1.      What education means to you?
Education, for me, must lead to autonomy, empathy and respect.  To have a critical sense is also very important.  General culture comes after.

2.      Describe your formal education (from primary school up the  time of this study):
What do you remember most and why?
I attended in Primary school and lycée in Paris and these schools years ended in 1968, when I had my Matriculation Examination.  I wanted to continue with academic studies, as I always was a good student and so I started a university in France. I’ve had rather good relations with my teachers and the fact going to the University changed these relations a bit, as this structure was much more authoritarian.
However, all these schools years were very inspiring for me, and the professional and personal choice that it after those was guided by my educational experiences.

3.      Describe your informal education (Learning outside the school):
Have you ever  taken part in any courses? Why? How is  your educational level now? Have you any experiences that taught you something important? If yes, what were they?
I have been studying mostly in University. But, I also have learned a lot by myself though books and, more recently, Internet, I believe that my non-formal experiences concern violin (I have studied music at La Sorbonne) and tennis.
4.      Who or which was your the best teacher and why?
I think Mrs G.M., my teacher in diachronic linguistics at La Sorbonne. She was Italian, very charismatic and also very efficient. I never forgot what she taught me.