Alumni Updates Alumni Updates: French & Francophone Studies

Abbott Bayraktar, Breanna (Class of 2000)

(BA French & History): After teaching English for two years in France, I returned to the U.S. for grad school. I finished my master’s degree in 2004 and am nearly finished with the coursework for my PhD in education. My focus is on teacher education and international education. I currently teach English as a foreign/second language and graduate education classes to international students in Northern Virginia. My husband is Turkish, and our two children are in a Spanish immersion elementary school. I’m also the class reporter for the W&M alumni magazine. (Updated 2010)

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