Maria is an independent researcher and creative thinker. She holds a PhD in Linguistics and has taught in Higher Education in France and in Greece. She loves languages and discovering new cultures. She has lived in Canada, Greece, France, Germany and the last 3 years she enjoys life in the Netherlands. Teaching and French are her passions that she is happy to share with her international students in Amsterdam. She is the author of a successful book on semiotics -a cool science about signs and codes- and is planning to publish a second one. She loves spending her time with her precious family. Her 7-year-old son already speaks three languages and knows how to say I am big in Japanese.