Madame Hubert, thank you so much for your dedication to teaching the French language and culture. Although I am confident in reading and writing, I often find myself afraid to speak out of fear that I might be pronouncing a word wrong or emphasizing the ending of a conjugated verb too much, or even that my words might not be understood. In short, I was completely and utterly terrified of making mistakes as if my words might somehow be of importance for all the world to hear. Too often, students feel the pressure to achieve perfection and perceive mistakes to be a sign of weakness. You have shown us both the importance of making and correcting mistakes and how to find humor in trying.
– Caitlin Cahill ’25