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New Faculty Member Ms. Swati Tanwar in the Formal Gardens

Swati Tanwar joined the LFA community this summer as a French and Global Concentration faculty. She has nine years of experience facilitating diverse curricula such as Cambridge IGCSE and International Baccalaureate Middle Years and Diploma Programme. Swati is an IB French examiner and a contributor to the IB MYP assessment. Her educational qualification incorporates a bachelor’s degree in Commerce from the University of Delhi and a certificate of DALF C1 in the French Language from Alliance Française. She earned her diploma in teaching French as a Foreign Language from Le Mans University, France. She believes in lifelong learning and is currently pursuing a certification in E-learning and Instructional Design from the Oregon State University. In her free time, she enjoys reading, dancing, and gardening. Originally from India, Swati moved to the United States last year and lives in Chicago with her husband.

Where did you grow up?
I was born and brought up in India and did most of my education there.

Where did you go to college and or grad school?
I have studied and worked in Europe for almost a year. I completed my bachelor’s in Commerce and joined Alliance Francaise to learn French. I hold a DALF certificate in French and decided to be a teacher. I earned my diploma in Teaching French as a Foreign Language from Le Mans University, France. I am currently pursuing a certificate in E-Learning and Instructional Design from Oregon State University.

What has your career path looked like?
I have been teaching for the past nine years and have taught various programs such as IB and Cambridge IGCSE. Before joining LFA, I was teaching at Herron High School, Indiana.

Do you live on campus or nearby?
I live in Chicago!

What attracted you to LFA?
LFA's quality of education and during my interview, I met wonderful people. Lastly, obviously LFA’s campus.

What are you most looking forward to this year?
I am looking forward to an enriching teaching and learning experience.

Where is your favorite place in the world?
Norway and my home.

Tell us about your family, favorite sports team, and favorite book
In my teenage years, I read a book by Paulo Coelho called The Alchemist. This book inspired my young mind to follow my dreams and never stop believing in myself!