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Staff Profiles: Anne Delaval

Anne Delaval

French Teacher

I studied at Université Panthéon-Assas Paris II, France (Maîtrise de Droit Privé - MLL civil law) and worked in a French multi-national company as a corporate legal adviser. Since I lived in Thailand, I moved to teaching through the Alliance Française of Paris training programme and diploma (DAEFLE). Teaching French as a foreign language to High School Thai students at the Alliance Française of Bangkok and Satri Witthaya School, as well as French with specific objectives to adults (business and corporate, tourism, technical and scientific purposes, diplomacy) provided me with a better understanding of local professional practices and needs.

I have been working in international schools since 1999. My experience with large institutions such as Bangkok Patana School (3 years) and NIST (10 years) provided me with an array of approaches and skills as well as various opportunities for professional development. I enjoyed the open-mindedness and collective nature of the Primary years and Middle years programmes. In 2009, I decided to cultivate the content-based approach of the IGCSE at St. Andrews, which in any case nurtures students’ individual and cultural needs. I particularly enjoy teaching and developing the Diploma Programme of the International Baccalaureate.

I arrived in Thailand with my family in 1991. We were prepared for a short-term experience. Bangkok at that time was a busy place with its own charm. After many years, we are still here enjoying our life. Although Bangkok has risen up into the bustling modern metropolis it is now, it remains a place of intrinsic motives and happiness. This is home for our two children, who grew up in Bangkok and gained a wonderful international education. Their higher education with Australian universities proved to be a natural path towards the world of work. We like to think that we made the right choice of education for them, thus maintaining a sense of belonging to their own and valued French culture.

I turned to St. Andrews International School Bangkok as I was looking for a moderate-sized international school that is neither so small that the students’ experience is inadequate, nor so large that some students are neglected. Furthermore, I wished to explore new methodologies through teaching students with learning difficulties or disabilities. As the school enters its new phase of development, I am investigating new approaches to teaching and learning to help students to become higher performers, both academically as a class teacher (French), personally and socially as a Tutor (8A Form) and beyond the curriculum as a contributor of the Extra-Curricular Activity programme (Tennis Club and STA Tennis Team). In doing so, I hope to be inspired by students as much as I wish to inspire them.

As the school enters its new phase of development, I am investigating new approaches to teaching and learning to help students to become higher performers and responsible citizens. I am pursuing this goal academically as a class teacher (French), personally and socially as a Tutor (10A Form) and beyond the curriculum as a contributor to our Great St Andrews Community (ECA Tennis and Flames Tennis Squad) In doing so, I hope to be inspired by students as much as I wish to inspire them.

 


 

"Ms. Anne is a very talented teacher, with a teaching style that fits with my learning style.”

"Ms. Anne not only guides us through the curriculum, but she also makes sure that we know about France, the beauty of the French language, and that we discover it through things we are passionate about." 

“Ms. Anne, you are a good teacher; the fact that you sent me specific resources for use in the classroom is really helpful.”

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