Nathalie Gorey

Nathalie is a native French speaker, originally from Normandy, but she was born and grew up until the age of 11 in Côte d’ivoire. After graduating from the University of Angers in the Pays de Loire region of France with her Master’s degree in Applied Languages to International Business and spending her final year studying in Ireland with the Erasmus program, Nathalie was hired by the University of Maine system to come be a teaching assistant for one year. She ended up meeting her future husband and continued teaching at UMM for five years. Nathalie’s first experience teaching had been while in Limerick, Ireland, at the local Alliance Française. Nathalie has now been living in Maine for the past 32 years and has also taught at UMA, as well as at the elementary and secondary school levels, more recently at Mt. Ararat HS in Topsham. Nathalie is also the President of the Maine chapter of the American Association of Teachers of French (AATF), and the French translator for the African newspaper for the new Mainers, Amjambo Africa

Nathalie is passionate about teaching and sharing her native language, and the Francophone cultures. 

Her role at the AFduME is to prepare the program of courses each season, to work with the teachers and offer placement tests when needed, as Directrice pédagogique. She is also the Administrator for the online digital library, la Culturethèque, and ensures that all our members are registered to enjoy this wonderful and free resource.