Our Teachers

Karin Bersier (School Director)
A trilingual instructor who teaches French, English and German, Karin Bersier has accumulated extensive teaching experience over the course of her professional career, and she tailors her teaching style to the individual needs of students. Her language courses are often developed collaboratively with the student or group of students which are coming from all over the world to Quebec City.

École-St-Olivier Karin Bersier
The School Director of École-St-Olivier, Karin Bersier

She uses an interactive, immersion-type approach in which the student starts using the language right from the first lesson. Finer points of grammar can be explained either in the student’s native language or the language they are learning.

Karin Bersier or other qualified teachers will come to your workplace in Quebec City to give classes.

 

PORTRAIT_Biographie_Longjie-Yan  Longjie Yan (Mandarin and Japanese language courses)
Longjie, with his Chinese roots, is a polyglot teacher having over five years working experience in Japan and as well in other places around the world. 
The Mandarin is her mother language, but she also speaks Japanese, English, and French fluently. Longjie studied Japanese at the University of Qufu in China for 4 years; after that, she has perfected her third language during her master’s degree in Health and Well-Being at the Yamaguchi Prefectural University in Japan. She worked at the JR Kyushu Hotel „Blossom Shinjuku“ in the city center of Tokyo where she has established herself by helping with translation and interpretation.

Her interest in languages was born during her first days in school in China, which she has never lost. She gradually learned other languages than her mother language: secondary English classes introduced her to a second language and she discovered this new cultural universe with great pleasure. Later on, the study of the Japanese language and the Japanese culture marked an important part of her adult life by giving her unique experiences that has enriched her life greatly. Longjie Yan has been taking so-called „francization courses“ since arriving in Quebec in 2018.

 

PORTRAIT_Olga-Garcia01  Olga Garcia (Spanish language course)
Originally from Mexico, Olga Garcia is a experienced teacher for French, English and Spanish as a second or as a foreign language for various educational levels. She has taught to different groups of ages as children, teenagers and adults in Quebec City. She continued her doctoral studies at the University Laval in Quebec City in linguistics and in didactic orientation of second languages. She is currently developing two blogs on the Internet to facilitate distance-learning.

Olga Garcia is very fond of teaching, training and the development of educational materials, for both school and distance-learning. She is well-known for her creativity, her dynamism, her great leadership, her versatility and for her involvement, but especially for her cross-cultural and international expertise.

 

PORTRAIT_Marc-Lautenbacher-2017  Marc Lautenbacher (Creative Photography Course)
A professional photographer for the past 35 years, and former owner of an ad agency in Germany for 20 years, Marc Lautenbacher has a wide-ranging expertise in photography. He has worked in many forms and subjects, including photojournalism, portrait, landscape, and fashion photography, and has taken his passion with him through many voyages. Past contracts have included photographing industrial products using electronic flash and studio lighting.

He was also co-owner of the international image bank PGI-IMAGES, with two international offices as one in London / England and another one in Munich / Germany and was in charge of selecting contributing photographers as well as the entire marketing activities.

Marc Lautenbacher is offering a Creative Photography Course. This interactive course will immerse you in artistic and experimental photography, both outdoors (“on location”) and in the studio. Participants will learn special tricks, such as the motion blur technique, the Rule of Thirds, and many other secrets of this magnificent art, to make extraordinary and striking photos!

 

Miche-Philippe  Michel Auclair (Beginner course in Computer Technology)
An experienced programmer analyst and I.T. professional, Michel Auclair boasts a long career in computer technologies. He has worked in Montréal and Québec as a consultant, in-house programmer, and independent expert. His career led him to work for small and
mid-sized companies in the United States and in the province of Québec, as well as for major international companies.

His specialties are high-quality programming, data transfer during system conversions, and de-bugging professional software packages (“progiciels” in French) for user clients.

Michel Auclair is offering a beginner course in Computer Technology that will introduce you to the basics as well as the immense potential of computers. You will gain an understanding of operating systems and their utilities, graphical interfaces, text-handling, Internet, programming software, email systems, and perspectives on the history and the future of computer technologies.