Work experience: teaching, course-book writing, tourism , journalism




Since 2004, teacher of French at Toimela Adult Education Centre in Helsinki, 2-4 hours a week.

Since 2003, teacher of French at Kirkkonummi Adult Education Centre, 10 hours a week.

Since 1999, I have taught many courses at Itäkeskus, Kallio and Olari high schools.

Since 1999, teacher of French and consultant in private companies. Own business since 2003, Ovi ranskaan.

Other significant teaching experiences:

1999-2010, teacher of French as a mother tongue for immigrants at the Education Department of Helsinki. In March 2008 there were 47 pupils in 3 groups.

In summer 2005 I wrote the ‘Objectives and Contents’ section of the teaching curriculum (OPS) for French as a mother tongue in cooperation with the Education Department of Jyväskylä.

2000-2004, teacher of French at Helsinki university, summer university and at Esbo Arbis.

1998-1999, Socrates Lingua assistant-teacher at Suutarilan lukio ja yläaste in Helsinki.



Course-book writing


2015-2017, author of course-book Chez Olivier 2 (Finn Lectura) in collaboration with Katriina Kurki and Anneli Taimio.

2012-2014, author of course-book Chez Olivier 1 (Finn Lectura) in collaboration with Katriina Kurki.

2008-2011, author of course-book Chez Marianne 3 (Finn Lectura) in collaboration with Katriina Kurki.





Since 2005, Helsinki guide in French for various agencies, daily from June to August.





2002-2006, articles for Télérama, French cultural magazine.

2000-2002, journalist at Yleisradio / Radio Finland in french.

1996-1998, journalist at among others Radio France Bordeaux Gironde and at the newspaper Sud-Ouest.



Summer jobs


Activity leader in holiday camps (1991, 1992) and postman (1993, 1995).



Education: French as a foreign language, tourism, journalism, business administration


2004-2005, Basic degree of Tourist Guide in the metropolitan area of Helsinki at Helsingfors Arbis.


1997-1998, Degree in teaching French as a foreign language, in DEFLE (Département d’Etude du Français Langue Etrangère) of Bordeaux III University.


1995-1997, Bachelor’s degree in information and communication, specialisation: journalism, in ISIC (Institut des Sciences de l’Information et de la Communication) of Bordeaux III University.


1993-1995, Academic diploma of technology in business administration at the University of Technology Bordeaux IV.


June 1993, Baccalaureat C (general certificate of education in maths and sciences) in Bordeaux.



Languages and computing skills


French: mother tongue,

Finnish: advanced level,

English: advanced level,

Swedish: intermediate level (6 months at Lund university, Sweden, as an Erasmus student, in autumn 1996),

German: some notions.


ICT skills and wide experience with Windows environment and office software.





Nature and outdoor sports: skiing, jogging, hiking.


Communication and computer sciences: 2008-2012, co-administrator of Salut Finlande internet forum.


Cinema: was extra in « La Reine Margot » (1993), in « Beaumarchais » (1995), also in « Hämmentäjien Kuningas » (MTV3) and Venny (YLE2).


Music, radio: 1994-1998, created, directed and compèred programmes on RIG, an associative radio station. Organised indoor and open-air concerts.