translator, an English teacher and trainer and today a Language Coach.

I also speak spanish just because I love it, some arabic to honor my heritage and some Italian (because of course!) and am learning Chinese (puzzling...still puzzling) and dabbling with greek (heard it, loved it, was intrigued).

So you see I can definitely relate to one and all frustrations you are faced with as a language learner, I have hands on real life experience :-)

Author: Feriel Temmar

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Antes de tener mi plan de coach con Feriel, me encontraba estancada con el uso de mi francés. Ya había estudiado por muchos años y con diferentes profesores, pero estaba muy bloqueada con los usos formales de un idioma y por ello no podía expresarme de manera espontánea. Mi experiencia con el plan personalizado de Feriel me ha ayudado a identificar mis debilidades y fortalezas, además de tener claros los pasos para alcanzar mis objetivos.

Ahora estoy muy contenta de tener una dirección más precisa para avanzar y poner en práctica mi idioma meta.

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