Myriam LeMay is a native French speaker with over twenty-five years of experience teaching French as a first and foreign language for elementary school to university levels. Myriam completed her Bachelor and Master’s degrees in French Linguistics, as well as an Education degree. Before settling in Vancouver, she taught in leading schools in Québec, Portugal, and France.
Having studied three foreign languages and overcome a difficult stuttering problem, Myriam is well aware of the challenges involved in articulating a new language. She is passionate about integrating corrective phonetics as a way to help build confidence in oral competency. It gives her great satisfaction to share her expertise with teachers who will be able, in turn, to help their own students better pronounce French.
For years, Myriam has been delivering workshops on corrective phonetics to French teachers across Canada, including those teaching in Core French, French Immersion, and Programme Cadre.
Myriam is currently teaching Core French (including AP French language and Culture) at the secondary level at York House School in Vancouver. In the summer, she acts as Director of Pedagogy at the French Immersion summer program, Institut de français, UBC à Québec where she also teaches intermediate and advanced classes, and shares her expertise in corrective phonetics with teaching educators.
When she is not in the classroom, Myriam enjoys spending time with family and friends, travelling and discovering new music.