Bonjour! Je m'appelle Chantal Reynaud-Thao and I am from Grenoble, France. I grew up there, and after finishing college I worked principally for the City of Grenoble (located in the French Alps). Then, I lived for two years in Ivory-Coast (West Africa) before coming to the United States. I have a Bachelor and a Master in French (San José State University). I have been teaching French at San José State University, also at Monterey International Institute of Languages and here at De Anza College since Fall 2001. Besides teaching French, a few more of my favorite pastimes are photography, traveling with my husband, collecting rocks , writing, walking, gardening, reading, playing with my grandsons, watching a good movie, and talking to my students.