An interview with Madame Radmanesh

Teacher feature – French

Ms. Radmanesh shares her teaching journey.

Ms. Radmanesh shares her teaching journey.

Maya Adimora, Beyond the Gates editor

If you took French at some point at Armijo High School, you likely had Madame Radmanesh as your teacher. Since she’s been teaching at Armijo for over a decade, she was able to give us an insightful scoop on her experience with teaching:

Q: What level of French do you teach?

A: I teach Fr1- Fr2- Fr3- Fr IV-IB.

Q: How long have you been teaching?

A: 15 years.

Q: What made you want to become a teacher?

A: Love for the French language and also my mom being a teacher.  She encouraged me because she thought it’s a good match for my personality. I also love teaching because no day is similar to the previous one! And you have to update yourself and your teaching constantly therefore there are no dull moments!

Q: Have you taught any subjects other than French?

A: No.

Q: How many languages can you speak?

A: French, English and Farsi.

Q: If you could, what language–other than French–would you like to teach?

A: Farsi.

Q: What college/university did you attend?

A: Ecole de la Cambre in Brussels, Belgium, San Francisco State.

Q: What is your favorite thing about teaching French?

A: Having authentic conversations with students in French and I enjoy seeing them grow in learning and using French in their life.

Q: What is the most challenging part of teaching French?

A: Teaching grammar, specially conjugation. And making the subject relevant to their lives.

Q: If you weren’t a teacher, what would you be?

A: Maybe an artist because I love to paint and anything that has to do with art and creativity.

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