Shara teaches French to our little Birdies, and uses a lot of movement in her classes because she’s also a dancer. She’s looking forward to boogie-ing with you!
- Name: Shara Stranovsky
- City, country you are from: Summit, NJ
- Name of college and what you studied: Middlebury College (BA): Creative Writing, Dance, and French; UCLA: Culture and Performance Studies with a speciality in Lusophone dance and music history). (MA and PH.D.)
- How/Why is your work at BB meaningful to you: I grew up learning French at a young age, and it planted the seed for later becoming trilingual and able to perform around the world!
- Favorite adult band/singer in the language you teach: Yelle and Edith Piaf
- Your special way of getting the children’s attention or unique teaching technique: Sporadic silly dance moves!
- One reason why you think learning a foreign language is important at a young age: Learning a language at a younger age helped shape me to become a “global citizen” not only by being able to connect with people worldwide, but also by encouraging me to develop a sense of endless curiosity about sounds, pronunciations, grammar and cultural differences–all of which can be applied to other aspects of life!
- Favorite part of a BB class: The audible mix of hearing students and parents giggle simultaneously with singing in another language!