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Catherine Thorpe


CATHERINE THORPE
Instructor, Tutor, Translator, Voice Talent and Tour Guide

Born and raised in Paris, France, Catherine Thorpe attended the French School system from elementary to Master's Degree university level with a major emphasis in English; receiving her degree from the Sorbonne University in Paris. She is the director, instructor and tour guide for Vive La France School in Salt Lake City. She also teaches adult education classes in French at the University of Utah. She was the official French language coach for the Utah Opera in Salt Lake City. She has been French voice talent for numerous video and audio productions. She also does personal tutoring.

EXPERIENCE
19 years teaching French for Adult Education classes at the University of Utah
2 years teaching French for Adult Education classes at West High School
24 years personal tutoring French
20 years as director and instructor of Vive La France School
30 years as a French Translation volunteer for LDS General Conferences, and a member of the French Interpretation Team for the LDS translation/Interpretation Department
Receptionist for the French Canadian Broadcasting Corporation during the 2002 Olympics in Salt Lake City
Voice talent in French for international video tapes
Former President, Cercle Francais (a local French club)
Former Language Director, Alliance Francaise (Utah branch of the international French organization)
Ad Hoc Manager of the French Interpretation Department for the LDS Church

EDUCATION
Masters degree in English, Sorbonne University, Paris, France
 
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