Janice studied for her degree in French with Italian at Leeds University, England, spending a year as a teaching assistant in a school in the Auvergne region of France as well as a term studying in Florence, Italy. She taught both French and Italian in the UK for many years, to both adults and young people and at all levels from beginning to advanced. She has visited both countries many times, usually staying with friends or host families and becoming totally immersed in the language and way of life. She also has a Master’s degree in Translation from French and Italian into English from the University of Westminster in London, and works as a freelance translator. She loves the culture of both France and Italy, and enjoys speaking, reading, translating and teaching both languages.