Christine Palmer

French Teacher

All, Senior School, Teacher

Christine has returned to her beloved Tasmania after many years working and raising a family in Melbourne. She has a Bachelor of Economics from Monash University and worked as a Business Analyst for several years before deciding that her latent love of all things French was a more interesting pathway for her. She subsequently completed a Graduate Diploma of French followed by a Diploma of Education (both at Monash University) and since 2006 has taught French at a number of independent and government schools across Victoria. She subsequently completed a Professional Certificate in Content & Language Integrated Learning (CLIL) at the University of Melbourne so is qualified to teach the Australian Curriculum for Humanities entirely in French.

Since 2007 Christine has regularly been selected as a VCE French examination assessor for both written and oral VCE French exams and has been a member of the organising committee of the Association of French Teachers of Victoria, (AFTV) for over 10 years.

In 2011 Christine was awarded an Endeavour Fellowship to study in France and, with many lengthy visits before and since, has spent several years perfecting her language and cultural knowledge in France.

Christine is delighted to be working at her old alma mater and fondly remembers her first contact with the French language in Year 7 with Madame Joan Von Bibra which ignited a life-long passion for this beautiful language and culture.

Whenever she can Christine enjoys cycling, orienteering, and bushwalking.