helene combe english trainer

 About me


Thanks for stopping by and reading my blog! Here’s a few words about the author (aka, me):

I grew up between France and Italy, and I consider myself binational. I currently work in Lyon, France, where I teach General and Business English to adults.

I love teaching, but I didn’t start my professional life this way: I graduated with a Bachelor in Economics and Management in 2011. I was a little bit lost after high school, I must admit! I worked a few years in real estate, frankly hated it, and finally realized that teaching was definitely my thing.

Since then, I completed:

  • TKT – 2016 (The Elt Hub)
  • University Diploma in English Teaching – 2016/2017 (Université de Grenoble Alpes)
  • CELTA – 2017 (ITTC in Bournemouth)
  • CertIBET – 2018 (International House London)
  • American TEFL certificate (Yale University)

I am currently doing my MA in Applied Linguistics and TESOL, as well as my DELTA. I am also a member of TESOL France, and since September 2018, I am the Lyon coordinator.

I started this blog when I was doing my TKT to document my journey, to talk about methods, problems, pretty much everything related to teaching and education, in general. All views expressed here are my own.   I also wrote a few articles for the EL Gazette which you could find here

I am a bookworm, and I am passionate about history (US and British, mostly) and languages (In addition to English and French, I speak Italian and I started to learn Spanish and Russian).