Mathilde Garnier is a first-year graduate student in the French studies M.A program and come from Montigny-Lencoup, a very small village in France. Prior to studying at the University of Arizona, she earned a B.A in English Language, Literature and Civilization from the Université Paris-Est Créteil in France and completed the first year of a M.A in American studies doing a research on American civilization. Last year she had the opportunity to work as a Foreign Language Teaching Assistant at Wesleyan University, Connecticut, and to teach French to intermediate and advanced level students. This experience made her realize how rewarding it is to teach French to non-native speakers, and she applied for a M.A in French studies at the University of Arizona hoping that this program would give her the keys to teach French as a second language at best. Her current research and interest include French linguistics as well as second language acquisition and teaching.