Jean Claude Hounou

French Teacher



I was born in Brazzaville, Congo, and graduated from high school in Togo, I taught high school in Lomé for 19 years and was a court-certified interpreter and translator, and administered Baccalaureate exams. In 2004, I moved to Denver and joined the Alliance Française where I taught all levels of French in group, private, and professional settings, I also taught students associated with DU Josef Korbel School of International Studies and Daniels College of Business. I added to my Master’s degree in Linguistics from the University of Benin, Togo, by earning a BA in French with a Teaching License from Metropolitan State University of Denver in 2009, because I consider life a perpetual apprenticeship, I graduated with a second Master’s in French Literature from Middlebury College in 2015. I taught all levels of French for 8 years at Dawson School, began 8 years as an AP Reader, and became a certified Language B French instructor in the IB Diploma Programme. I speak the African languages of Lingala, Mina and Ewe. I strongly support “La Francophonie” and love to share my rich background with my students. Known as “Monsieur grammaire” among colleagues, I am always available for my students and their success.