Staff Spotlight: Muriel Navarro

Muriel lives in Paris and has been a teacher for OISE for one year. During her career, she has worked on the French Riviera, in Amsterdam, in Athens. She loves working in a multicultural atmosphere, which is why she enjoys Paris. The city is an international influence and is involved in major global issues.

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Why is language learning and cultural immersion important to you?

Muriel: Because for 20 years, I can see the progress of the students in this situation. The great thing is that it’s more than just learning a language; it’s also a personal evolution and a way to open their horizon and their way of thinking or working.

A way to taste new flavors and a real opportunity to discover the unknown parts of the world and of themselves. It’s a fabulous bridge.

What language have you always wanted to learn and why?

Muriel: If I had many lives, I want to learn all of them. But if I had to choose one, the language I have always wanted to learn since I was a child is the language of the whales, the song of the whales...

...but I don't have enough breath to stay under the water to learn it.

Describe a time when you felt especially proud to be a part of the OISE team.

Donner des exemples de mails d’étudiants heureux de nos cours, je pense que tu en as ou Florence aussi.

Muriel: When we have all sorts of mails and letters from students, which tell more than I could ever tell.