Translating early experience into a career in France

Young movers: ‘We started school with little French but look at us now!’

The children of military personnel are used to moving from one place to another as their parents get new postings. That is exactly what happened to language teacher and translator Stéphanie Denton-Welburn, now 31.

She had already lived in Preston, Lancashire, and Ripon, North Yorkshire, by the time her RAF father was posted to Orange, Vaucluse, for three years when she was 14.

“I find it quite easy to integrate, because I have got used to moving around,” she said.

“Orange was the longest I’d ever stayed in one place, apart from when I was really young.”

While her transient lifestyle made it easy for her to ...

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