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 Leayah Weekes

FranceABC Teacher

Bonjour!

My name is Leayah, I am currently a grade 5 and 6 French immersion teacher based in Gatineau, Quebec. I attended Ryerson University for my Bachelor of Social Work and Tyndale University for my Bachelor of Education in French Immersion.

My Story

My name is Leayah, I am currently a grade 5 and 6 French immersion teacher based in Gatineau, Quebec. I attended Ryerson University for my Bachelor of Social Work and Tyndale University for my Bachelor of Education in French Immersion.

 

Being born and raised in Montreal, Quebec, the French language was always part of my everyday life. When my family moved to Toronto, Ontario in elementary school, French was no longer a part of my everyday life and I only experienced it at home with my family. I went to an English school for a few months before my parents were able to find a French school in my neighbourhood. Once I enrolled in the school, I felt right at home! Finally, I could be submerged in the French culture the same way as I was in Montréal. 

 

As a grew older, I began to genuinely understand the importance of a second language like French and how many doors and opportunities opened with it. I completed the rest of my elementary and high school studies completely in French. 

 

Each year, my passion for the French language grew more and more. I wanted to share this with others so I began tutoring friends and family during the summer months. I continued this even through my career as a Social Worker until finally becoming a certified French teacher. I now have the privilege to teach an amazing group of grade 5 and 6 students every day in the language that I admire: le français! 

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I'm always looking for new students; Sign up for a class or contact FranceABC for a chance to get your child the help they deserve.

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