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Sophie Bolt

French Teacher

Sophie Nedelec Bolt brings a wealth of experience and a passion for both language and law to her role as a French teacher at the Alliance Française de Houston. With over a decade of experience as a Patent and Trademark paralegal, Sophie has a unique perspective that enriches her teaching style and offers students practical insights into the world of language and law.

Professional Background:

Sophie's professional journey spans more than a decade in the field of intellectual property law. Her extensive experience as a Patent and Trademark paralegal includes roles in both in-house legal departments and prestigious law firms. This background not only demonstrates her strong work ethic but also her ability to convey complex topics in an understandable manner.

Language Proficiency:

Sophie is not only a proficient French speaker but also a native English and French speaker. This bilingual proficiency enables her to offer a nuanced understanding of both languages and facilitate effective communication between her students. Additionally, she possesses limited working proficiency in German, showcasing her commitment to multilingualism and cultural diversity.

Teaching Experience:

Since January 2005, Sophie has been an integral part of the Alliance Française de Houston as a French Teacher. Her dedication to teaching has allowed her to share her language expertise and foster a love for French language and culture among her students.

Volunteer Work:

Sophie's commitment to language extends beyond the classroom. She has volunteered at the Tahirih Justice Center, where she served as a translator and interpreter. This valuable experience demonstrates her dedication to using her language skills to support her community.


Sophie's academic journey includes a Master's degree in French Language and Literature from the University of Houston. Her educational background, combined with her practical experience, equips her with the knowledge and expertise needed to be an effective and engaging teacher. She also holds a Paralegal Certification from Rice University and a Bachelor's degree in Business from EBS Paris - European Business School. Her diverse educational background reflects her versatility and well-rounded approach to teaching. Sophie's commitment to professional growth is further underscored by her certification from the National Association of Legal Assistants (NALA) in Legal Assistance/Paralegal, which she obtained in 2020-2022.

Sophie Nedelec Bolt's combination of professional expertise, multilingualism, and dedication to teaching makes her a valuable asset to the Alliance Française de Houston. Her passion for language and commitment to her students are evident in her teaching style, making her an excellent choice for those seeking to enhance their French language skills.

Sophie Bolt
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