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Marianne Rager

Dover Court International School Singapore Marianne Rager

Secondary School French Teacher, Form Tutor 7MR

Marianne graduated from the University of Nantes, France with a BA in English literature,
civilisation and translation. Marianne then spent one year in Tennessee as an exchange
student on a scholarship, teaching French to undergraduate American students which
instilled her passion for teaching foreign languages. Marianne completed her Post Graduate
Teaching Degree (Secondary) in French at Leeds Trinity University.

Marianne was awarded an Outstanding comment by OFSTED whilst still a PGCE student,
she then pursued her teaching career in a Secondary school in a challenging London
borough and have since taught in a variety of school across Surrey. In her previous school,
she embarked upon the role of EAL co-ordinator to help non-native pupils acquire a better
command of the English language and led CPD sessions to support other colleagues with
EAL teaching strategies.

Marianne has experience in mentoring PGCE and NQT colleagues alike, she has extensive
knowledge of delivering IT embedded lessons with a variety of teaching tools as her former
school was an iPad training school. She also has led trips abroad to France and Spain to
help pupils get a hands-on experience of language speaking and culture learning.
She also has been a form tutor for many years which has given her a very valuable
additional perspective on the wider teaching role, and it is an area she is keen to develop
and expand at Dover Court International School in keeping with the school’s vision to inspire
her students to be the best they can be and be ambitious for them all to achieve more than
they thought possible in their personal, social and academic endeavour.

Marianne believes that learning languages is an open door to not only learn a new valuable
skill but also gain greater understanding into other cultures as well. As Nelson Mandela once
said "If you talk to a man in a language he understands, that goes to his head. If you talk to
him in his language, that goes to his heart."

Apart from being passionate about language learning and teaching, Marianne enjoys the
opportunity to travel abroad, is an avid book reader and relishes Media and Film studies’