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  • Post-Graduate Teaching Degree (1996-1998):

Certificat d'Aptitude au Professorat de l'Enseignement Secondaire (CAPES) in English, Institut Universitaire de Formation des Maitres d'Aquitaine (Teaching College).

Equivalent to a M.Ed or a M.A. in teaching teaching ESL. The degree is a two-year degree, the first of which is spent preparing for a highly competitive exam in Anglo-American civilization, literature, translation, linguistics and didactics.

For the chosen few (about 10-15% only), the second year is spent studying didactics (of Modern Languages), and teaching, as a tutored trainee, both in junior and senior high schools, while still attending college courses.

  • Master of Arts (1995-1996):

Major in American Civilization. Université de Pau et des Pays de l'Adour.

My dissertation dealt with Franklin D. Roosevelt's foreign policy and its consequences on the United States' entry into WW2.

  • Bachelor of Arts (1992-1995):
Three-year joint degree. The first two academic years at Université de Pau et des Pays de l'Adour, Pau, France, and the third at Staffordshire University and Polytechnic, Stoke-on-Trent, England, as an ERASMUS (Lingua) student.
  •  High School Degree (1991):
Majored in Philosophy and Modern Languages (English, Spanish, Portuguese). Lycée René Cassin, Bayonne.

Computing skills

  • Web Design:
HTML, JavaScript, PHP, MySQL.
  • Networking and Systems Administration :
WindowsTM, Novell NetwareTM, Linux, VAX VSM.
  • Programming and multimedia software design:
Some knowledge of C, C++, Perl.
Good knowledge of Mediator 7 and Mediator 9.
Adobe Captivate 8, i-Spring Suite7
  • Graphics and 3D Modelling:
2D: PhotoEditor, Photo Express, Inkscape
3D: Sketchup, Blender
  • General Computing:
Extensive knowledge of Microsoft Word, Excel, Publisher, PowerPoint.
  • Other:
Interactive Fiction: ADRIFT 4.0, Quest and others
E-Teaching: Moodle, Hot Potatoes, Web Questions, Claroline, Diapason.


  • French: mother tongue.
  • Portuguese: mother tongue.
  • English: bilingual (I have taught English for 20 years).
  • Spanish: fluent understanding, good speaking and writing skills.
  • Italian, Romanian, Corsican (basic understanding).

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