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Gaelle Christine Gonzalez

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Ms. Gonzalez studied German, Applied Linguistics and FLE (French as a Foreign Language) in France and Germany

I grew up in Lyon, France in a Franco-Spanish family. I studied German, Applied Linguistics and FLE (French as a Foreign Language) in France and Germany and slowly developed a love of Linguistics. 

I was lucky enough to earn a scholarship to the UK when I was at university in France, which allowed me to undertake a double Masters – studying in both France and the UK. While doing my PGCE I discovered a real passion for teaching and decided to put aside my PHD in Linguistics to follow a career in education. 

After teaching for more than five years in the UK, developing skills in teaching the English Curriculum as well as looking after the French Department and being Deputy Head of Year 7, I moved to Australia and taught there for twelve years. I co-led the Languages department at Sydney Grammar for 10 years and broadened my skills teaching the Australian and IB Curriculum as well as being an HSC senior marker and IB Assessor. 

After twelve years in Australia, I decided to undertake a new challenge and open a new horizon, joining the world of international schools and teaching. The Middle East sounded like a good compromise between what I called my two homes - France and Australia.

I believe that through travelling and discovering other cultures, being open minded, and sharing our cultural background and languages we create a better and more enriched society. 

I am enjoying discovering the richness that the UAE has to offer with the rest of my young family.