Juliana Joly

Born and raised in the Paris suburbs for the first half of her life, Juliana then moved to Normandy with her family, where she grew up amongst cute villages and fields filled with cows (she still doesn’t like smelly cheeses like camembert though)
Later on, she moved to Strasbourg for her studies and discovered the beautiful Alsace region and the Alsatian dialect. She holds a Bachelor of Languages and Multiculturalism and studied Dutch at the university. When her teacher told her that one of the queens of the Netherlands was called Juliana, she decided it was time to see this country for real. Therefore she moved again, this time to Amsterdam, within the ERASMUS exchange program.
She immediately fell in love with the city – and with a French man she met during Dutch classes (true story) – and never left! That was 7 years ago, and she has been in love both with the Netherlands and her French man since then.
After a Master in Translation Studies at the UVA and quite a lot of Dutch classes, she worked as a translator and a copywriter.
She is also passionate about music and literature and always had a soft spot for children’s books, as well as illustration in general. She loves drawing (frogs especially, don’t ask why) and recently became obsessed with watercolours. She is a conscientious, reliable and fun person, who connects really well with children… as well as grown-ups of course!
She recently followed a MOOC with the Alliance Française and got a certificate to teach French. So… here she is, looking forward to meeting you all at L’école de français!