My name is Benjamin Salmon and I am a French native speaker from Paris, France. This will be my second year teaching at HeadStart International School. Before coming to Phuket, I also lived and worked in Bangkok, Thailand as well as Halifax on the Canadian East coast. I hold a Master Diploma in Teaching English as a Foreign Language from BridgeTEFL, and I will be preparing this year a Post Graduate Certificate in Education with the University of Nottingham. In addition to my teaching background, I also hold a Master Degree in International Trade from the INSEEC Business School in Paris. I consider myself to be a very active person; I love travelling and practice a variety of sports from Football to Yoga. I have a true passion for teaching as well as learning new languages. I intend on using this passion to inspire my students. I am very excited to begin this new role, and I look forward to collaborating with other teachers in Secondary, in order to help children developing their language learning and make their journey inside the school stimulating and fun. I have been in Phuket for about a year and I am looking forward to spend my second on this beautiful island that I call home. I really enjoy Thai culture and lifestyle, and I will continue to practice (and hopefully improve) my Thai speaking skills throughout the year. I feel very lucky to be part of the HeadStart community, and will make sure to make this year a fantastic one for our students, parents and staff.